ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER (ELL) TUTOR
- Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
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- Penn State Behrend
- School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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We are seeking enthusiastic Behrend students to serve as ELL Tutors to work with PaSSS and other ELL students during the 2019-2020 academic year. ELL Tutors are part-time employees who will work with individuals and small groups of students for specific courses or in academic skill areas (e.g. reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation, etc.). Tutors may work directly with particular instructors as well, offering support to a class as a whole or to individuals needing extra help to keep up and to go further. In addition to direct contact with students, ELL Tutors are expected to complete and maintain tutor records as directed and to maintain the confidentiality of all student-related information. On-going participation in tutor training sessions is necessary and will be provided for continued employment with the ELL Tutor Program. Tutors may also be asked to complete work-related projects as requested by their supervisor. Qualifications: An ELL Tutor should possess the following qualifications: Interest in: helping others to succeed; learning more about language; and learning more about the different cultures from around the world. Experience in: working with people from diverse cultures; trying to learn another language; and teaching or tutoring adult ELL learners. Ability to: communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; recognize variations in student backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles; interact in a friendly and patient manner with students from different cultural backgrounds, students of all levels of language proficiency, and students who may have disabilities; present standard American English language clearly and serve as a linguistic model for students; communicate effectively with students by articulating clearly, selecting vocabulary, and assessing comprehension by varying methods; tutor all language skills areas; explain grammar in an easy-to-understand way without overwhelming tutees; respond to student writing both holistically and analytically; listen actively and effectively in order to identify and solve problems, facilitate learning for students, and build student confidence; help/guide students without doing the work for them; acquire deeper understanding of both course material and tutoring techniques and be open to new ideas on how to help students; work independently and collaboratively; perform general administrative functions including maintaining accurate records and compiling information and statistics; plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines; establish and maintain rapport, credibility, and working relationships with those contacted in the course of work and be a role model for students; and articulate clearly the information listed in the “Knowledge of” section below. Knowledge of (some training will be provided): differences between formal, academic writing conventions versus spoken American English; pronunciation; parts of speech; noun morphology; verb morphology; subject/verbs agreement; rules for basic verb tenses; basic academic writing conventions; coordination and subordination; fragments, comma splices, and fused sentences; punctuation marks; confusing words; spelling errors; topic sentences; thesis statements; introduction/body/conclusion paragraphs; rhetorical modes; writing processes; writing evaluation standards and techniques; vocabulary and language expression; and office procedures, methods, and equipment including applicable software applications such as word processing. You must be a student at Penn State Behrend.
These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.