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Peer Tutor Job Description
2022-2023

Position Title: Peer Tutor, Ambrose Writing Services
Department: Student Academic Success
Effective Date: September 1, 2022

Position Summary

Peer tutors working for Ambrose Writing Services will provide writing support to Ambrose students. To be eligible for this position, a candidate must have completed at   least 30 credits of post-secondary study, including EN 130 Introduction to English Literature (Formerly EN 115 Introduction to Literature and Language), and have a strong overall grade point average. Peer tutors will report to the Academic Support Services Coordinator. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The peer tutor will:

  • Attend tutor training, as scheduled by the supervisor.
  • Participate in regular tutor meetings, as scheduled by the supervisor.
  • Assist Ambrose students with the four foundational literacy skills—reading, writing, listening, and speaking—and with research and critical thinking skills. Tutors normally work with students in one-to-one tutoring sessions.
  • Assist with any special events hosted by writing services.
  • Prepare learning resources for students.
  • Assist in promotion of writing services, especially through social media.
  • Track student usage and satisfaction for the services provided by Ambrose Writing Services.
  • Engage in self-assessment and professional development, particularly in the area of tutoring pedagogy.

Duties and responsibilities performed within one’s capabilities that do not constitute a major change may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of the supervisor either orally or in writing. 

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to: Academic Support Services Coordinator.
  • Supervision given: N/A

Job Standards and Requirements

Qualifications

To be eligible for this position, a candidate must:

  • be a current student at Ambrose University.
  • have completed at least 30 credits of post-secondary study, including at least one term at Ambrose. Applicants who have completed 60 credits of post-secondary study are strongly preferred.
  • have completed EN 130 Introduction to English Literature (Formerly EN 115 Introduction to Literature and Language), or an equivalent course. Any relevant coursework, such as EN 295 Advanced Expository Prose, would also be an asset.
  • have a strong cumulative grade point average, at least 2.7 on a four-point scale. An overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher is strongly preferred.
  • have been recommended by an Ambrose faculty member in an appropriate discipline.
  • accept the responsibilities of community membership as stated in Ambrose’s Community Standards (https://ambrose.edu/community-standards).

Traits and Attitudes

The successful applicant will:

  • be disciplined, punctual, and reliable.
  • be self-motivated, independent, diligent, and quick to learn.
  • have very strong communication skills, both oral and written. In particular, the successful candidate will have excellent grammatical and mechanical skills.
  • have strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral communication skills. Any teaching or tutoring experience would be an asset.

Compensation

Tutors are paid an hourly wage, as set by the Ambrose student employee salary grid. 

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please submit the following application materials to the Academic Support Services Coordinator at writingservices@ambrose.edu:

  • a cover letter,
  • a resume,
  • a writing sample (at least four pages of academic writing),
  • unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary studies, and
  • names and contact information for at least two referees. One must be for an Ambrose faculty member in an appropriate discipline.

Please also note that shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a criminal records and vulnerable sector check. Review of applications will begin on March 31. We thank all candidates for their interest but will only contact those selected for an interview.