STEM Tutor – Part-Time



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Job description


Wilbur Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, seeks part-time tutors to provide students with tutoring and instructional support in an academic or occupational area of study to help improve their academic capabilities and progress academically, while promoting independent learning and self-reliance. Tutors must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a field of study and subject area related to the subject(s) being tutored OR similar technical certification and technical training.

Tutors assist tutees in developing and improving their competency in course work; and help students integrate and apply effective study skills, active reading and note-taking, test-taking strategies, time management, and organizational skills to their specific courses. Tutors work with students in various programs, providing individual and small group tutoring in math, sciences, and other subject areas. Tutors also work inside the classroom as embedded tutors, tutor students in academic support services center and math lab; and provide on-line tutoring services to students enrolled in distance learning courses. Performs related duties as required.

Wright College is particularly looking to identify candidates who are dedicated to tutoring one or more of the following:

  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Information Systems (CIS)
  • Engineering
  • Physics


  • Provides academic assistance and tutoring to students on an individual or group basis on a wide range of subjects in an academic or occupational area.
  • Tutors students to help them gain a deeper comprehension of course materials and a better understanding of work assignments to improve their academic success.
  • Crafts effective tutoring plans to address tutee’s weaknesses and strengths; motivates students and provides them with confidence to feel successful.
  • Provides students with learning strategies, including ways to improve study skills and retention, how to organize work, effective use of time, and how to build better study habits.
  • Schedules individual tutoring sessions at Wright’s Academic Support (Tutoring) Center based on students’ requests for tutoring in a specific subject area, course, or discipline.
  • Assists the tutee in problem solving and applying critical thinking techniques in the context of a specific discipline or subject area.
  • Helps students develop positive attitudes and a high level of motivation towards learning and studying, building self-confidence, and reducing anxiety or fear of failure in academic work.
  • Tutors students and provides students with strategies to develop effective study habits and skills to improve academic capabilities.
  • Prepares students for standardized testing and provides strategies to overcome test anxiety.
  • Participates in tutor orientation and attends professional development and training sessions to increase competency in subject areas and improve tutoring skills.
  • May conduct academic skill reviews and lead workshops on academic skills.
  • Provides ongoing communication with students, instructors, and academic advisors regrading academic progress of individual students.
  • Maintains records on tutoring activities. Provides periodic student assessments and evaluations, as required.


  • Supports the classroom instructor as an embedded tutor, pro-actively engaging students in learning exercises, monitoring students’ level of comprehension, and assisting students in the classroom struggling with materials and course content.
  • Meets with instructor to discuss implementation and use of lesson plans, review feedback on learning activities, and to assess students’ progress and challenges in the classroom.
  • Conducts in-class presentations on various strategies to improve academic capabilities, including study and note taking skills, reading comprehension skills, and writing skills.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university in a field of study and subject area related to the subject(s) being tutored OR similar technical certifications and training. Specific additional requirements or certifications may be required depending on the assignment area.
  • Completion of tutoring certification preferred.
  • Experience in teaching, tutoring, or delivering academic support to students at the postsecondary instructional level is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in a large, urban community college environment with a diverse cultural and ethnic student body is highly desirable.
  • Knowledgeable of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Proficiency in the subject area to be tutored.
  • Knowledge of effective tutoring techniques and strategies in subject area(s).
  • Knowledge of tutoring strategies used for improving students study skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to interact effectively with students and to motivate students to succeed.


  • Seeking candidate(s) to tutor in-person.
  • Telework arrangements may be considered based on student need and/or course modality (for embedded tutoring in online/remote classes).

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Thank you for your interest in CCC!

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