Part Time Science Professional Tutor - Technical Assistant
Niagara County Community College
Location: Sanborn, New York
Internal Number: 870
Position Category: Part Time Staff
Position Status: 10 Month
Advertised Salary: $15 (AA/BA) - $18 (MA and above) per hour
The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) at Niagara County Community College is looking for individuals interested in tutoring our diverse population of students. Tutors will provide small group and individual tutorial assistance for existing course curriculum. The Professional Tutor bridges the gap between the college and the needs of the student. This position also helps students make academic progress, while promoting independent learning and self-reliance. Tutors assist tutees in developing and improving their competency in course work; and help students integrate and apply effective study skills, active reading and note-taking, test-taking strategies, and time management and organizational skills to their specific courses. Tutors also work inside the classroom as embedded tutors; tutor students in specific content areas; and provide online tutoring services to students enrolled in distance learning courses.
Professional Tutors for science are expected to assist students in one or more of the following content areas:
· Anatomy & Physiology
· Animal Management
· Engineering Science
· General Biology
· Human Biology
· Physical Science
In-Person tutoring hours can occur Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 4:00pm. Online tutoring hours can occur Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 7:00pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm, and Sunday 3pm – 7pm. Please provide your availability within your cover letter as well as the available modality (in-person, online, both) for tutoring services.
Typical Work Activities:
Assisting students with course content and problem-solving
Providing individual and group tutoring
Facilitating study groups and review sessions
Creating academic resources/guides for student use
Maintaining records of tutoring appointments
Utilizing tutoring management system to create, log, and detail appointments
Referring students to appropriate resources
Supporting learning and study skills development
Assisting students with general computer troubleshooting necessary for coursework
Providing embedded tutoring services, as assigned
Tutoring includes, but is not limited to, reviewing class materials, writing assistance, discussing text, or working on solutions to problems within the designated content area. Tutoring is designed as a supplement to regular classroom instruction so Tutors must be knowledgeable about the content of specific subjects to assist students in increasing their academic skills and understanding.
The most important overall responsibility of all ACE employees is to provide service in a pleasant, helpful, and effective manner to our students, members of the college community and the public.
Associate's degree or higher in a related content area or curriculum.
· Desire to help others.
· Able to communicate clearly & effectively
· Strong active listening skills
· Able to maintain confidentiality
· Responsible, dependable, honest, & mature
· In-depth understanding of the content area(s) the applicant wishes to tutor
Special Instructions Summary:
Niagara County Community College considers only those applications that clearly demonstrate the applicant meets all required qualifications as indicated on the posting, please review the qualifications before applying. Persons meeting the required qualifications as stated above should submit the following:
cover letter that addresses each of the qualifications
names and contact information for three (3) current, work related references
Incomplete packets will be rejected for lack of information.
NCCC does not discriminate and prohibits harassment or discrimination related to any protected category including creed, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, age, race, color, veteran status, military status, religion, sexual orientation, domestic violence status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Established in 1962, NCCC offers a comprehensive and vibrant learning environment with an enrollment of approximately 5,214 students (Fall 2018 semester). The student to faculty ratio is 17:1, providing a high degree of personalized attention for students. The NCCC campus, located in Sanborn, NY, offers easy access to both Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls State Park, and is minutes from the Canadian border. The campus is centrally located between the county’s three main cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls, and North Tonawanda. NCCC serves the community in two locations within Niagara County, at the Sanborn campus, and at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, located in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls. NCCC continues to actively expand with the recent opening of its Learning Commons Center, a $25 million dollar project on the Sanborn campus. In just a short period of time, it has become the nucleus of the campus; a place for faculty to collaborate and help students develop critical thinking skills while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and innovative student support services. Our college nurtures and empowers its students in ways that recognize and value our common humanity ...as well as the richness of our diversity. NCCC offers high-quality academic programs leading to degrees and certificates which are supported by outstanding student services. NCCC provides a variety of cultural, social, and international experiences, as well as community education and workforce development that supports economic development that positively impacts the quality of life. The College operates through a collegial model of shared governance and is accountable to meet the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. NCCC welcomes applicants who are committed in helping us fulfill our mission and to reach our vision of being a leader in providing a dynamic, high quality, educational environment responsive to current and emerging needs of our students and community. At NCCC we embrace diversity and promote inclusion throughout the institution and seek candidates who share those principles and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.