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Job Description and Personal Specification

Tutor Job Description and Personal Specification 2021/22

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 or leave them with the One Elmwood Student Centre reception desk, 'FOA Senior Academy, WPU'.

If you have any queries please contact the Senior Academy Team at 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


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



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

Previous Experience/Training


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



Experience of one-to-one academic tuition;

Experience of working with AS/A Level pupils

Previous Experience/Training


Excellent oral communication skills;

Excellent written communication skills;

Good interpersonal skills;

Professional attitude;

Awareness of confidentiality;

Enthusiastic and motivational attitude.

Interpersonal Skills


Empathy for young people;

Commitment to helping students from a widening participation background achieve academically

Personal Qualities


Willingness to complete Access NI Checks

Special Factors


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.