Learning Effectiveness Program Social Sciences Tutor

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Student Affairs / Services

The Learning Effectiveness Program at the University of Denver is now hiring Social Sciences tutors. We are in need of tutors who have a strong background in college-level mathematics, from entry-level to advanced level. Ideal candidates will have a passion for tutoring, be adaptable and willing to learn new tutoring practices, and have a strong desire to serve neurodiverse students.

Works under the direction of the Tutoring Coordinator and LEP Assistant Director. Social Sciences LEP Tutors assist students in building confidence, independence, and academic skills in a one-on-one setting. Tutors are also responsible for providing students with access to resources that will encourage them to achieve academic goals. Please note: Hours worked are based on student request.

LEP Tutor Essential Functions

  • Effectively tutors LEP in a one-on-one environment.
  • Assists students in becoming self-sufficient, independent learners.
  • Only tutors during fall, winter, and spring quarters, unless otherwise approved by the Tutoring Coordinator.
  • Sets tutoring availability in Insight and plans to be free for tutoring during those hours.
  • Communicates via phone, email, or in-person on a consistent basis with the Tutoring Coordinator/Lead Tutor to update them with any questions, comments, or concerns they may have regarding LEP tutoring.
  • Collaborates with LEP Academic Counselors to meet the learning needs of the students.
  • Sets tutoring availability in Insight (tutor appointment management software) within 1 week after completing New Tutor Orientation.
  • Responds to tutoring requests from students within 24 hours.
  • Updates appointment information (changes, cancellations, etc.) within 24 hours.
  • Completes all Tutoring Summaries in a timely manner and clearly communicates what was covered in the session and the resulting outcome/s.

LEP Social Sciences Tutor Functions

  • Tutors students in social science areas such as psychology, sociology, education, library science, international studies, MFJS, women’s studies, etc.
  • Provides proficient and competent tutoring services in subjects tutored.
  • Participates in subject-specific meetings with other social science tutors.
  • Participates in CRLA Level 1 training, to be completed by the end of 1st year as a tutor.
  • Conducts 1 self-reflection with a student to be reviewed and discussed with tutor group.

Supervision & Training

All LEP Tutors fall under the direct supervision of the LEP Tutoring Coordinator. Each tutor is assigned to a Lead Tutor who will act as their tutor mentor during their time as an LEP Tutor.

The Learning Effectiveness Program is a unique program that serves students who are neurodiverse learners. Our students are individuals who require competent and skilled tutors to assist them in learning the academic, and some non-academic, skills needed to be successful here at DU. All new tutors must complete the online New Tutor Orientation training as well as the first 4 hours of the CRLA Certification. The Learning Effectiveness Program participates in the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Level I Certification (https://crla.net/index.php/certifications/ittpc-international-tutor-training-program), we expect that each tutor will participate in the required training activities to maintain our LEP tutoring standards and CRLA Level I Certification status. These activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Complete the online LEP New Tutor Orientation to become familiar with LEP students’ needs, working with neurodiversity, and learning to apply the principles of Universal Design for Learning in tutoring sessions.
  • Work toward earning the necessary 10 hours of CRLA Level I Certification training during the first year as an LEP Tutor.
  • Attend any/all supplemental trainings throughout the year as directed by the Tutoring Coordinator.
  • Complete AT LEAST 25 hours of tutoring during the academic year to meet the CRLA Level I requirements.
  • Attends any one-on-one meetings as requested by the Tutoring Coordinator.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to learn how to tutor students in a one-on-one environment.
  • Ability implement principles of Universal Design for Learning when working with neurodiverse learners.
  • Ability to work with students who are experiencing anxiety and stress.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent and proactive communication skills.
  • Able to adapt tutoring behaviors based on best practices and LEP needs.

Required Qualifications

Student Tutors

  • LEP Student Tutors must be currently enrolled in DU classes.
  • Tutors must have a 3.0 GPA or higher in the specific subject to be tutored and must provide the Tutoring Coordinator with a letter of recommendation from a faculty/staff member within their field.
  • Be willing to adapt tutoring behaviors based on best practices and LEP needs.

Community Tutors

  • LEP Community Tutors must have at least 1 year of demonstrated experience in the subjects they want to tutor.
  • Be willing to adapt tutoring behaviors based on best practices and LEP needs.

Preferred Qualifications

Student Tutors

  • Graduate level student.
  • Prior tutoring experience.
  • Experience working with students from neurodiverse backgrounds.

Community Tutors

  • Prior tutoring experience.
  • Experience working with students from neurodiverse backgrounds.

Hourly Range

Student Tutors

This position is eligible for federal work-study, which requires eligibility through the Financial Aid Office. This position is also open to non-work study funded students. Tutors will be paid $14.77 - $16.77.

Community Tutors

The hourly range is $14.77 - $16.77.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, available market information, and course enrollment, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits

The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Work Schedule

The hours for this position are flexible. Tutors can set their hours of availability but will only be paid for actual tutoring time. Tutor hours are dependent up on student appointment requests. There are other paid opportunities such as Prep time, Admin time, and time spent on professional development activities required by the Tutoring Coordinator. All new tutors are required to complete the New Tutor Orientation online training and the CRLA Level 1 (Basics of Tutoring) online training before they will be allowed to begin tutoring.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. LEP Tutoring applications will be accepted a quarter ahead of time. For example, if tutors are needed for the Fall Quarter, then the application will be live starting in the Summer Quarter. Please submit the required materials listed below in order to be considered.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume or CV including professional/academic references
  3. Letter of Recommendation from Faculty, Staff, or current/prior Supervisor attesting to applicant's fit as a tutor
  4. Copies of unofficial transcripts from all current and prior institutions

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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