Learning Support Specialist II - Mathematics

Job Details

Requisition ID: req3100

Job Title: Learning Support Specialist II - Mathematics

Department: Mathematics

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Staff

Employment Status: Part-Time Professional

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation Type: Hourly

Compensation: $18.00

Schedule: Hours vary and are based upon operational need.

Job Description: 

The College
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs andmake higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better timeto join a two-year college, and there’s no better place to do it than at ColumbusState. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset haveestablished Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regionaleconomy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation’seducation and workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across twocampuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State isthe nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD)college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The RightSignals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees atall levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture thatrewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensivebenefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated toensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects thatof our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a communitythat embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, andlifestyles that define Central Ohio. 

The City

Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune500 companies. Columbus is one of America’s fastest-growing cities, offering awealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities,and more. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling,both professionally and personally.

To perform this job successfully,an individual must be able to perform the essential job functionssatisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in thisposition description. Since every duty associated with this position may not bedescribed herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specificallyspelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered tobe incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they wereactually written out in this position description.

Position Summary

The Learning Support Specialist 2 (LSS2)performs the duties of a professional tutor. The LSS2 will tutor in-person andis expected to work with students, either one-on-one or in small groups to helpthem attain a deeper and more substantial command of the assigned subjectmatter. The LSS2 must be able to work with multiple students and with othertutors present, in a shared tutoring space. The LSS2 will communicate with thedepartment regarding individual student progress and needs. This position isresponsible for generating reports from tutoring software and sending them tohis/her supervisor. The LSS2 must have a strong command of the subject matterand be able to communicate it effectively to students using a variety ofmethods and teaching tools.

Core Competencies Required

Professionalism, Managing Work,Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration


Supplements students’ understanding andcommand of the course material for which the students are seeking assistance,outside of class. Tutors for advanced level courses in discipline area ofexpertise only. Helps students to develop and apply appropriate learning andstudy skills. Meets with students at appointed time.


Maintains documentation of all tutoring sessions.Generates department reports for tutoring and maintains documentation ofdepartment tutoring interactions. Provides course instructor(s) withcommunication/information that can be used to facilitate student learning ofcourse content. Advanced use and implementation of the College’s tutoringsoftware.

Continuous Learning &Mentoring

Maintains a thorough knowledge of the coursematerial, as well as multiple instructional methodologies, to accommodatevarious student learning styles. Attends tutor training sessions. Providessupport to LSS, LSS1, Peer Tutors & Supplemental Instructional Leaders.Assists with technical support of tutoring software and reports.

Other Duties andResponsibilities

Holds special study sessions uponthe request of instructors, students, Departmental Tutoring Coordinator, or DepartmentChair.

Usual PhysicalRequirements

While performing duties of this job, theemployee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer.The employee regularly stands, walks, and sits for extended periods of time.Employee converses verbally with others in person and online. Employeeoccasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbs or balances and stoops, kneels,crouches or crawls. Employee frequently uses hand or fingers to touch. Visiondemands include close, relatively detailed vision and distance vision. Employeeoccasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 25 pounds when moving materials.

Working Conditions

 Normal officeand classroom working environment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: subject matter s/he will tutor. Skill in: communication and interpersonal (both written and oral).Ability to: engage a variety of tutoring strategies with appropriate sensitivity to students' various learning styles; work with individual students and with small groups of students; work with students from diverse social and academic backgrounds and those who have special learning needs; learn, become proficient at, and implement tutoring software used by the department and/or Columbus State Community College; take appropriate initiative and accept responsibility within the job parameters of an LSSII.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Statistics or related with two or more years of teaching and/or tutoring experience in a higher education environment. A GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the courses to be tutored (or acceptable alternatives). State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching at Columbus State.


About Columbus State Community College

Columbus State is one of the largest colleges in Ohio, serving approximately 45,000 students annually. Committed to equity and accessibility, and driven to innovate on behalf of our students and our community at large, Columbus State is positioned as Central Ohio’s front door to higher education. Embracing a partnership mindset, Columbus State collaborates with university partners to provide affordable bachelor’s degree options, and with the region’s major employers to develop relevant, real-world educational offerings that produce in-demand workforce talent.


Columbus State offers convenient access to classes and college services at its locations across Central Ohio. Our Columbus Campus is located in the downtown Creative Campus neighborhood of the city’s Discovery District, while our Delaware Campus serves students in the fast-growing northern part of the region. Our Regional Learning Centers are located in Dublin, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Westerville at Otterbein University, and The Southwest Center at Bolton Field.

National Recognition

Columbus State’s commitment to diverse, equitable and inclusive outcomes for our students and a better society is reflected in our recognition as the 2019 Leah Meyer Austin Award winner by Achieving the Dream, a national network dedicated to eliminating equity gaps in community college education. Columbus State is an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction and a 2021 member of its Racial Equity Leadership Academy initiative to further institutional racial equity change.

Points of Distinction

• In August 2019, Columbus State opened the new home for its School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Mitchell Hall.

• The College is a leader in The College Credit Plus Program, an Ohio Department of Education strategy aimed at increasing educational attainment.

• Thanks to its strong academic foundation, Columbus State is extremely successful in the grant-writing arena, with 98 active grants from federal and state agencies, corporations, philanthropic organizations, and other sources with a total value of $70.4 million.

• Columbus State holds an annual Day of Service, where hundreds of students, faculty, and staff volunteer at dozens of locations around the area, totaling nearly 2,500 hours of service each year.

• In 2018, Columbus State adopted Four Pillars of Student Financial Stability and is actively partnering with community organizations to help solve issues of housing and food insecurity for our students.

• In 2019, the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State opened on the Columbus Campus to help address food insecurity for students and the larger community.

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