Writing Tutor

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
$17.03 - $20/hour
Posted
02 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2018
Ref
11458
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Sessional

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA 
Starting Salary Range: $17.03 - $20/hour
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: varies 
Employee subgroup: S1 Hrly Exmpt 
Location: 25-MD:JH at Columbia Center 
Department name: 60000051-Student Services 
Personnel area: Carey Business School

Purpose of Position:

Student Success Center (SSC) writing tutors serve as consultants to Carey Business School students by providing assistance with presentation skills and all areas of the writing process, specifically for business assignments. The tutor’s goal is to support the Student Success Center’s mission by providing students with additional academic support in a professional manner. Tutors do not edit or proofread papers, and instead elicit critical thinking, aiding in students’ understanding of their writing. Tutors work with students in-person and online and use various teaching and tutoring strategies. The tutor will also attend a mandatory orientation and may be asked to proctor final exams and assist in the design and delivery of periodic workshops throughout the academic term.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (Include % of time):

In-person/online Tutoring (95%)

  • Provide students with assistance in all stages of writing and presentation assignments
  • Use various teaching strategies to tutor
  • Keep records of appointments and student progress
  • Attend a mandatory orientation
  • Assist in the design and delivery of group workshops related to expertise

Administrative Tasks (5%)

  • Filing, copying, creating resources, updating marketing materials as assigned by supervisor
  • Proctoring of final exams

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred.
  • Experience teaching or tutoring.
  • Experience working with international students.
  • Experience using online platforms, such as Zoom, Skype, Adobe Connect, or Google Hangouts

Knowledge and Skill:

  • Mastery of written communication skills, including organization, paragraph structure, audience tone, and grammar.
  • Familiarity with business writing, clarity, and conciseness.
  • Excellent speaking skills and ability to provide feedback and suggestions for oral presentations.
  • Individuals with vast knowledge of English grammar and usage are encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to maintain a professional working relationship with faculty, students and administrative staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and enjoy working with students.

Additional Information:

  • Must submit a writing sample that demonstrates excellent written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work on site and online, evenings and weekends.
  • Up to 20 hours/week depending on student and center needs.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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