The purpose of the part-time peer tutor is to serve as a “model student” to WCC students seeking tutoring. Peer tutors assist students as they “learn how to learn” through the development of general academic skills and subjects-specific skill building in a variety of tutoring formats.
Tutors in Math, Business, and Technical Foundations tutor students in the following academic disciplines: math, accounting, computer programming, computer networking, statistics, advanced manufacturing, HVAC, transportation technologies, and welding. Please indicate in your cover letter the areas you are qualified to tutor.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Assist students in understanding concepts and applying learning processes in order for students to complete homework independently. • Meet with students through various formats including working among various students simultaneously. • Maintain a positive working relationship with students, faculty, and staff. • Promote use of appropriate technology applications. • Demonstrate excellent content-based knowledge to successfully work with students, at their level, to understand course content. • Recommend topics for and deliver academic workshops. • Work with Blackboard and all its functions and demonstrate to students. • Act as a representative of WCC Learning Commons promoting tutoring and campus resources to students at various college sponsored events and in classrooms to both faculty and students. • Familiarity with FERPA and student confidentiality. • Follow departmental practices and procedures. Provide feedback to improve departmental practices and procedures. • Attend in-service, workshops, department and WCC sponsored trainings as directed by supervisor • Regular attendance on campus is required. • Other duties as assigned.
Hours/Schedule: This position will work up to 17 hours per week – schedules can vary by semester. Tutors do not work when the campus is closed or when classes are not in session.
Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Minimum of 12 college credits. • Must have a “B” or better in related WCC coursework. • Computer proficiency. • Willingness to remain current on course materials, as determined by faculty. • Encourage student success by creating an environment of belonging and high achievement. • Serve as a positive role model at all times when on campus. • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal communications. • Ability to work successfully with diverse students of all ages, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, and levels of academic achievement. • Strong public service commitment and positive attitude. • Ability to assume responsibility and work enthusiastically with minimal supervision.
About Washtenaw Community College
For over 50 years, WCC's open-door admissions policy, affordable tuition rates, and high-quality classes have attracted students from local communities and around the world. More than 18,000 register for credit classes each year, and thousands more enroll in non-credit LifeLong Learning classes. WCC's diverse student body includes more than 1,000 students from over 100 foreign countries.WCC's small classes allow for lots of individual attention. The average class size is 22 students. That's a fraction of the size of many basic classes at four-year colleges and universities.WCC also emphasizes convenience. It offers classes seven days a week, at night, and online. And transferring is easy because WCC has agreements with four-year schools throughout Michigan.