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Professional Writing Center Tutor (Part Time Evening)

Dean College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
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Company Description:

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations. A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning. Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.

Recognized as a Top Regional College by U.S. News & World Report for eleven consecutive years and named a College of Distinction for six consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 400 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies, EMT and certificate programs throughout the year.

Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 87 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on hands-on engagement and exceptional teaching. This community-wide commitment of always going the extra mile for students is known as The Dean Difference.  Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.

Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.

What is The Dean Difference?
The Dean Difference isn't any one thing. It's not a program or a professor. It's not a single class or a club. It's the way our academics support networks and community overlap, interweave and magnify each other. Our difference unites us. It's our secret formula. It's the nucleus around which we orbit. It isn't one thing, it's everything

Job Description:

The Theodore and Cynthia Berenson Center for Writing, Mathematics and Presentation Excellence is seeking a professional writing tutor to offer undergraduate student support in planning, drafting, revising, editing and citing writing assignments. Professional writing tutors also offer support with other language-based skills including reading, English conversation practice for English language learners, and will be trained to support students with planning and delivering oral presentations. Professional tutors work one-on-one with domestic and international students for scheduled appointments and drop-in sessions.  


This is a fall-spring semester, part-time position; twelve hours per week for 14 weeks each semester. Prospective candidates' must be available to work Sunday 6:00-10:00 PM, Tuesday and Thursday 7:00-11:00 PM. Candidates must be able to work additional days/evenings (or occasional weekends) to make up hours when necessary.

Job Duties

  • Support students in understanding assignments, as well as planning, drafting, revising, editing and citing writing assignments;
  • Professional writing tutors offer support in other language-based skills including reading, English conversation practice for English language learners, and will be trained to support students with planning and delivering oral presentations;
  • Actively support the learning process and work to create and support a student-centered environment;
  • Collaborate with other departments on campus to support students enrolled in Academic Coaching program;
  • Motivate students through the learning process and provide referrals as needed;
  • Assist, when needed, in the delivery of all programs and services provided by the Morton Family Learning Center;
  • Assist Morton Family Learning Center staff with special projects as assigned by the Director, including occasional administrative duties;
  • Provide documentation and analysis of student attendance and performance during tutoring sessions;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Support classes and workshops in the Berenson Center


  • Master's degree in English, communications, education, special education or related field;
  • Experience working with students with learning difficulties, preferably at the college level;
  • Understanding of student development theory and different learning styles;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Experience motivating students in the learning process;
  • Tutoring or teaching experience required;
  • Prospective candidates must be available to work at least three evenings per week and may be asked to work additional hours during finals week;
  • Prospective candidates must be prepared to sit for extended periods of time;
  • In addition, knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook is essential as well as comfort with learning new software;
  • Prospective candidates must be prepared to look at computer screens for lengthy periods of time.
  • Supervise activity in the Theodore and Cynthia Center for Writing, Mathematics, and Presentation Excellence during your assigned times.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination and Vaccine Booster Shot, Required.

Additional Information:

Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis.

Dean College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.

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