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Academic Year Part-Time Tutoring Positions

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Job Description
Academic Year – Tutoring Positions

Reports to:

Academic Coordinator/Counselor

Starting Wage:

Commensurate with experience (will be discussed during personal interview)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Tutor student(s) in the assigned subject area to increase their content/concept mastery.
  • Inspire and encourage tutees to be intrinsically motivated.
  • Address students' immediate educational concerns at each session.
  • Teach students helpful learning strategies through their homework assignments.
  • Keep supplemental materials (i.e. sample exercises, textbooks, etc.) on hand in case students don't bring homework or assignments to tutoring.
  • Keep a written record of students' progress, feedback and school performance.
  • Attend all required training and meetings.


  • Arrive early and create a productive tutoring atmosphere at every session.
  • Communicate with the Academic Coordinator/Counselor via email/phone/mail, as required.
  • Complete timesheet in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Inform the Academic Coordinator/Counselor immediately of any needs, problems or successes in tutoring sessions.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all students' academic and personal information.
  • Promote the Upward Bound mission, philosophy and values in all interactions with students.
  • All prospective tutors are responsible for furnishing a BCI report (National Criminal Background Check) to the Academic Coordinator prior to final appointment.


  • Strong knowledge of content area being tutored.
  • Open to constructive feedback.
  • Able to establish rapport and working relationship with assigned students.
  • Flexible in approaches used to accommodate students with different learning styles.
  • Willing to follow departmental procedures, particularly in relation to documenting student progress.
  • Good problem solving skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Upper-class college student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in a program of study that corresponds with at least one of the subjects for which the Upward Bound Program offers tutoring.
  • Relevant teaching or tutoring experience.
  • Email and Internet skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field and/or Teaching Certificate​

Page last updated: April 05, 2017