Professional Tutor – Subject-Based (part-time)

Website Bristol Community College

Professional Tutor – Subject-Based (part-time)



Department: Academic Affairs-Library Learning Commons

Locations: Fall River, MA

Posted: Jul 5, 2023

Closes: Jun 30, 2024 – 11:59 PM EDT

Type: Part Time Non Benefited

Position ID: 164247

About Bristol Community College:

Bristol Community College is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Bristol 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. If you share a passion for helping students succeed and enjoy working in a community of innovative, inclusive, and collaborative colleagues, Bristol is the place for you!

As a Commonwealth of Massachusetts employer, Bristol offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability, retirement and paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay). We also offer tuition waiver discounts at the Commonwealth’s public higher education institutions. More information can be found on our

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Professional Tutor – Subject-Based (part-time)

DEPARTMENT: Library Learning Commons (LLC)

REPORTS TO: Dean of Library Learning Commons

STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Professional Tutor will offer direct tutoring services to students and will participate in Library Learning Commons initiatives to help ensure delivery of quality academic tutoring services. The Professional Tutor will also participate in ongoing professional development opportunities. Duties may be carried out embedded in one of Bristol’s classes, or in-person at one or more of Bristol’s locations, or virtually, and may include day, evening, and/or weekend hours.

Please note: Those with interest in being considered as writing- and reading-skill tutors should apply to the Writing Center posting, available Candidates may apply to both the subject-based and Writing Center postings and be considered for both.


• Serve as a professional tutor to a diverse group of community college students.
• Aid students in developing both conceptual and practical approaches, as well as study skills to increase academic development and success.
• Tutor students in academic concepts and/or course material; integrate study and learning strategies to promote independent learning.
• Participate in professional development sessions and program meetings to assist and plan for college-wide tutoring as needed.
• 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.
• 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.
• Document all tutoring sessions in department’s record keeping system, such as TracCloud.
• Follow all Library Learning Commons/departmental procedures and policies; report critical issues to supervisor immediately.
• Refer tutees to other campus services or resources when appropriate.
• Submit electronic timesheet in Self Service Time & Attendance (SSTA) weekly, or paper timesheet, if required for payroll purposes.
• Demonstrate a sense of professionalism and consistently reflect Bristol’s core values while interacting with members of the Bristol community.
• Complete required college trainings such as, but not limited to, Title IX, FERPA, Bloodborne Pathogens and Information Security.
• Demonstrate a sense of professionalism and consistently reflect Bristol’s core values while interacting with members of the Bristol community.
• Focus on the Commonwealth’s Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.
• 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 a field related to the area of tutoring assignment.
• 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.


• Professional experience supporting students, teaching, or working in a higher-education environment.
• Community college tutoring or teaching experience.
• Demonstrated proficiency with TracCloud or similar systems.
• Ability to communicate in a language in addition to English.

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.

Additional Information:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Bristol Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, TitleVII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Title IX Officer, Emmanuel Echevarria at or 774.357.2682; the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination; the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

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



1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.

For each subject (math, biology, chemistry, psychology, etc.) that you are interested in tutoring, please enter an email address for someone with clear expertise in that subject who would be willing to recommend you as a Professional Tutor. The recommender(s) will be directed to a recommendation form that each must complete on your behalf.

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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