In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.
Campus Title: Part-Time Math Tutor Department: Center for Student Success and Engagement / TRIO Student Support Services Program Funding: Contracted; Non-benefited / Grant Funded Job Type: Part-Time Timeframe: Academic year (September 2023 - May 2024) Shift: Monday-Thursday, 8-10 hours per week; 14-15 weeks per semester Regular Days Off: Friday-Sunday Salary: $26 per hour (Contingent upon funding)
The TRIO Student Support Services Program ('TRIO') at Westfield State University seeks highly qualified applicants for a part-time Math Tutor position to begin in early September 2023. The candidate will be able to demonstrate academic competency in math as well as evidence of ability to tutor college students. The Math Tutor should be comfortable helping students understand assignments, particularly those who need patient instruction in breaking down course material at pace with their learning needs.
The Student Support Services Program is a federally-funded TRIO program, providing academic, career, financial literacy and personal support services to college students with a range of academic needs who are first-generation college, low income, and/or have a disability. The TRIO Learning Lab is home to the program's tutoring and study center where professional tutors are available in Writing, Math, Science, and the Social Sciences. The tutor will work with students in-person, one-on-one. Additionally, the tutor will provide tutoring via Zoom to students as needed. Westfield State University is a four-year public college in Westfield, Massachusetts. For more information about the TRIO Student Support Services Program, please visit: westfield.ma.edu/trio.
Primary Duties/Responsibilities: The Math Tutor can expect to work with students taking a range of introductory level math courses, as well as with students majoring in math or math-related disciplines and taking upper-level courses. The tutor is expected to act as a learning generalist helping students understand assignments, break down tasks, and model effective study skills as well as competency in math subject areas. The tutor will most often work with students one-on-one and will also work with groups of students as needed. The tutor will be primed on the pedagogical approaches preferred for work with TRIO students, but will be expected to have the competency to effectively tutor students starting immediately. Tutors are also invited to select program events to interface with the TRIO student community, as well as periodic professional development. The tutor should be willing to utilize our online scheduling program for managing appointments with students and keeping basic records of student contact and progress.
TRIO Tutoring Services are available Mondays through Thursdays, for 14-15 weeks each semester, beginning in mid-September. The Math Tutor is asked to work, on average, two to three days per week, for a total of 8-10 hours. We are seeking a candidate who can commit to at least the full academic year (September, 2023 - May, 2024 with a month long break during winter session).
Bachelor's degree in a related math content field
Previous experience working as a tutor
Knowledge of how to help students develop strong, transferable study skills
Master's degree or progress toward a post-graduate degree in a related content field
Experience working with low income and first-generation college students
Experience working with students with disabilities
commitment to assessing individual academic needs with a focus on developmental education and explicit instruction
A willingness to infuse some of the principles of Universal Design for Instruction into tutoring practices
Experience with a TRIO program (or similar support program)
Salary: For the majority of new employees, the minimum starting salary will apply. Specific salary for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining and state policies and procedures.
Disability Accommodations: Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
Background Check: Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.
An on-line application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:
Contact information for three references *
Copy of unofficial transcript of highest degree
* Provide the contact information for reference providers in the reference section of the online application.
Deadline: The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalists have been selected.
NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to complete an initial series of COVID vaccination (2 doses of Pfizer/Moderna or 1 dose of J&J) prior to coming to campus. Initial booster doses are strongly encouraged for everyone who is eligible. New employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources prior to onboarding. Employees who require a medical or religious exemption should email Tatyana Horne, Associate Director of Employee Benefits, Recognition & Transitions, at email@example.com.
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.