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Professional Tutor (History and Writing)- Upward Bound Program

Apply now Job no: 494110
Full time/Part time: Part-time
Location: South Orange
Categories: Staff

Seton Hall’s Upward Bound Program is a unique educational experience that uses Federal and private funding to offer a variety of academic, social and cultural activities, as well as personal and career counseling for first-generation, limited-income high school students in Newark, East Orange, and Irvington, New Jersey. The goal of the Upward Bound Program is to assist and prepare high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds to aspire for post-secondary education and beyond.

Personal Touch: Respect, Responsiveness, and Responsibility in all professional relationships, specifically, employee to student, employee to employee, and employee to the community. College employees acknowledge their obligation to model and teach the three R’s to influence student development of behaviors that will lead to academic, professional, and personal success.

Assessment: Contributes to assessment for continuous quality improvement of the academic support for high school students.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coached students to strengthen grammar, spelling, paragraph writing, creative writing, and essay writing skills
  • Coach students about local, state, national, and global history and discuss important figures, dates, and events that have shaped our modern world
  • Differentiate lessons when needed to give all students access to the curriculum regardless of instructional level, or level of interest in the subject and organize class time to prove a balanced program of instructing/tutoring
  • Conduct educational assessments to identify educational needs, and develop individualized instructional and tutoring plans, integrating curriculum objectives and aligning with state and Common Core learning standards
  • Refer and/or connect students with needed resources to overcome academic and/or personal challenges to promote academic success
  • Provide proactive academic intervention to students experiencing poor academic performance and struggles
  • Provide individual, small, and/or large group instruction or tutorial sessions, whenever appropriate, to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and special abilities
  • Conduct educational assessments to identify educational needs, and develop individualized instructional and tutoring plans, integrating curriculum objectives and aligning with state and Common Core learning standards
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret assessment data and implement action steps for continuous quality improvement of the program’s tutorial component
  • Incorporate technology and hands-on learning experiences into the classroom with enthusiasm
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly and productive classroom environment
  • Plans and coordinates the work of Tutors for supplemental instructions
  • Maintains attendance for all students
  • Record grades and submit individual Student Assessment at the end of the semester

Position Requirements

  • Knowledge about working with under-prepared students and a genuine interest in enabling their success.
  • An ability to tutor/teach writing concepts using a variety of techniques to accommodate diversity in learning styles and develop students’ self-efficacy.
  • Demonstrate questioning techniques that require students to have active participation in the tutoring session and deepen students’ understanding.
  • Work with the Project administration on learning outcomes, quality of service assessments, and continuous quality improvements.
  • Must possess good interpersonal communication and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate good time management and organizational skills.
  • Experience working with the Federal TRiO program and under-served populations (limited-income, first-generation students) preferred.
  • Possess an acceptance of diversity, a desire to assist students, and maintain a positive attitude.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in US/World History, English Literature or another related field
  • Grade B or better in US/World History and English Literature courses
  • Preferred possession of a current and valid teaching certificate in the desired subject for teaching issued by the New Jersey Department of Education.
  • A minimum of two (2) or more years of experience tutoring or teaching the Sciences (Environmental Science, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry & Physics) to high school students
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
  • Experience in the assessment of student learning and continuous quality improvement preferred Experience in facilitating and presenting to small and large groups.
  • Ability to create supplemental lesson plans

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in education preferred

Salary Grade:

  • TP01 - Temporary


  • Non-exempt

Physical Demands:

  • General Office Environment

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Schedule: January 2020 - May 2020

Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.

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