Tutor Job Description

What is a Tutor?

A tutor works with students and enables them to perform at a higher level academically. They are generally found in schools and companies specializing in education and after school tutoring. A tutor will meet with students privately or in a group setting to oversee the completion of school assignments. Additionally, a tutor can work with students to improve test-taking skills, note taking process and further elaborate on concepts learned in the classroom. They aim to assist students and promote a deeper understanding of course materials.

Education can vary widely depending upon the subject to be taught and the age group associated. Generally, tutors are expected to have a college education and a detailed understanding of the topic to be taught to students. As with education, certification can also vary by state and location. A certification from the National Tutoring Association (NTA) is preferred for higher level tutoring positions. An excellent tutor will possess a positive approach to learning as well as interpersonal skills.

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Job Overview

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Responsibilities for Tutor

  • Schedule tutoring appointments with parents and students and arrive on time and prepared for the day's lesson
  • Create educational materials to further demonstrate subject matter to be covered in tutoring sessions
  • Assess the progress of assigned students to ensure effective processes
  • Plan creative lessons to engage and educate students
  • Maintain a quiet and orderly workspace for students within the tutoring space
  • Establish a friendly, encouraging and welcoming environment for students upon their entering of the establishment
  • Connect with parents and keep them informed of student's progress and areas to be improved
  • Promote high standards for academic success and behavior and continually encourage students to meet them

Qualifications for Tutor

  • Certification from accredited tutoring associations such as NTA or CRLA
  • Experience assessing the progress of assigned students to ensure effective processes
  • Passion and excitement for the subject being taught
  • Professional experience preparing lesson plans and personalized instruction
  • Experience working with children in a supervised setting
  • Education in teaching methodology, theory and processes
  • Theoretical and practical understanding of the subject to be taught
  • Personal accountability and reliability when scheduling sessions with parents and students
  • Ability to teach students of all ages at varying levels of understanding and proficiency

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