Professional Tutors

Oakton College
Des Plaines / Skokie, IL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Category:: Tutors
Department:: Learning Center
Locations:: Des Plaines / Skokie, IL
Posted:: Apr 6, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part Time Staff
Position ID:: 160935

About Oakton College :

For 50 years, Oakton College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

Job Description:

The Learning Center recruits professional tutors year-round to create a schedule of offerings for fall, spring, and summer terms at the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses of Oakton College.

Tutors may be needed to provide assistance in a variety of subjects, disciplines, and/or courses. Typical areas of need usually include the following:

  • Accounting
  • Chemistry
  • General and engineering-based physics
  • Developmental mathematics tutoring in a classroom setting
  • Mathematics
  • Applicants who can tutor multiple subject areas are highly desired=


  • Accounting tutors: Master's degree in accounting required or equivalent experience. Mastery of college level Intermediate Accounting I & II, Cost Accounting, tax, and QuickBooks required.
  • Chemistry tutors: 45+ earned college credits, with completed coursework up to college-level inorganic and/or organic chemistry.
  • Developmental mathematics tutors: 45+ earned college credits, with completed coursework in college-level algebra and geometry. Education and/or special education background desirable. Experience with online learning software such as Pearson's MyMathLab desired.
  • Mathematics tutors: 45+ earned college credits, with completed coursework up to and including Calculus II, II, and III. Ordinary Differential Equations expertise a plus. Statistics and/or Probability courses desirable. Experience with online learning software such as Pearson's MyMathLab desired.
  • Physics tutors: 45+ earned college credits, with completed coursework up to and including college-level and engineering (Calculus) based physics.
  • Writing tutors: Master's degree in English required or equivalent experience teaching high school English classes. Minimum two years of experience working with community college students ranging from developmental English to college level English skills. ESL background or TESOL certification desirable.
  • Experience working with students or adults of various learning levels a plus.

General Job Description:

  • Provide tutor assistance for course work in approved subject(s) in a professional manner.
  • Provide open lab, classroom, and/or appointment-based tutoring to Oakton students on a fair and equitable basis.
  • Use constructivist strategies to assist students in overcoming content-specific and general learning strategies.
  • Report behavioral issues and/or incidents of academic dishonesty to supervisor and/or instructor.
  • Submit time sheets according to the established schedule.
  • Maintain student tutoring records to help facilitate communication between Learning Center staff members and instructors.
  • Maintain strict confidence about student-tutor sessions both during and after your employment with us. This is in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Assist in the marketing of Learning Center tutoring.
  • Participate in tutor training and staff development meetings.

Additional Information:

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Cover letter addressing your area(s) of expertise and interest in tutoring, as well as your available work hours and campus of preference.
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Current resume
  • References and/or a letter of recommendation

Application Instructions:

Oakton is accessible by public transportation.

Oakton College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.



Working at Oakton

Inspiring and supporting the growth and education of students is a lifelong commitment. Oakton’s commitment to its students starts with a dedicated team of skilled and passionate professionals like you. A team of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints can help unlock a student’s passion in life, giving them the tools to think critically and support their community.

From faculty and staff to service and maintenance roles, we have many positions available at both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses so you can share your skills and passion in an inclusive community that inspires generations of students.

As you support generations of students, Oakton offers generous benefits including medical, dental and employer-provided life insurance. In addition, you will enjoy an accommodating work schedule that allows you to balance an engaging career with a fulfilling home and personal life.


Company info
1600 E Golf Rd
Des Plaines / Skokie
United States

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