Professional Tutor – Martha’s Vineyard Center f…

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Professional Tutor – Martha’s Vineyard Center f…






Department: Academic Affairs-Library Learning Commons


Locations: Martha’s Vineyard, MA


Posted: Jul 21, 2022


Closes: Open Until Filled


Type: Part Time Non Benefited


Position ID: 150674


About Bristol Community College:


Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and annually serves more than 11,000 credit students and 18,000 students who participate in noncredit activities. Bristol has core values rooted in collaboration, communication, inclusion, innovation, respect and student success. 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 Business Solutions & Partnerships area provides customized training for businesses and the community. 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.


With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton, Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts. Each location has something unique to offer – from great restaurants in the city center of Attleboro, museums and history in downtown New Bedford, to the beautiful suburban landscape at the Fall River campus and the array of shopping and dining options in Taunton. From city life to seaside, Bristol Community College 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.


Bristol Community College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. 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.




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




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


Job Description:


POSITION TITLE: Professional Tutor – Martha’s Vineyard Center for Education and Training (part-time)


DEPARTMENT: Library Learning Commons (LLC)


PRIMARY LOCATION: Martha’s Vineyard (on-site)


REPORTS TO: Associate Dean of Library Learning Commons


STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Professional Tutor will provide tutoring support for English and College Success Strategies courses, as well as academic mentoring, to Bristol Community College students in-person on Martha’s Vineyard. The Professional Tutor may also support study groups to work effectively in other course content and will also participate in ongoing professional development opportunities.




• Provide tutoring on reading and writing assignments; integrate study and learning strategies to promote independent learning.

• Provide academic mentoring to connect students with appropriate institutional support.

• Aid students in developing both conceptual and practical approaches, as well as study skills to increase academic development and success.

• Participate in professional development sessions and program meetings.

• Be prepared and on time for each tutoring session, which may include one-to-one, drop-in, group tutoring, or other formats.

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

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

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

• Follow all Library 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.

• Complete required college trainings such as, but not limited to, Title IX, FERPA, Bloodborne Pathogens and Information Security.

• Apply equity best practices throughout all job functions and work collaboratively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

• Demonstrate a sense of professionalism and consistently reflect Bristol’s core values while interacting with members of the Bristol community.

• Perform other duties as assigned, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.






NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all required qualifications must be met by date of hire.


• Minimum of a Master’s degree in English, education, or a closely related field.

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

• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications and Zoom.

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

• As of January 3, 2022, the 15 Massachusetts Community Colleges, including Bristol Community College, require all employees to comply with the Details of how to fulfill vaccine record requirements or to apply for a reasonable accommodation will be provided during the onboarding process.




• Professional experience supporting students, teaching, or working in higher education environment.

• Community college tutoring or teaching experience.

• Demonstrated experience with technical writing, scientific writing, or business writing.

• Demonstrated proficiency with TutorTrac or similar systems.

• Knowledge of MLA and APA formats.

• Ability to communicate in 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 accommodation may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


POSITION STATUS: This is an MCCC/MTA, part-time, non-benefitted, unit position. This position is paid for completed appointments and drop-in hours, not to exceed 18.5 hours per week. They are also paid for no-show appointments and same-day cancellations. This position may be subject to grant budget appropriations.


Tutoring sessions may be offered in face-to-face format on Martha’s Vineyard (or virtually if required due to COVID-19 protocols). Sessions may be held during the day, in the evening, and on weekends.


SALARY: $30.03 per hour.


Application Instructions:


TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the “Apply” button. The position will be open to applicants until filled.




1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.


In the “Faculty/Other Expert Recommendations” section of this application, please provide email addresses for your references; a recommendation form will be sent to them to complete on your behalf. (For this position, including an English department faculty member among your references is optional.)


2) A current resume/curriculum vitae.


3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).


All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.


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.


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