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Requisition Number 17-0019
Post Date 5/25/2017
Title Mathematics Skills and Tutoring Coordinator
City Frederick
State MD
Description

Under the direction of the Director of Center for Academic Achievement and Retention (CAAR), the full-time Mathematics Skills and Tutoring Coordinator oversees the administration of tutoring services for Hood College. This involves hiring and training student tutors, providing ongoing supervision and support to peer-tutors, and the administration of our tutoring system (TutorTrac). Additionally the successful candidate will teach developmental mathematics in both one-to-one and classroom settings; will work with all levels of students and with a variety of mathematics skills; and serves as an academic advisor to undergraduate students.

Requirements

Workshop or Classroom Teaching (40%)

  • Develops and delivers pedagogically appropriate workshop and classroom activities on mathematics skills;
  • Teaches 8 sections of developmental Mathematics (Math 098/099) over the academic year (including summer term);
  • Researches and recommends learning materials, textbooks, software, and equipment to facilitate tutoring;
  • Develops supplemental materials to assist students in math skills development;
  • Attends and assists with classroom workshops at the request of faculty.

Tutoring Program Administration (20%)

  • Monitors and evaluates available peer tutoring with periodic reports to the Director of Academic Services;
  • Provides a robust tutor training program and provides active supervision of all peer-tutors.
  • Identifies areas in need of additional academic support and works with the faculty in that area to provide appropriate support.
  • Works Collaboratively with faculty and staff to identify and assist students who need specific tutoring support.
  • Oversees the administration of TutorTrac, including semester updates and reporting.

Mathematics Tutoring (20%)

  • Updates and administers mathematics portion of Basic Skills Inventory placement test;
  • Interprets mathematics placement tests scores;
  • Assists in student mathematics skill development for all levels of students in such courses as biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, and statistics;
  • Provides regular office hours in order to counsel and tutor students in a one-to-one setting, working with all levels of mathematics proficiency;
  • Maintains confidential records in accordance with College policies and legal requirements;
  • Provides consistently high quality assistance to all students who request mathematics tutoring for problems with homework, classroom activities, and test preparation;

Freshman-Sophomore Advising (15%)

  • Serves as academic advisor to undeclared freshmen and sophomores.
  • Provides office hours to meet with advisees throughout the year.
  • Contacts and meets with advisees who receive Early Alert notices and/or Midterm Low Grade Reports.
  • Provides outreach to incoming students, including academic advising where needed, as they register for their first semester at Hood.
  • Provides advice and support to other advisors.

Mathematics Skills Resource Development (5%)

  • Utilizes current theory and technology to develop supplemental materials in print and online versions;
  • Develops and updates online resources in consultation with the Director of Academic and Career Services;
  • Researches, recommends, implements and maintains on-site computer and classroom resources.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises the peer tutors working in CAAR. Carries out supervisory responsibilities as they may occur in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training peer tours; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Competencies

To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ability to work individually and with small groups of tutors and students.
  • A high level of patience and a sincere desire to help others.
  • Ability to assist students learn mathematical and other related concepts.
  • Ability to teach developmental mathematics to students who are entering with a need for a high level of support.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Master's Degree in mathematics or mathematics education required and one to two years mathematics teaching and tutoring experience and/or training; preferably in higher education or working with adult learners preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated ability to present learning materials, adapt training strategies for diverse clients with a variety of mathematics skills or learning disability issues; use active/discovery/collaborative learning strategies; and excellent listening skills to accurately understand others and to provide effective feedback are required.

Technology Skills

Proficient with office suite productivity software (such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), student information systems (such as SCT PowerCampus or other database software); student math skill assessment software; e-mail, and Internet. Knowledge of mathematical software including Mathcad, WinPlot, Statistics and others are helpful.

Language Skills

Proficient in reading, writing, and teaching in the English language. Experience with students in ESL is helpful. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of faculty, staff, students, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Also such mathematical knowledge as would be required to effectively tutor students taking common collegiate mathematics courses. Such knowledge may include basic Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry, and Calculus.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a number of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to work independently and as a member of a group in developing and executing project plans. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, resume and three professional references. When saving documents, the file name should include the job requisition number (17-0019).

The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, "Apply On-line". If you need assistance with the online application process, please email humanresources@hood.edu or call (301) 696-3592. Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/

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