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Professional Tutor (Part-Time)

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Professional Tutor (Part-Time)
Job Description

This position facilitates student learning by (a) helping to clarify specific course content and (b) promoting/modeling the use of appropriate study strategies.

Essential Duties Summary

1. Adhere to all tutoring guidelines, as outlined by the Academic Support Center director
2. Meet with assigned tutees in Academic Support Centers or other designated or preapproved areas
3. Consult with a tutee’s instructors for advice, guidance, and direction in their tutoring work
4. Conduct in-person or online tutoring sessions as needed
5. Inform and/or consult with the Academic Support Center director if problems are encountered, or the need arises for assistance relating to a specific tutoring situation
6. Work cooperatively with Academic Support Center staff to deliver a cohesive tutoring program and to respond in a professional manner to diverse student needs
7. Participate in all tutoring training sessions and tutoring staff meetings, as requested
8. Respect students’ rights to confidentiality and follow legal guidelines regarding dispersal of information
9. Act as a representative for the tutoring program within the college community
10. Submit weekly reports and monthly time sheets to the Academic Support Center director as requested
11. Accept tutoring assignments, based on the needs of the college, at one or more of the following: L.L. Polk campus (Polkton), Old Charlotte Highway campus (Monroe), and Lockhart-Taylor Center (Wadesboro)
12. all tutor training activities and departmental staff meetings as scheduled by the Academic Support Center director
13. Perform other duties as assigned

Under no circumstances should a tutor do a student’s work for him/her or provide copies of specific exams or quizzes previously given by the professor to the student. Tutors will not write papers, review books or prepare work for a student. A tutor may guide, direct and offer assistance in organizing a paper or preparing for an exam, including discussing the types of questions usually asked on an exam, but the student must do his/her own work. The tutor may cancel and/or terminate the tutoring relationship if the tutee presses the tutor to do his/her work.

Tutors may work a maximum of 27.5 hours per week.

Individual students may be tutored a maximum of three hours per week.

Face-to-face tutoring sessions may only be held at the following SPCC locations: the Old Charlotte Highway campus in Monroe; the L.L. Polk campus in Polkton, and the Lockhart-Taylor Center in Wadesboro.

Tutoring may not take place on the weekend.

Make a minimum of four tutoring presentations to SPCC classes during the beginning of each semester. Locations, dates and times of presentations will be approved by the Academic Support Center director.

Required Qualifications

• A Bachelor’s degree in the area of tutoring or a closely related area
• A grade of B or higher in all course(s) and/or academic subject areas for which tutoring services will be offered
• A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all post-secondary course work

Preferred Qualifications

• Teaching/tutoring experience, particularly in post-secondary courses
• Other relevant work experience that demonstrates either knowledge of the content or the ability to work with students or the ability to communicate ideas effectively

Physical Demands
Special Conditions Eligibility Summary
Eeo Statement Summary

South Piedmont Community College provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees based on job related criteria without reference to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification. Applicants are requested to complete questions at the end of the online application process that are strictly voluntary. Answers to these questions will not be provided to the hiring manager, selection committee, or any other employees of South Piedmont other than the Human Resources Office. The Human Resources Office uses this information to maintain accurate confidential records on the composition of each applicant pool. If you require accommodation due to a disability in order to complete the application process, please make your request to the Human Resources Office.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number JP00009FY15-16
Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Is there any reason known to you why you might be unable to perform consistently and promptly any of the job duties? If Yes, please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Have you ever been discharged or asked to resign from a position? Yes/No. If Yes, please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Have you ever been convicted of a crime that has required you either by North Carolina law or any other state or federal law to register as a sex offender?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED/High School Equivalent
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Doctorate Degree
  5. * Do you have a grade of B or higher in all course(s) and/or academic subject areas for which tutoring services will be offered?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all post-secondary course work?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts (2)
  3. Transcripts (3)