Tutor, Learning Center (Part Time)

Yavapai College
Prescott, AZ

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Description of Position

We currently have openings for Math, Science, and Nursing Tutors for the Spring 2022 Semester.

Location: Verde Campus and Prescott Campus

Tutors provide academic assistance to registered Yavapai College students. The delivery may be individual, small group, drop-in, or through workshops. Tutors provide a supportive learning environment that fosters academic success for all students.

Tutors assist students to better understand course materials, thereby improving their potential for academic success, by employing positive tutoring techniques & critical thinking strategies, and coaching students in effective study techniques. Tutors may also be asked to make suggestions for test preparation, and provide assistance with Canvas, e-mail, or other learning technology such as MyMathLab, Course Compass, or OWL.

Work locations, schedules, and the number of hours may vary based on student needs.

Other duties may include front desk customer service, participating in the development and delivery of workshops, conferring with faculty about course assignments and requirements, promoting program services throughout the campus, maintaining records on student contacts, researching and distributing resources for a particular subject area, creating flyers, and assisting students using the computer lab with MS Office programs and Canvas courseware.

All tutors are required to earn the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certification as part of their regular duties and may be required to participate in additional tutor training opportunities.

Minimum Expectations & Requirements

- 3.0 cumulative college grade point average or better including a minimum of 12 credits of academic coursework - B or better letter grade in the course(s) to be tutored

- Demonstrated knowledge and competence in the subject area(s) to be tutored

- Ability to explain concepts to others effectively and in a variety of ways

- Excellent communication and organizational skills

- Computer literacy (Canvas, INTERNET searches, Microsoft Office programs & email) - Experience working in a team setting with a diverse student population

- The cover letter must address why and what subject(s) you would tutor, hours available for work, minimum expectations and requirements, and any preferred skills and abilities you possess for this position, and the campus where you prefer to work - Instructor recommendations required for each subject area to be tutored (recommendation forms available from hiring supervisor) - Resume - Unofficial transcripts

Preferred Skills & Abilities

- Understanding of varied learning styles and corresponding instructional strategies - CRLA certification or other tutor training - Experience working in a college environment with a variety of age groups

- Bachelor's degree or higher - Work experience in a community college/higher education environment

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements and competencies listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regular attendance as scheduled is an essential job function as it demonstrates dependability towards the performance of job duties.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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