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Tutor, Student Success Center (Part-Time)

Tutor, Student Success Center (Part-Time)

ID 
2017-2085
# of Openings 
6
Job Location 
US-WY-Cheyenne
Posted Date 
4/13/2017

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Overview

The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 

 

Please provide a resume (required) and cover letter (strongly recommended) detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position. In addition, a copy of official or unofficial transcripts is required. You can upload these documents when you create an applicant profile. If applicants have difficulty attaching the transcripts, they may email them directly to Jennifer Dempsey at jdempsey@lccc.wy.edu.

 

Multiple positions are available under this posting. Subjects include but are not limited to: Statistics, Accounting/Finance, Computer Science, Economics, Business, Math of all levels, Anatomy/Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Medical Terminology.

 

Job Summary:

 

Student Success Center (SSC) Tutors provide direct, high impact academic support to LCCC students by helping struggling students understand difficult course material, complete their homework, set academic goals, and increase their study, test-taking, learning, and college success skills through one-on-one and small group tutoring, online tutoring, workshops, and class presentations. Tutors facilitate independent, active learning and increase student learning confidence. The position requires individuals with excellent communication, creativity, and leadership abilities. All tutoring is conducted in a structured and supervised environment on the LCCC campus. Tutors provide excellent customer service to students, foster relationships with departments and instructors, increase campus awareness of SSC and Learning Commons programs and initiatives, and perform other duties related to the SSC or Learning Commons as assigned.

 

Closing Date: Screening to begin immediately. 

 

Start Date: Position is open until filled.

 

Compensation: $10.51 per hour, commensurate with education and experience. 

 

Work Schedule: Flexible; up to 18 hours per week available, depending on individual discipline needs. Monday-Thursday 9:00am-7:00pm, Friday 11:00am-4:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-2:00pm.

Essential Functions

  • Assist individual and small groups of students in scheduled and walk-in appointments to address students’ course material and homework concerns, learning needs, and learning confidence
  • Utilize and model a range of creative learning approaches and strategies to promote students’ college success skills development; this includes helping students with study, test-taking, time management, organization, goal setting, note-taking, and reading comprehension skills, among others
  • Work with fellow tutors and the Director of the Learning Commons to develop innovative course and campus-wide initiatives to increase student and department awareness of Learning Commons programs and students’ academic skills development
  • Provide excellent customer service to SSC patrons, including, but not limited to, answering questions and making appropriate referrals regarding SSC services to all students, prospective students, faculty, staff, or others who call or walk into the SSC
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional demeanor with all faculty, staff, students, and other SSC patrons
  • Model professional attitude regarding class standards and grading policies; abide by LCCC Academic Honesty and Honor Code in all student and patron interactions
  • Maintain accurate and complete scheduling and appointment records, including attendance, assessment forms, and post-appointment activity summaries, for every appointment through online management systems
  • Attend all tutor training sessions and meetings as required; work towards and obtain tutor certifications, as required
  • Schedule tutoring sessions for all tutors through online management system
  • Develop and revise handouts and study aids for students and instructors in hard copy and on the SSC webpage
  • Meet with instructors as needed to determine best strategies for tutoring the subject/course materials; foster SSC relationship with instructors and department to best meet student and department needs.
  • Lead class presentations and workshops on Learning Commons’ services, specific learning skills, and subject-specific material
  • When not assisting students or presenting in a class, work on professional development and academic success research project, as outlined by the Director of the Learning Commons, or complete other Director-assigned projects for the SSC or Learning Commons
  • Provide advance notice to the Director of the Learning Commons, fellow tutors, and scheduled tutees when tutoring sessions or SSC shifts must be canceled
  • Design and complete marketing materials for SSC and Learning Commons
  • Refer students to other support services as necessary
  • Perform administrative functions in the Student Success Center as necessary
  • Perform other Director-assigned duties as required

Nonessential Functions:  

 

An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis.

  • May cross-train as Exam Lab proctor; requires obtaining professional test administrator certification
  • May cross-train as a Supplemental Study Leader for Supplemental Instruction program; requires attending lectures and leading group study sessions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in the course to be tutored as described above
  • Ability to relate course content to everyday life
  • Ability to analyze strengths and areas of weakness in individual tutee’s study strategies
  • Ability to synthesize course content and study skills necessary to succeed in the course
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to facilitate small group discussion and learning
  • Knowledge and use of linguistic flexibility (active listening, explaining, evaluating, etc.
  • Enthusiasm, patience, persistence, and adaptability

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit through tutoring sessions. 
  • Capable of transporting (carrying) all course related materials for tutoring sessions (textbook, supplies, etc.)
  • Ability to analyze and synthesizeCourse materials for their academic and real life applications and Tutees’ study skills to establish more effective learning strategies and academic independence

Qualifications

 Minimum:

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • A GPA of at least 3.3 in all coursework related to the subject to be tutored
  • At least two years of employment in a field closely related to the subject to be tutored may be substituted for the minimum education requirement


Preferred:

  • Previous experience as a tutor or instructor
  • Previous experience with the course to be tutored and the instructor of the course
  • At least 30 credit hours of successful Post-Secondary education
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale) preferred

 

LCCC DOES NOT SPONSOR H1B VISAS.

 

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

 

Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.

 

The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies:  Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY  82007, 307-778-1217,TitleIX_ADA.Coordinator@lccc.wy.edu.

 

 

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