Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.
The Center for Teaching and Learning offers one-on-one professional tutoring to all registered Aurora University students - commuter or resident, part-time or full-time, undergraduate or graduate. The tutoring we provide is a form of teaching: we provide supportive, patient, personal, and effective tutoring to enable students to build their own abilities, skills, and confidence. We currently seek a math specialist/physics tutor who can relate effectively with our diverse population of students at all levels of ability.POSITION PURPOSE: The math specialist supports learning by providing professional tutoring and academic support to students at all levels of the University. Specialists are primarily engaged in assisting students with course in the math department, but they also support course with math-related material across the disciplines. Tutoring may be one-on-one, or in small group settings. Specialists may have other duties in support of the office's broader functions. A specialist should possess a graduate degree in mathematics or the sciences; ability to tutor college-level physics is required. Approximately 20 hours per week.
- Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service. Learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
- Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
- Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of university business.
- Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
- Provides patient, responsive tutoring in support of any course currently offered by the mathematics department, including statistics and calculus; tutors in support of related disciplines in so much as these disciplines employ math skills (e.g., business management, physics); tutors students one-on-one and in small group settings.
- Communicates effectively with faculty about course expectations and assignments; responds to faculty concerns and suggestions; coordinates with other Center staff members.
- Provides academic support for students with learning disabilities or physical disabilities, respecting any accommodations granted to those students by the University.
- May offer seminars or tutoring within other areas of competence.
- May occasionally assist the director in fulfilling the everyday tasks of the Center, including proctoring tests, scheduling appointments, and helping students utilize campus resources.
- May be asked to attend University meetings and seminars.
- Able to utilize excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to (a) listen with empathy and respect, (b) communicate clearly, and (c) convey courtesy, patience, sincerity and a desire to help.
- Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and faculty, characterized by cooperation, attention to detail, flexibility, reliability, efficiency and personal responsibility.
- Able to engage in basic campus computing, including use of library resources, Moodle, and email.
- Able to interact with diverse personalities and populations with respect and sensitivity.
- Able to maintain confidentiality with tact and discretion in regard to student records, the nature of a student's Center appointments, and a student's disabilities.
- Able to handle testing materials and administer tests with integrity and strict adherence to instructions.
Physical Requirements: Ability to move about campus. Ability to interact via telephone, in person and via electronic media.
Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.
You may apply electronically, by fax or hard copy to:
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax
firstname.lastname@example.org - email
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the twenty-first century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the Greater Chicago land Area.