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DATE:  August 21, 2020

POSITION: Peer Tutor  – Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Accounting, Information Technology, Computer Science, or Writing 

DEPARTMENT:  Library & Learning Center – Paula Yunko – Paula.yunko@keystone.edu

JOB PURPOSE:  Tutors provide remote individual and small group tutoring sessions in subjects in which the tutor has done well. Face-to-face appointments may also be provided on current CDC and College guidelines. The tutor facilitates learning as a guide and coach to assist the student to become a successful, independent learner. The purpose of tutoring is to increase and enhance mastery of concepts or applications of a specific course of study. Tutors integrate effective study and learning strategies to maximize the tutee’s potential for academic progress. As members of the Learning Center team, tutors are expected to maintain ongoing communication with the Library Staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Students may not work more than 10 hours per week
  • Once a schedule has been agreed upon, it is the responsibility of the student employee to:
    • Arrive at work on time, ready to perform position-related activities.
    • Notify supervisor in a timely manner if the he or she is unable to arrive at work on time.
    • Tutor students in specific course material and integrate study and learning strategies to promote independent learning. This can be done on a one-to-one or small-group basis.
    • Have a flexible schedule and provide the Learning Center with a consistent schedule of availability to be posted and distributed. The schedule may include appointments and walk-ins. These hours must be entered into the online scheduler.
  • Complete the required tutor training seminar at the start of the semester as required by the Library & Learning Center Director.
  • Work with Faculty and/or Moodle Course shells as needed to provide timely academic support.
  • Keep regular and accurate records of tutoring sessions using the appropriate online system and nomenclature.
  • Make appropriate referrals to other campus resources and needed and document the referral.
  • Complete bi-weekly timesheets online according the calendar and specifications of Human Resources & payroll.

REQUIREMENTS:        

Received a grade of “A”, “A-“ or “B+”  in the courses for which you are tutoring.  For these slots we are looking for excellence in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Accounting, Information Technology, Writing OR Math.

Obtain a recommendation from a faculty member in the subject matter you want to tutor.

Demonstrate an ability to quickly establish rapport and communicate well with students.

Exhibit excellent interpersonal communication skills and ease in relating to people from varying educational, cultural, and social backgrounds.

A flexible and organized schedule that ensures reliability and punctuality.

Be capable of conducting small group tutoring sessions.

Be capable of conducting online tutoring sessions using the appropriate software.

TO APPLY:  Please apply by visiting the How to Apply for Student Employment Page on our website. You must be a current Keystone College student and eligible for a work-study grant to apply.

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