Tutoring serves middle school & high school students by assisting with academic success strategies. The primary responsibilities of a tutor is to support students (tutees) to become more independent learners, prepare for college, and reach their goals. Tutors provide individual and/or group tutoring to students across a broad range of courses based on their personal area of expertise. Tutors meet with students to clarify and review concepts taught in class, explain processes and help students solve specific problems. Tutoring supports classroom-centered activities, and as such, the emphasis and content of the tutoring sessions is determined by the student’s needs. Tutors work with colleagues and the Program Coordinator to support their own professional development.
Provide subject-specific content to help students through drop-in assistance
Recognize the different learning styles and student preferences
Create a professional and welcoming environment by modeling respect for students’ diverse cultures, language skills, and experiences
Use active listening strategies to allow student to determine content and pace of tutoring
Utilize listening and questioning strategies as the primary tutoring method to diagnose student needs and monitor progress
Participate in professional development activities to improve tutorial skill and continue to grow cultural competence and reflection skills
Utilize feedback and reflection to improve practice
Recognize primary role to help students become more confident, more successful, self-directed learners
Be direct and kind with students at the same time
Provide direct assistance in the use of equipment, learning objects, and materials needed for student success
Make appropriate referrals to other campus and community resources as needed
Peer Tutors will provide one-on-one or small group tutoring with the support of the Coordinator and experienced tutors. Qualifications: Received an A or B in the subjects which they will tutor, and has a recommendation from faculty members in the subject area.
Level II requires a strong knowledge of the instructional area (generally requiring a 2 and/or 4-year degree, or comparable training/experience). Level II tutors apply learning styles and teaching methodology to guide students to higher levels of comprehension. Work is performed under general supervision (coordinator, part-time program tutor, and/or Level III tutor). Preference given to individuals who have successfully volunteered in the center before and/or are able to tutor multiple subjects. Qualifications: Associates or bachelor’s degree in the subject area or closely related field. Received an A or B in the subjects which they will tutor, has completed a two- or four-year degree and has a recommendation from a faculty member in the subject area.
Level III Tutor:
Level III represents the work of highly technical positions requiring more extensive knowledge and containing a higher level of complexity. The duties include all of those listed above. In addition, tutors at this level with have some responsibility to mentor colleagues and support the planning and/or execution of tutor trainings and/or workshops. Tutor works in collaboration with Coordinator. Preference given to individuals who have successfully tutored in the center before and/or are able to tutor multiple subjects. Qualifications: Advanced degree in the field and/or instructional experience