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Learning Support Services- Peer Tutor

Wells College
Aurora, NY, US

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    Peer Tutor


    Job Purpose: 

    To facilitate student learning by (a) helping to clarify specific course content and (b) promoting/modeling the use of appropriate study strategies as well as writing techniques and habits 


    Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

    1. Tutors are expected to participate in training sessions and meetings, as requested (compensation will be provided).
     2. Tutors will meet with students in the Learning Commons area of the Long Library.
     3. Under no circumstances should a tutor do a student’s work for him/her. Sessions should always be collaborative in nature. Tutors will not write papers, review books or prepare work for a student. A tutor may guide, direct and offer assistance in organizing a paper or assignment, but the student must do his/her own work. The tutor may cancel and/or terminate the tutoring relationship if the tutee presses the tutor to do his/her work.
     4. Tutors should inform and/or consult with the Coordinator of the Writing Center if they encounter any problems or need any type of assistance relating to their tutoring situation.
     5. Tutors must maintain scheduled hours. If a tutor is unable to attend a tutoring session, s/he should notify the Coordinator of the Writing Center in advance.
     6. Tutors are expected to respect students’ rights to confidentiality and follow legal guidelines regarding dispersal of information.
     7. Tutors are expected to act as a representative for the tutoring program within the campus community.
     8. Tutors must maintain detailed records and maintain sign-in sheets to document activities. 


    Job Qualifications: 

     1. Tutors must have obtained and maintain a grade of B+ (3.3) or higher in the subject(s) which they intend to tutor and have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
     2. Tutors must submit a written recommendation from a faculty member in the subject area(s) to be tutored 

    3. Tutors submit a writing sample. The sample does not need to be from the subject area they are requesting to tutor in, but should be an example of their best work. The sample should be academic in nature, but tutors may submit a secondary creative writing sample if they desire.  
     3. Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds as well as under-prepared, special needs, and multi-lingual students. 

    4. Ability to provide some assistance with test-taking strategies, note taking skills, and time management.
     5. Relevant experience that demonstrates the ability to work well with students/peers and leadership skills.
     6. Availability to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.


Working at Wells College 

Wells College is a nationally recognized private coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, New York, on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. It was established in 1868 by Henry Wells, founder of the Wells Fargo and American Express Companies. The College is known as an exceptional value, pairing top quality academic programs with affordable tuition. With a full-time enrollment of about 550 students, Wells boasts small class sizes, an extensive experiential learning program, cross-enrollment with nearby Cornell University and Ithaca College, and a wide range of off-campus study options.

The rigorous academic environment emphasizes close faculty/student interaction, undergraduate research, off-campus study, internships, and active community service and involvement. Wells offers 17 majors and 39 minors, in addition to individualized programs. Formerly a women’s college, Wells became coeducational in 2005.

The scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York is an area known for its beauty and high concentration of outstanding colleges and universities. The village of Aurora is centrally located and provides easy access to metropolitan, cultural, and educational centers — 25 minutes from Ithaca; 1 hour from Rochester and Syracuse; 2.5 hours from Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Canada; and 5 hours from New York City.

Full-time employees are eligible for a wide range of benefits including health and life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability insurance, EAP, course attendance, dependent tuition benefits, 11 paid holidays and vacation, sick and personal time off.

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