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Academic Tutor

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Richardson, TX
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Job Details

Job location: Richardson, TX

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-07-13
Req: R0006397
Job Description:


The Academic Tutor provides support services for university students in lab, one-on-one, , open classroom settings and to prospective students. Tutors do not deliver instruction; they provide coaching and mentoring support for specific content areas and students in accordance with the mission, core values, and purposes of the university.

Minimum Qualifications

The Academic Tutor must satisfy the following minimum qualifications:

  • Must possess the appropriate certifications and licensures for the content area(s); and

  • Bachelor’s degree required, equivalent industry experience, certification, and demonstrated work experience may be substituted.

Skills and Attributes

The Academic Tutor must possess the following skills and attributes: Customer service focus and a strong work ethic; proper knowledge of course materials, APA formatting and study skills, and related lab, if applicable; knowledge of technology and software as required by the content area and, knowledge of university policies and processes.

Essential Functions

The Academic Tutor performs the following essential functions:

  • Provides academic assistance to the assigned student, either in a group or individual setting and to prospective students.

  • Assists students in achieving a better understanding of a specific subject area and with improving academic capabilities in designated areas.

  • Attends periodic training or orientation sessions as required by the faculty or administrator.

  • Provides evaluations and other reports as requested.

  • Documents student progress for assessment.

  • Assists students with the development of study skills necessary for academic success.

  • Helps foster positive attitudes toward learning and studying.

  • Motivates and supports students’ achievement and success.

  • Establishes and maintains rapport with the assigned student(s) and to prospective students.

  • Serves as a role model for students receiving services.

  • Fosters an inclusive learning environment.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Required Work Hours

Up to twenty hours per week during daytime, evening, and weekend hours. Scheduled work hours may change.

Reporting and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • The Academic Tutor reports to the Campus Dean or designee.

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Requirements

The Academic Tutor must be able to speak, hear, see, read, write, type, dial, reach, and bend.

Travel (Not applicable)

Note: This position description does not list every activity, duty, and responsibility of the position and may be altered by the university at any time.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,000 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Calif., and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.

Central to our transformational impact on students, their communities, and the practice of psychology is The Engaged Professional Model of Education. This groundbreaking approach to training leverages the talents and experience of faculty practitioners, who work with our Community Partnership and Applied Professional Practice teams to provide students a rich spectrum of clinical training in a wide range of community settings. In fact, the School was the first of its kind to be named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in service and civic engagement.

Our graduates emerge with unrivaled skills, and ready to make much-needed changes in the communities they serve. They work around the world in hospitals, schools, community centers, agencies, NGOs, private practice, and elsewhere. Our graduates blend a sophisticated understanding of the human experience with high-quality practice in fields such as adolescent psychology, applied behavior analysis, Latino mental health, and forensic psychology.

The Chicago School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.

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