Staff - Part-Time Professional Math Tutor (Niles)

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Staff - Part-Time Professional Math Tutor (Niles)

Posting Number: 20110744
Job Category: Staff

Job Description Summary:
Southwestern Michigan College is seeking a Part-Time Professional Math Tutor for our Niles campus who is dedicated and enthusiastic. This position will start in the Spring semester (January 2019).

Professional Tutors report to the Coordinator of Tutoring Services and the assistant Coordinator of Niles. Professional Tutors will provide academic support and subject specific tutoring for students as well as participate in professional development and training as appropriate for their subject or position. Professional Tutors are active both in the classroom and in The Learning Lab in the Fred L. Mathews Library or the Niles campus, interacting with students in both individual and group situations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide subject area tutoring services to students, faculty, and staff in one or more academic area: math, science, writing, accounting, business, or health services/nursing.
  • Develop and implement a plan for tutoring that addresses content area skill development, study skill strategies, and uses best practices in tutor subject area to enable students to become independent learners.
  • Record and submit detailed documentation of each tutoring session.
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and mentoring new peer tutors each semester.
  • Assist the Coordinator in developing and maintaining relationships with key faculty.
  • Assist in the development and/or presentation of student retention workshops or seminars.
  • Assist students with general computer and printer use.
  • Attend all tutor trainings, professional development opportunities, and staff meetings required by the Coordinator.
  • Meet with the Coordinator to establish professional development and position goals/objectives. Designate meeting dates with Coordinator to review and update goals/objectives.
  • Present a professional demeanor at all times in both personality/dress and provide exceptional customer service.
  • This position requires travel to both Dowagiac and Niles Campuses and some hours outside of normal shifts to accommodate training and presentations.
  • The duties listed in this job description are not all-inclusive, but a list of the major responsibilities. Additional duties not noted in the job description may be assigned by a supervisor.

    1. The physical activity of this position. (Please check all that apply)
    A. Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
    B. Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
    C. Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
    D. Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
    E. Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
    F. Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
    2. The physical requirements of this position.
    Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. 3. The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision.
    The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
    4. The conditions the employee will be subject to in this position.
    None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Associate’s Degree or higher
    • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of:
    • Basic material presented in college classes.
    • Computer and office applications, particularly Microsoft Office, Google Docs and Drive, and other content platforms.
    • Skills:
    • Strong public orientation and ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.
    • Exemplary student service abilities.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work well with individuals with diverse backgrounds.
    • Attention to detail.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s Degree or higher

    Other Information:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Please submit a resume and cover letter.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/14/2018
    Application Due: 1/16/2019
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