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Job Description and Personal Specification

Tutor Job Description and Personal Specification 2020/2021

Each year we recruit new A-level and BTEC tutors for our Senior Academy students. Please see below for the Job Description and Personal Specification for the position. Please email completed application forms to senioracademy@qub.ac.uk or leave them with the Student Guidance Centre reception desk, 'FOA Senior Academy, WPU'.

If you have any queries please contact the Senior Academy Team at senioracademy@qub.ac.uk or phone 028 9097 5020.

 

Job Description:

To provide subject specific tutoring in relevant subject areas for A2 and BTEC level students participating in the Queen’s University Senior Academy Programme, delivered throughout Northern Ireland.

Main Duties: 

  • To explain relevant curriculum areas to students, addressing particular issues as directed by students.
  • To tutor fundamentals of the given subject areas.
  • To create a positive learning environment.
  • To work through examples and past papers.
  • To provide guidance on revision techniques and study skills for specific subject areas.
  • To ensure support is delivered in an accessible and timely manner.
  • To adhere to the Code of Conduct as issued by Queen’s University.
  • To complete and return all relevant paperwork for each tutor session in a timely and accurate manner.
  • To provide feedback to the Widening Participation Unit as requested.
  • To provide resources developed as part of your tutoring role to the Widening Participation unit.

 

Personal Specification:

Educational and Professional Qualifications

Essential

A Level or higher qualification in relevant curriculum area or relevant academic subject

 

Desirable

Familiar with curriculum specifications in relevant subject areas and range of Exam Boards/Degree and/or Tutoring/Teaching/Training Qualification

Previous Experience/Training

Essential

Experience of working with young people in a mentoring/tutorial role

 

Desirable

Experience of one-to-one academic tuition;

Experience of working with AS/A Level pupils

Previous Experience/Training

Essential

Excellent oral communication skills;

Excellent written communication skills;

Good interpersonal skills;

Professional attitude;

Awareness of confidentiality;

Enthusiastic and motivational attitude.

Interpersonal Skills

Essential

Empathy for young people;

Commitment to helping students from a widening participation background achieve academically

Personal Qualities

Essential

Willingness to complete Access NI Checks

Special Factors

Desirable

Flexibility over working hours;

Available to travel.

*Please note that tutors are only required for listed subjects and locations and positions are not guaranteed. Academy students are usually allocated between 15-30 hours of tutoring. Tutors are paid £25 per hour. Each Academy student is entitled to a maximum of 30 hours of tutoring throughout the academic year; some choose to split this allocation between two subjects. You may be required to tutor a group of students.