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Title: Professional Tutor - ESL

Employee Classification: Part Time Classified/A/P

Department: Academic Success & Tutoring

Salary Range: starting at $18.90 commensurate on experience and education

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

Assist students in achieving educational goals by providing individual and small group tutoring sessions in academic writing and reading comprehension, English grammar, and listening comprehension. Integrate sessions with study and learning strategies to promote learning. Facilitate learning by building rapport with students as an academic coach or mentor; may assist with creation/development of activities, workshops, and supplemental materials; including, but not limited to, handouts, study guides, and tip sheets to use with students. Other job-related duties as assigned.

What you'll do:
  • Provides individual and small group tutoring sessions in various academic disciplines in order to facilitate student mastery of concepts or applications of a specific course of study.
    Facilitates learning as a coach or mentor to assist students in becoming successful, independent learners.
    Integrates effective study and learning strategies to maximize students’ potential for academic progress.
    May assist students with the use of institutional and instructional technology.
    Assists with the development and delivery of tutor training.
    Creates supplemental materials including but not limited to handouts, study guides, and tip sheets for support center staff to use with students.
    Attends scheduled staff meetings and takes initiative to sustain and improve daily operations.
    Remains current on best practices, research and literature in the tutoring field. Other duties as assigned.
Education, experience, and other requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in TESL, TESOL —or in related field with TESL Certification.
At least two years of relevant experience as ESL instructor or tutor preferably at a community college or academic ESL program.
Working knowledge of a second language.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in TESOL or at least 18 hours graduate level Applied Linguistics or TESL.
Fluent or near-fluent in second language.


Since 1962, St. Louis Community College has held fast to the belief that education has the power to lift up individuals and our communities. Ready to join a team dedicated to expanding minds and changing lives? Explore our current openings and see what makes STLCC extraordinary.

As an employer, St. Louis Community College is committed to offering full-time employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

At STLCC, we strive to foster an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or class.

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