Political Science Classroom Tutor Needed for Political Ideas and Issues Class for Spring 2018


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City College of New YorkNew York, NY 10065


The City Tutors (CT) is looking for tutors to provide academic support for a Political Ideas and Issues course for the Spring 2018 semester. The course focuses on the relevance of political theory in the examination and solution of current political controversies. The course will cover such themes as justice, legitimacy, civil liberties, civil disobedience, the nature of man, society and the state. Focus will be on great writings in political thought from all periods. Classes are scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30AM-10:40AM. Tutors may also need to create videos to supplement material learned in class or from the course readings.

This is a great opportunity for students who are majoring (or have already earned a degree) in the course area to enhance their knowledge and experience and who are interested in tutoring. In this role, you would collaborate with an instructor to improve students’ performance while being supported and guided by an experienced academic support professional.

All tutors for Political Science classes are expected to commit a minimum of one hour and fifteen minutes in-class, and two hours availability outside of class each week to support students having difficulty with the material. You would identify and support students who are struggling, moderate the online blog used to facilitate class discussion, and provide feedback to the instructor regarding students' concerns and difficulties that can lead to changes in future lessons. You might also design videos or assignments, and create differentiated instruction as the need arises. You will be supported throughout this process by the City Tutors staff. Tutors providing virtual support outside of the class also need to maintain a reliable internet connection in a relatively quiet space for a minimum of 1 hour sessions.

All tutors are also expected to complete a four session comprehensive, professional training regimen. 6 hours of live training, plus another hour and a half for orientation. This is a commitment of 7.5 hours of in person training, and 4 hours of supplemental training for a total of 11.5 hours of training over the course of the Spring semester.

Training days will be determined based on your schedule and that of the Tutor Training Coordinators.

CT's tutoring program has been successful in helping students gain access to support that they otherwise would not have received, given their limited time spent on campus. Having a tutor in the class early in the semester will allow us to employ strategies to reduce withdrawals and student failure rates. Your work with us would help the students’ overall subject area performance, and help us improve this educational support model, reaching more students and departments with comprehensive academic support.

To apply, you must:

  1. Have received an A- or A in Political Science courses
  2. Have a GPA at or above 3.2, or have completed a degree program
  3. Submit monthly reports, keep a log sheet of any tutoring appointments done outside of class, and regularly communicate with the tutor training coordinator.


-Have taken Political Science courses in the recent past.


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Tutoring

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 1 hour in class, 2 hours available out of class
  • 11.5 hour of live training

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