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      Part-Time: Instructional Support / Tutor Adult Basic Education (HopeWorks Grant)

Part-Time: Instructional Support / Tutor Adult Basic Education (HopeWorks Grant)

locationMemphis, TN, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/8/2024
Education / Training
Part Time

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open—access college. Southwest has 7 campuses/centers from which it offers over 100 programs and over 20 technical certificate programs.

We foster student success, transform lives, and increase the educational level of a growing community in Shelby County. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

We invite you to become a part of the Southwest Team!

Title: Part-Time: Instructional Support / Tutor Adult Basic Education (HopeWorks Grant)

Employee Classification: Other Professionals

Institution: Southwest Tennessee Community College

Department: Workforce Solutions Center

Campus Location: STCC - Multiple Campus Locations

Job Summary

This is a part-time, grant-funded, temporary position in the Workforce and Community Solutions department. Southwest Tennessee Community College aims to employ part-time instructional supporters/tutors to provide learning support, course reinforcement, and coaching to students in one or more of the qualified subject areas.

Part-time instruction supporters/tutors will provide tutoring sessions and/or perform front desk duties. Supplemental instruction is a non-traditional method of tutoring that provides group study support outside the classroom through discrete study sessions to supplement the in-class lessons. Part-time instruction supporters/tutors are responsible for attending all lectures for their assigned class(es) and providing two 1-hour study sessions per week. Peer supplemental instruction leaders/tutors will also serve as role models for other Southwest students.

Job Duties

  • Attend mandatory training sessions as required by the grant and Southwest.
  • Maintain tutoring records in software system.
  • Assist students with supplemental assignments and projects.
  • Have a willingness to work well as a team member with our population of students, staff, faculty, and community members.
  • Provide, plan, and facilitate study sessions to students as needed.
  • Communicate with supervisory personnel and instructors as needed.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff when visiting classes/offices.
  • Ability to work with in-house reference library.
  • Ability to assist students in troubleshooting computer-related questions, such as emails, course management systems, and basic computer usage.
  • Ability to effectively work with students from all socio-economic and psychosocial backgrounds.
  • Ability to lead study session as an instruction supporter/tutor.
  • Report student issues and progression
  • Perform basic office tasks, such as filing, data entry, answering phones, etc.
  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned an Associate’s, degree in education or related field.
  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
  • Please indicate at least two (2) subject areas in which you can tutor.
  • Working knowledge of education and career pathways.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly motivated and actively contributes to a collaborative environment.
  • Skilled in time management, planning and prioritizing work effectively, working independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and partners.
  • Experience using a CRM.
  • Proficient technology skills in MS applications; including layout and presentation software.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Experience working with students in a support capacity.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and interpret data.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Candidates who are called for an interview must notify Human Resources in writing at least five (5) days in advance of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

First consideration will be given to current Southwest Tennessee Community College employees who meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

In order to be considered for the position, the following items must be uploaded:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts

A summary of our benefits can be found below: 


Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a TBR and AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities.