Peer Tutor (part-time)

Website Bristol Community College

Peer Tutor (part-time)








Department: Academic Affairs-LLC Writing Center


Locations: Fall River, MA


Posted: Nov 12, 2020


Closes: Open Until Filled


Type: Part Time Non Benefited


Position ID: 125807


About Bristol Community College:


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Bristol Community College (Bristol) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Bristol is one of the largest employers in the South Coast region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision of advancing a vibrant, diverse community through education, learner by learner. Our employees work collaboratively across the college to ensure the practice of shared governance and transparency in helping to move the college towards comprehensive, innovative solutions, and to empower and meet the needs of our always evolving Bristol community. If you share a passion for helping a diverse student body succeed and enjoy a fast-paced, inclusive, and gratifying work environment, Bristol is the employer for you!


As a Commonwealth of Massachusetts employer, Bristol offers benefitted employees a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability, retirement, flexible spending, and paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay). Tuition waiver discounts for Bristol and the Commonwealth’s public higher education institutions are available for benefitted positions and certain non-benefited positions. Non-benefited positions are eligible for a retirement fund, paid time off (sick pay), as well as savings plans (available to all non-student employees). More information can be found on our


Job Description:


POSITION TITLE: Peer Tutor (part-time)


DEPARTMENT: Library and Learning Commons (LLC)


REPORTS TO: Coordinator of Learning Resources


STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Tutors facilitate learning as a guide and coach to assist students in developing academic learning competencies to become successful, independent learners. The purpose of tutoring is to increase and enhance the mastery of concepts or applications of a specific course of study for students who seek tutoring services. Tutors integrate effective study and learning strategies to maximize the student’s potential for academic progress. Tutors may be asked to participate in different types of tutoring, to include but not limited to: one-on-one, drop-in, group, and virtual tutoring sessions. Tutors may also serve as Supplemental Instructors (SI) if a faculty member requests them to be an SI for their course, given that they meet the required qualifications.




• Tutor students in specific course material and integrate study and learning strategies to promote independent learning.

• Act in a professional manner and be sensitive to and respectful of the student’s learning and, if appropriate, personal needs.

• Be prepared and on time for each tutoring session, including but not limited to one-to-one, drop-in, group, or virtual tutoring formats.

• Keep all information on student confidential; adhere to FERPA.

• Work with the tutee to develop a tutoring plan that fits the student’s individual needs and encourages academic development and success.

• Work with the Coordinator of Learning Resources to assess the tutee’s progress throughout tutoring sessions.

• Input session notes in a timely manner into TutorTrac or department’s record keeping system, if different.

• Attend training sessions and meetings.

• Follow all Learning Commons/departmental procedures and policies; report critical issues to supervisor immediately.

• Submit electronic timesheet in Self Service Time & Attendance (SSTA) weekly, or paper timesheet, if required for payroll purposes.

• Perform other duties as assigned.








• Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.

• Must have earned a B+ or higher in the course(s) where tutoring would occur.

• If a current Bristol student who has not completed their program, must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

• Effective communication skills and the ability to explain concepts to others clearly.

• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications.

• The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.




• Demonstrated familiarity with Bristol resources available to students.

• Demonstrated proficiency with TutorTrac or similar systems.

• Ability to speak a language in addition to English.


Additional Information:


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


POSITION STATUS: This is a part-time, non-unit, non-benefitted position. Tutors are paid for scheduled appointments and drop-in hours, not to exceed 18.5 hours per week. Tutors are also paid for no-show appointments and same-day cancellations.


Peer Tutors are hired on an as needed basis. Tutoring sessions may be offered in virtual or face-to-face formats in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and/or Taunton. Sessions may be held during the day, in the evening, and on weekends (Friday nights or Saturdays).


Due to COVID-19, this position will work remotely until further guidance is received from the college.


SALARY: $13.50 per hour. Tutors may be able to earn up to $15.00 per hour as they progress through the College Reading and Learning Association certification process to Master Tutor. Peer Tutors who achieve Master Tutor status and complete an Associate degree will earn $16.50 per hour.


Application Instructions:


TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the “Apply” button.






1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.


A) In the References portion of the Employment Application, please include contact information for at least one faculty member who can provide the Library and Learning Commons with a recommendation letter. An LLC employee will request the letter from the faculty member.


2) A current resume.


3) Upon hire, candidate must supply college transcripts (unofficial transcripts are permitted). Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred (if applicable). Failure to provide transcripts may result in your appointment being revoked.


A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions.


The college will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.


Bristol Community College is an We value diversity and equity, and are committed to creating an all-inclusive community free from discrimination and harassment. Bristol believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our community members is imperative to the success of our mission to serve our students well, and is the mainstay of our values.


MISSION: Bristol Community College provides an accessible, innovative and inclusive education that prepares students to navigate and succeed in our ever-changing world.


VISION: Advancing a vibrant, diverse community through education, learner by learner.




Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Bristol has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol has served as a leading resource for education and economic development in the region. Bristol offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. Bristol’s Economic & Business Development area provides business solutions for organizations of all sizes and offers customized courses for individuals seeking educational and career pathways, including high school equivalency and English language proficiency programs. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.


Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts with locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton. Each location has something unique to offer from great restaurants in the city center of Attleboro, museums and arts in downtown New Bedford, the array of shopping and dining options in Taunton, to the beautiful suburban landscape at the Fall River campus. From city life to seaside, our locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence, and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Block Island.


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