Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are
passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the
transformative power of learning.
The Professional Tutor supports learning by assisting with academic
strategies to support students’ academic success. As students
strive to reach their academic goals, the main responsibility of a
tutor is to help the student in becoming a more independent,
engaged, and confident learner. Math tutors provide individual and
group tutoring to students across a broad range of math courses.
Tutors will also conduct review sessions (recitations) for college
algebra and/or statistics. Tutors meet with students to clarify and
review concepts taught in class, explain processes, and provide
tools to enhance their application and analysis of course content.
This is a 9-month position working approximately 10-20 hours per
This is a continuous open posting, the opportunity may not be
available for immediate placement; however, we encourage you to
apply for future consideration. We will contact you when the
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with
prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and
the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group
of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service,
learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora
Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University is an
inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of
learning. As a teaching-centered institution, we encourage
undergraduate and graduate students to discover what it takes to
build meaningful and examined lives. We empower our students to
achieve lasting personal and professional success.
Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes
the confidential nature of university business.
Supports learning through performance of essential job
functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or
Essential Job Functions:
Provide support through scheduled appointments, recitations,
and drop-in sessions.
Utilize effective tutoring and listening strategies to empower
student tutees to determine content and pace of tutoring.
Explore students’ individual learning preferences and work to
develop active learning and study strategies that are appropriate
for their needs and optimizes their learning.
Follow the tutor cycle, utilize open-ended questions and goal
setting to diagnose student tutoring/skill development needs, and
Assist with outreach and follow-up with students who receive
academic alerts to provide additional academic support.
Communicate with faculty to ensure continuity for students
related to specific course expectations and discussions during
Collaborate with other faculty/staff to design and deliver
recitations, exam reviews, and specialized group tutoring.
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of
Ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and
understandable manner verbally and in writing to students and
decipher comprehension during tutoring sessions.
Participate in professional development activities to improve
Essential Job Requirements:
- Master's degree or higher in math or other math-based science
(e.g. engineering, statistics) required.
- Experience in higher education is strongly preferred.
- Able to utilize excellent interpersonal skills, including the
ability to listen with empathy and respect, communicate clearly,
and convey courtesy, patience, sincerity, and a desire to
- Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with staff and faculty, characterized by cooperation, attention to
detail, flexibility, reliability, efficiency, and personal
- Able to interact with diverse personalities and populations
with respect and sensitivity.
- Able to utilize technology effectively.
- Sitting or standing at desk/worktable with student(s); moving
about the office; moving about the campus.
Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including
health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b)
retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission.
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and contact information
for three references including name, telephone, and email
If you were referred by a current employee of Aurora University
please include the name of the employee in your submission.
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.