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      Student Help: STARS Tutor

Student Help: STARS Tutor

locationMemphis, TN, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/8/2024
Education / Training
Full 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: Student Help: STARS Tutor

Employee Classification: Technical & Paraprofessional

Institution: Southwest Tennessee Community College

Department: Academic Support Center

Campus Location: STCC - Multiple Campus Locations

Job Summary

The Student Help STARS Tutor is a Grant Funded, part-time, temporary position for current Southwest Tennessee Community College Students and will tutor K-3 grade students in reading. Every tutor must relate well to children, possess good oral communication skills, and perform related tasks as assigned.

The Southwest STARS (Saluqi Tutors Achieving Reading Success) Program is a reading tutoring program led by Southwest Tennessee Community College in partnership with local educational agencies, specifically Libertas School of Memphis, Promise Academy, and Capstone Education Group. Recent legislative changes will impact potential fourth grade level retention based on a student’s third grade English Language Arts (ELA) TCAP scores. As a result, this grant will provide key early interventions to move students from scoring Below or Approaching grade level to Met or Exceeded.

Each student should be tutored for two hours per week for 18 weeks and totaling 36 hours of tutoring instruction. At the end of the tutoring semester, students should be able to score a proficiency in their reading test.

Job Duties

  • Tutor assists elementary aged children in the development of reading skills.
  • Tutor students in one-on-one or small group sessions.
  • Tutor will collaborate with the program coordinator to assess the student’s needs and how best to address them.
  • Tutor is required to complete competency training prior to work starting as a tutor.
  • Tutor must provide his/her own transportation.
  • Unexcused and excessive absences or unsatisfactory performances will be grounds for dismissal.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Received a degree from regionally accredited institution of higher learning OR
  • Matriculated student seeking a degree in an area of education (or related fields) OR
  • Matriculated student who has received an A or B in English Composition course(s) OR
  • High school student who has a 3.0 GPA, passed English 2 End of Course Test, and 16 years old;
  • Completion of and Competency in Early Reading Training, provided by Southwest, that is comprised of a full week of training on foundational reading skills that incorporate lessons concerning print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, decoding, and vocabulary

Compensation and Hours

Each applicant must be able to commit to working a minimum of 4 hours over 2 days per week, going up to 16 hours over 4 days per week, serving up to 3 students per hour and up to 24 students per semester. The hours for tutoring are flexible but should occur in the morning, early afternoon, or after school.

Each hour will be spent with the students, though a small part of each hour is devoted to preparing, wrapping up, and record keeping. Tutoring will take place in either a Southwest Tennessee Community College campus/center or one of the partner schools. Tutors must arrange their work schedules with the tutoring program coordinator.

Tutoring wages are $28 per hour.

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.