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Description/Job Summary

The purpose of tutoring is to increase and enhance the student’s mastery of concepts or applications of a specific course of study. An Instructional Tutor assists in providing individual and small group tutoring services to BCCC students. Instructional Tutors provide students with pre-tutoring assessments to identify the student’s weaknesses and design an individualized learning plan.

Responsibilities/Duties
  • Reviewing classroom or curricula topics and assignments;
  • Assisting students with homework, projects, test preparation, papers, research and other academic tasks;
  • Working with students to help them understand key concepts, especially those learned in the classroom;
  • Demonstrating academic best practices for specific subjects and assignments, including research and writing tactics;
  • Conducting practice tests to track progress, identify areas of improvement and help set goals for exam preparation;
  • Providing students with positive and constructive feedback;
  • Building meaningful connections with students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Instructing students both in person and over video chat;
  • Diagnosing student needs through active listening techniques and questioning strategies;
  • Recognizing different learning styles and student preferences;
  • Staying up to date with the school curriculum;
  • Collaborate with an ABE/GED program coordinator;
  • Communicate student progress to faculty and to the Tutoring Manager;
  • Maintain documentation on student remediation plan, process and success;
  • Develop resources and practice materials for use in tutoring sessions;
  • Keep regular and accurate records of tutoring sessions using designated software and/or relevant forms;
  • Provide evaluations and other reports as requested by the CAA Director;
  • Attend tutor training and required meetings;
  • Complete and return reports of tutoring sessions in an accurate and timely manner;
  • Report any problems or concerns to the CAA Director immediately;
  • Follow all BCCC policies; establish credibility with the student and staff; and behave in accordance with the College’s values and expectations;
  • Perform related duties as required
Required Skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to understand and respond to oral and written instructions and ideas;
  • Ability to interpret, apply and communicate discipline concepts;
  • Effective time management and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work harmoniously and cooperatively with colleagues, faculty, staff and students;
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Knowledge of tutoring concepts and their applications;
  • Ability to select and implement tutoring strategies, methods, and procedures based on student needs;
  • Ability to observe and accurately assess and respond to student needs;
  • Must have proficient computer skills, including MS Office suite, advanced information technology skills, and knowledge of instructional technology.
Required Qualifications
  • Experience in tutoring and/or teaching at the college level;
  • Equivalent combinations of experience and education may also receive consideration;
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Instructor recommendation;
  • Peer tutors must be enrolled in at least six credits at BCCC;

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