Professional Tutor, English

Joliet Junior College
Main Campus, Joliet, IL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Position Title:

Professional Tutor, English

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: TUTOR, Tutoring and Testing Center
STATUS:Part time
DEPARTMENT: Tutoring and Learning Center
DIVISION: Student Development
UNION: Support and Technical
REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Tutoring and Learning Center
PLACEMENT: Support staff, grade 6
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $18.49 per hour

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

Provides tutoring and leads various workshops pertaining to test preparation and other academic skills. Exercises a high level of discretion; provides professional, effective, and efficient customer service assistance to students, faculty, college personnel, and community members. Provides timely updates to the Director and Supervisor to keep them informed about tutoring needs, concerns, student-related issues, and the like. Considerable judgment and initiative in adapting work procedures to new situations are required. Tutoring hours are assessed each month and may be adjusted to accommodate TLC needs.

BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ENGLISH, MATH, NURSING, PHYSICS, and other subjects as determined by budgetary allocations and student demand.

1. Professionally represent Joliet Junior College and uphold the College’s core values.
2. Tutor students in all levels of subject area and/or related courses, using both individual and small group tutoring sessions.
3. Provide exceptional customer service to all visitors including students, faculty, staff, and community members. Provide general assistance to students with disabilities as needed. Answer inquiries and provide information and referrals.
4. Maintain accurate and timely records of tutoring activities through the appropriate tools to provide data for student demand, site scheduling, and performance evaluations (i.e. Academic Success Tracker, and others).
5. Each semester, conduct Tutoring and Learning Center workshops in accordance with CRLA certification requirements; such workshops may include final exam review sessions, placement test preparation, TEAS preparation, High School Equivalency test preparation, writing a college application essay, writing a scholarship essay, using various pieces of software, etc.
6. Create, select, and develop instructional support materials that recognize and address individual student needs.
7. Meet with instructors to provide assistance that meets individual student needs.
8. Promote tutoring services through the distribution of flyers and schedules during class visitations, meetings with instructors, classroom presentations, and participation in other events as needed.
9. Participate in staff meetings, in-services, and trainings as may be required.
10. Assist with the interviewing, selecting, training, and mentoring of peer tutors.
11. Participate in departmental and collegiate goals and objectives.
12. Perform related duties as assigned.

1. Bachelor’s degree in subject to be tutored and/or related area.
2. Experience in teaching, tutoring, or delivering support at the post-secondary instructional level.
3. Ability to work with minimum supervision and to handle sensitive information with professionalism, discretion, and impartiality.
4. Patience, problem solving abilities, and a willingness to accept responsibility.
5. Strong verbal and written communication skills, and ability and willingness to work cooperatively with a diverse population.
6. LEAP Tutors (working with non-native speakers ONLY): TESOL/ TEFL certification.

7. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.
8. Demonstrated commitment to the college’s core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation and quality.

1. Master’s degree in subject to be tutored and/or related area.
2. Tutoring experience in a community college environment.
3. One (1) year experience in delivering academic support/instruction to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds or diverse cultural/ethnic groups.
4. Experience in adult education.
5. Experience in virtual or online tutoring.
6. Training experience.
7. Math Tutors: Knowledge of math software such as StatCrunch and MyMathLab

8. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.

9. Demonstrated multicultural competence.

1. Normal office physical demands.
2. Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events.

1. Duties are performed indoors in the usual office or school environment.

Schedule varies depending on department needs. Willingness to travel to all JJC campus locations.

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Part time

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Working at Joliet Junior College 

Joliet Junior College, the nation's first public community college, offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. A comprehensive community college, JJC also provides occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services, and student support services.

Tucked in the middle of a wildlife preserve, bridging the banks of a lake and surrounded by its own Arboretum, Joliet Junior College is an educational community that embraces diversity and promotes personal growth. Each year, more than 35,000 students find the diverse, comprehensive high quality educational experience they are looking for at JJC. We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of this experience.

The recruitment of qualified and diverse personnel is the cornerstone of JJC's commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. The College supports this commitment by providing personnel with excellent terms and conditions of employment, outstanding health and welfare benefits and programs for a secure retirement.

JJC employees work in a wide variety of roles within the college, including faculty, support staff, and administrative positions. With such a diverse range of professions, JJC ensures that a wealth of development opportunities is available to employees. From personal growth, career advancement, and a dynamic and rewarding work atmosphere, employees have the resources they need to achieve a successful and fulfilling career at JJC.

Joliet Junior College's open search procedures allow us to find the best available candidates for positions and to provide a balanced workforce to reflect the ethnic composition of the District we serve.

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