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Douglas College

Peer Tutor

Position Details

Position Title Peer Tutor Posting Number 00584SA Location New Westminster/Coquitlam Campus Grade or Pay Level SA - Pay Level II Salary Range $15.79/hour Position Type Student Assistant Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Temporary Employment Type Part-Time Posting Category Student Assistants Start Date 09/03/2019 End Date Day of the Week Other Shift N/A Work Arrangements
Hours of work: up to a maximum of 20 hours/week. The work terms for this position are:
1. Fall 2019: September 3, 2019 - December 16, 2019
2. Winter 2020: January 2, 2020 - April 22, 2020
3. Summer 2020: May 4, 2020 - August 16, 2020
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Role
Peer tutors are students who have been successful in their courses and want to share those academic skills with their peers. These tutors receive training to help students develop writing ability, academic skills and understanding of course content by asking questions, providing feedback and modelling effective learning strategies.


- Meet with students in one-on-one and group tutoring sessions to help them develop academic success strategies for writing, communication, course content, computer skills and study skills.

- Engage in continuous professional development and training, to include professional certification from the College Reading and Learning Association.

- Other responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: helping students schedule appointments, resource referrals, conducting workshops, marketing activities, and serving on internal committees.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
- High emotional intelligence
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to take initiative and exercise critical thinking
- Ability to follow ethical practices and internal procedures.
- Experience working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Office365
- "B" average or better, with the equivalent of at least one semester (9 credits at Douglas College) of course work completed.

- At least one of the following:
Grade of "A" or "B" in subject content being tutored, or documented experience equivalent to grade of "A" or "B" in subject content being tutored.

- If contacted for interview: Written recommendation by a content and/or skill instructor required, and two writing samples required for writing tutors.

- Additional requirements may apply. Please see:

Domestic students must meet ONE of the following criteria, to be eligible to work as a Student Assistant/Student Research Assistant:
1. The domestic student must be enrolled in, and maintain, a minimum of one or more (3 credit) courses at Douglas College throughout the work term; OR

2. The domestic student must have been enrolled in, and maintained, a minimum of one or more (3 credit) courses at Douglas College in the term immediately preceding the work term and has indicated an intention to enroll at the college in the term immediately following the work term; OR

3. The domestic student must be enrolled in, and maintain a minimum of two or more (3 credit) courses at another accredited public post-secondary institution in B.C. throughout the work term

International students must meet ONE of the following criteria, to be eligible to work as a Student Assistant/Student Research Assistant:
1. The international student is enrolled in full-time studies at Douglas College, throughout the academic year; OR

2. The international student, who is not a Douglas College student, but is an international student at another accredited public post-secondary institution in B.C., has a valid Study Permit that has the notation - "May accept employment on or off campus if meeting eligibility criteria as per R186 (F), (V) or (W). Must cease working if no longer meeting these criteria." Proof of enrollment in full-time studies from the other post-secondary institution is required.

An original copy of a Social Insurance Number ( SIN ) and an original Study Permit are required by law before commencing work at Douglas College.

Qualified Douglas College students meeting the above criteria will be given first preference over students of other qualifying institutions.
Link to Full Position Profile Diversity Statement
Douglas College is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, that values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.
Needs a Criminal Records Check No

Open Date 07/11/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online. Qualified internal applicants shall be given first consideration in filling this position. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.
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