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Professional Tutor for TRiO Student Support Services and TLC – English

Posted: June 22, 2022

Title:                          Professional Tutor – English
Department:           TRiO Student Support Services and TLC
Supervisor(s):        Director, TRIO Student Support Services and Director, TLC
Category:                Staff
Status/Type:          Part-time, Hourly up to 20 hours per week, 33 weeks

Position Summary: 

The Professional Tutor primarily delivers individual and group tutorial assistance to Finlandia students in core subjects.  Professional Tutors may present short student workshops in their subject area or another college success topic. In addition, the Professional Tutor enters the tutoring data into a database, and assists students and student workers in the use of computers and various software programs.

Essential Responsibilities:

    1. Assist TRIO Staff in promoting tutorial services
    2. Provide individual and group tutorial assistance to students in core subjects
    3. Provide study skill instruction as needed
    4. Maintain documentation of tutorial services rendered, including entering data into database for subsequent reports.
    5. Train and assist students in the use of computers and various software programs
    6. Assist with ongoing tutoring and evaluation tasks
    7. Refer students experiencing personal or severe academic difficulties to the TRIO Director for appropriate referral
    8. Serve as a positive member of an academic support team working toward a common goal of student success
    9. Support institutional identity and mission of Finlandia University “as a learning Community dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service”

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a core subject area of English
  2. One to three years of previous experience in tutoring and/or remedial instruction or related experiences
  1. Familiarity with current trends and practices in tutoring college students
  2. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills
  3. Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
  4. Demonstrated solid organizational and management skills
  5. The ability to work independently as a self-starter utilizing critical thinking skills
  6. Sensitivity to and familiarity with the social, economic, and cultural background of low-Income, first generation, and students who possess a disability
  7. Efficient in the use of personal computers, including common software and database applications
  1. Able to promote a positive, student-oriented environment with the highest regard to student success and service to students
  2. Consistently greet students, staff, faculty and colleagues in a friendly, courteous and efficient manner
  1. Adaptable to a dynamic environment characteristic of an institution experiencing enrollment growth and program development

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in core subject area
  2. One to three years of teaching experience, preferably at college or high school level
  3. Knowledge of personal and student development theory and practice
  4. Familiarity with methods for working with learning with students who possess a disability
  1. Knowledge of federal regulations governing Department of Education programs

Application Procedure:

E-mail cover letter and resume to:

Terri Olsen
terri.olsen@finlandia.edu
TRIO Student Support Services
Finlandia University
601 Quincy Street
Hancock, MI 49930

OR

Human Resources
humanresources@finlandia.edu
Finlandia University
601 Quincy Street
Hancock, MI 49930

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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