Tutor - Medical Assisting Program - Part Time



A Tutor provides students with tutoring and instructional support in medical assisting to help improve their academic capabilities and progress academically while promoting independent learning and self-reliance. Tutors assist tutees in developing and improving their competency in medical assisting core competencies; and help students integrate test-taking strategies and time management skills. Tutors may work inside the classroom as embedded tutors; tutor students in pharmacology and billing and coding; and provide on-line tutoring services to students enrolled in distance learning courses such as Medical Assisting 102,103,104,105,106,107 and 108. Performs related duties as required.


  • Provides academic assistance and tutoring to students on an individual or group basis on a weekly basis.
  • Tutors students to help them gain a deeper comprehension of core medical assisting competencies, medical terminology and anatomy and physiology and a better understanding of work assignments to improve their academic success.
  • Crafts effective tutoring plans to address tutee’s weaknesses and strengths; motivates students and provides them with confidence to feel successful.
  • Provides students with learning strategies including ways to improve study skills and retention, how to organize work, effective use of time, and how to build better study habits.
  • Schedules individual tutoring sessions at the Academic Support Center, based on students requests for tutoring in a specific subject area.
  • Assists the tutee in problem solving and applying critical thinking techniques in the context of a specific discipline or subject area.
  • Helps students develop positive attitudes and a high level of motivation towards learning and studying, build self-confidence and reduce anxiety or fear of failure in academic work.
  • Tutors students and provide students with strategies to develop effective study habits and skills to improve academic capabilities.
  • Prepares students for standardized testing and provides strategies to overcome test anxiety.
  • Participates in tutor orientation and attends professional development and training sessions to increase competency in subject areas and improve tutoring skills.
  • May conduct academic skill reviews and lead workshops on academic skills.
  • Provide ongoing communication with students, Instructors and academic advisors regrading academic progress of individual students
  • Maintains records on tutoring activities.
  • Provides periodic student assessments and evaluations as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Medical Assisting or a related field of study, OR have current medical assisting certification, either RMA (AMT) or CMA (AAMA)
  • At least three years of current work experience as a medical assistant strongly preferred
  • At least two years of current clinical or teaching experience within the medical assisting discipline strongly preferred
  • Completion of tutoring certification preferred
  • Experience in teaching, tutoring, or delivering academic support to students at the post-secondary instructional level is strongly preferred
  • Experience working in a large, urban community college environment with a diverse cultural and ethnic student body is highly desirable
  • Knowledgeable of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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