Tutor, Professional, Writing

Guilford Technical Community College - Jamestown, NC4.3


The Center for Academic Engagement Professional Writing Tutor provides effective tutoring to enhance students’ learning and respects students’ autonomy as independent learners. The Professional Writing Tutor responds to the individual needs of each student by personalizing tutoring strategies and methodologies.

Use a variety of tutoring techniques to meet students’ learning needs.
Integrate effective study, learning, writing, and reading strategies to maximize students’ potential for academic progress.
Conduct group tutoring sessions and workshops as needed.
Collaborate with Center for Academic Engagement staff, faculty, student support services staff, and other college constituents to deliver a comprehensive learning support program.
Maintain a positive, professional, learner-centered environment.
Develop resources for student, faculty, and staff use.
Follow and communicate Center for Academic Engagement policies and procedures.
Keep accurate records of tutoring sessions.
Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance learning support skills.
Promote the college’s tutoring program during outreach activities and events.
Demonstrate and model the college’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility, and teamwork.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:
Participate in job-related workshops and training to enhance job performance.
Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.
Difficult Challenges Contacts Education Required
Associate degree from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution or junior status at a regionally accredited four-year college with documented successful completion of undergraduate coursework in English or related field.
Education Preferred
Bachelor’s degree or higher in English or related field from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution
College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certification
Experience Required
Previous experience providing learning support and/or instruction
Demonstrated expertise in the subject area (e.g. academic and/or professional writing and editing experience)
Experience Preferred
Three years of experience providing learning support and/or instruction
Previous tutoring experience in an educational institution and/or tutoring service
Experience tutoring and/or instructing English language learners
Experience tutoring and/or instructing students with disabilities
Proficiency in keeping accurate records of tutoring sessions (i.e. session notes, start and end times, etc.) using tracking software (e.g. TutorTrac)
Proficiency in using learning management systems (e.g. Moodle, Blackboard)
KSA Required
The Professional Writing Tutor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Professional Writing Tutor must be able to:

1. Multi-task

2. Respect diversity and promote an inclusive, culturally responsive environment

3. Adapt to procedures, protocols, or assignments

4. Communicate and promote the Center for Academic Engagement with a wide range of individuals and constituents

KSA Preferred Department/Job Specific Requirements
Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):

1. Reporting Requirements

2. Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

3. Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

4. Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

5. Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

6. Safety training (Bloodborne Pathogens and E-Vac Chair)

Physical Demands
1. Must be able to get to other offices, buildings, campus locations and off-site locations as necessary to complete requirements of the job.

2. Must be able to work flexible hours.

3. Physical requirements include periods of sitting at a computer and standing.

4. Must be able to lift, pull/push and carry up to 20 pounds.

Criminal history checks, with acceptable results, are required.

Posting Type Part-Time Staff
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number 2018-051-TEMP-P
Open Date 08/20/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants