DATE ENTERED: May 22, 2024
POSITION: Professional Tutor
LOCATION: Danville Community College, VA
APPLY BY: No date specified

Professional Tutor

Danville Community College developed from two institutions, Danville Technical Institute and the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute opened in 1936 as Danville Textile School, becoming Danville Technical Institute just after World War II. The Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute first began as an engineering division in 1946 and was later expanded to include the first two years of course work for all engineering, business administration, liberal arts, and science majors. Beginning in the summer of 1966, all programs taught by Danville Technical Institute were brought under the Virginia Department of Community Colleges. Effective July 1, 1968, the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute merged with the existing community college providing the comprehensive programs now offered.

The Tutoring Center is seeking Professional Tutors for the following subjects:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • English
  • Spanish

Please specify your expertise in your Cover Letter/Letter of Application.

Job Duties:

  • Provide face-to-face academic assistance to assigned tutees in the subject areas listed, individually or in a group format.
  • Attend periodic training sessions to increase competency in working with students.
  • Maintain records on each student who is being tutored including attendance, periodic assessment, progress, and evaluations.
  • Assist students in developing positive attitudes toward learning and studying.
  • Assist students in developing self-confidence and raising self-concept.
  • Assist students in achieving a better understanding of specific subject material and in improving academic capabilities in designated areas.
  • Serve as a role model for students being served.
  • Mentor new tutors if directed by the Tutor Coordinator.
  • Promote the tutoring program to students and the college.
  • Lead weekly study groups.
  • Provide evaluations and other reports as requested by the Coordinator of the Tutoring Center.

KSA’s/Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of relevant subject matter.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with students.
  • Ability to assist students in achieving a better understanding of specific subject material and in improving study skills and academic capabilities in designated areas.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal skills, and time-management.
  • Ability to utilize campus resources including software and college learning management systems.
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse community of faculty, staff and students.
  • Skilled in monitoring, mentoring, and evaluating.
  • Knowledge of Zoom and other online learning platforms.
  • Willingness to receive training and to promote the tutoring program to students and the college.

Additional Considerations:

  • One year of professional teaching or tutoring experience
  • Work experience in a community college setting

Application Instructions:
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EEO Statement
The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.