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Writing Tutor

Company: Texas A&M International University
Location: Laredo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title

Writing Tutor


Texas A&M International University


University Writing Center

Proposed Minimum Salary

$11.35 hourly

Job Location

Laredo, Texas

Job Type

Temporary/Casual Staff (Fixed Term)

Job Description

General Purpose: Help students improve their writing skills and become more independent writers. Assist in improving the Writing Center and attaining its goals.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

+ Meet students and go over assignments in applicable subject area

+ Ask students about specific topics or subject areas that warrant further exploration

+ Review assignments and test scores, and work through problems or questions

+ Provides study aids to assist. May perform as lead for other Tutors

+ Performs other related duties as assigned

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a computer list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Additional responsibilities

+ Tutor undergraduate and graduate students in academic writing in either face-to-face/virtual (individual or small group) sessions or through asynchronous online sessions.

+ Help students prepare for the TSI, Accuplacer/WritePlacer, and other writing exams.

+ Develop, update, and facilitate writing workshops, presentations, writing/peer review sessions, and orientations in face-to-face or virtual environments.

+ Respond to HelpLine requests.

+ Maintain accurate electronic and written records.

+ Check and respond to communication (emails, chat messages, WebEx, etc.).

+ Assist with special activities and projects, such as university events, in-house publications, etc.

+ Complete on-going training and College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certification.

+ Attend staff meetings/staff training sessions throughout the year.

+ Assist with office duties such as making copies, delivering/picking up correspondence, maintaining office neat/clean/organized, etc.

+ Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

+ Education - Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution is required.

+ Experience - Two years of relevant experience.

+ Additional relevant education may replace experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

+ Experience as a tutor in writing.

+ CRLA certification.

+ Knowledge of current tutoring/teaching techniques

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

+ Strong academic record in English composition.

+ Computer literate in Microsoft Word

Ability to:

+ Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

+ Think critically and problem solve.

+ Interact effectively, professionally, and tactfully with students, faculty, and other University personnel.

Other Requirements

+ Position requires keeping a work schedule of 19 hours per week

+ Position may require working evening and/or weekend hours

+ Position is contingent upon funding

Physical Requirements - None.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

First review of applications will take place on March 24, 2021.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process you have only one opportunity to enter the requested information, upload documents and Submit the application. You will not be able to make changes or add additional documents once you "Submit" the application materials. The software does not allow you to "Save" your application and return to complete the process at a later time. The page "My Experience" has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files.

Be sure to include:

+ Resume/CV

+ Cover Letter

+ Names and full contact information of 3-5 professional references

+ Unofficial transcripts

Applications received by Texas A&M International University must have all job application data entered. Failure to provide all job application data could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. "See resume" is not an acceptable entry in the job application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is an international university, poised at the Gateway to Mexico and serving as the cultural and intellectual hub of a vibrant multilingual and multicultural community.

TAMIU provides over 7000 students with a learning environment anchored by the highest quality programs, built on a solid academic foundation in the arts and sciences. To fulfill its mission, the University offers a range of baccalaureate and masters programs and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Business. Programs focus on developing undergraduate and graduate offerings with a progressive international agenda for global study and understanding across all disciplines.

TAMIU prepares students for leadership roles in an increasingly complex, culturally diverse state, national, and global society. Through instruction, faculty and student research, and public service, TAMIU improves the quality of lives for citizens of the border region, the State of Texas, and national and international communities.

Texas A&M International University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (956) 326-2360.

Useful Links:

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+ TAMIU Campus Tour

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+ Non-discrimination/Sexual Harassment

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+ Veterans Employment Preference

+ Former Foster Child Employment Preference (

+ Selective Service

+ Other TAMU System Job Opportunities (

Keywords: Texas A&M International University, Laredo , Writing Tutor, Other , Laredo, Texas

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