Laramie County Community College

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Tutor, Albany County Campus

Tutor, Albany County Campus

ID 
2017-2136
# of Openings 
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Job Location 
US-WY-Laramie
Posted Date 
6/30/2017

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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. 

 

Job Summary: 

Core responsibilities of this position include:

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. 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 student services, and perform other duties related to student success as assigned. This is a part time position, averaging 6-8 hours a week. 

Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.

 

 

Closing Date: Open until filled. Screening will be ongoing as needed.

 

Start Date: As soon as practical after offer is made, based on scheduling needs.

 

Compensation: Minimum $10.51/hr., Commensurate with education and experience.

Essential Functions

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
  • 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
  • Attend all tutor training sessions and meetings as required
  • 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
  • Provide advance notice to the Coordinator of the Student Success Center, fellow tutors, and scheduled tutees when tutoring sessions or SSC shifts must be canceled

Nonessential Functions:  

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

  • 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

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/Mental Demands:

  • Ability to sit through tutoring sessions that can be up to four hours in length
  • Capable of transporting, carrying, and lifting up to 10 lbs of course related materials for tutoring sessions (textbook, supplies, etc.)
  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged personal computer use which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
  • There may be occurrences of employees, past employees, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations
  • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well

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 at least two years of education in the subject to be tutored

Preferred:

  • Previous experience as a tutor or instructor
  • At least 30 credit hours of successful Post-Secondary education

 

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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