Professional Tutor, Writing Center (part-time)

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Professional Tutor, Writing Center (part-time)



Department: Academic Affairs-LLC Writing Center

Locations: Attleboro/Fall River/New Bedford/Taunton, MA

Posted: Jul 21, 2022

Closes: Jun 30, 2023 – 11:59 PM EDT

Type: Part Time Non Benefited

Position ID: 150665

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, Writing Center (part-time)

DEPARTMENT: Library Learning Commons (LLC)/Writing Center

REPORTS TO: Associate Dean of Library Learning Commons

STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Professional Tutor for the Writing Center 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. Tutoring services in the Writing Center include, but are not limited to, writing and critical reading. Duties may be carried out in-person at one or more of Bristol’s locations or virtually and may include day, evening, or weekend hours.


• 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.
• Assist students with cross-disciplinary writing and reading assignments and integrate study and learning strategies to promote independent learning.
• Participate in monthly Writing Center staff meetings and other program meetings to assist and plan for college-wide tutoring as needed.
• Be prepared and on-time for each tutoring session, including but not limited to one-to-one, drop-in, group, or virtual tutoring formats.
• Document all tutoring sessions in department’s record keeping system (e.g. TutorTrac).
• Act in a professional manner and be sensitive to and respectful of the student’s learning and, if appropriate, personal needs.
• Assist the Writing Center Coordinator with class visits, workshops, and collaborations within the Library Learning Commons as needed.
• Keep all information on students confidential; adhere to FERPA.
• Follow all Library Learning Commons/Writing Center 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.
• 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 2022, candidates for employment should be aware that Community College students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and 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, working up to 18.5 hours per week. This position may be subject to grant budget appropriations. Please see the Employment Application for additional information about how tutoring hours are paid.

Professional 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).

Tutors may indicate a preference for virtual tutoring only; this will be subject to Library Learning Commons approval and cannot be guaranteed.

SALARY: $ 30.03 per hour.

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 & Equity Compliance Officer, Gia Sanchez at or 774.357.2264; 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.



• 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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