Peer Tutor, Biology
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Peer Tutor, Biology
First Term Experience and Tutoring Services
Non-Exempt, Contingent 1, Part-Time, Pay Grade Stateside Contingent 1
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) seeks accomplished UMGC students to work online as part-time peer tutors for UMGC undergraduate students. Tutoring is offered in a variety of ways, including real-time audio and live chat sessions using the Tutor.com platform, which students can access from their classrooms, and scheduled visual conferencing via Zoom sessions, which students can attend.
COURSES TO BE SUPPORTED UNDER THIS POSITION:
BIOL 101, BIOL 102 and BIOL 103
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE UMGC PEER TUTOR INCLUDE:
Provide support as a UMGC student (peer) tutor to other undergraduate students enrolled in UMGC courses
Respond to undergraduate students' questions and concerns related to their UMGC assigned courses
Respond to questions about course concepts related to assigned readings, projects, or homework assignments
Provide clarifications, examples, and tutorials that support the student in developing a problem-solving strategy and authentic learning
Promote a professional, respectful, and safe online learning environment
Work more closely with English language learners
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
In-depth knowledge in the undergraduate level courses to be supported under this position
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills in English
Ability to work closely with students to ensure student success
Ability to work with diverse student populations
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE
Each candidate must have one or more of the following requirements:
For BIOL 101 and BIOL 102: A grade of "A" in the course is preferred, but a "B" will be acceptable
For BIOL 103: A grade of "A" in the course is preferred, but a "B" will be acceptable, and knowledge of low conduct laboratory experiments (virtual laboratory experience preferred)
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Letter of recommendation or referral from a faculty member who teaches the course(s) for which you are applying to
Background in teaching, tutoring, and/or other type of learning support experience initiatives
WHO WE ARE AND WHO WE SERVE
UMGC—one of 11 degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM)—is a mission-driven institution with seven core values that guide us in all we do. At the top of the list is "Students First," and we strive to do just that for our 90,000 students at home and abroad. From its start in 1947, UMGC has demonstrated its commitment to adult learners. We recognize that adult students need flexibility and options. UMGC is proud to be a global, 24-hour, institution of higher learning.
The typical UMGC student is an adult learner juggling a career, family, and other priorities. Roughly 80% work full time, half are parents, and half are minority students. They are continuing their education to better themselves, their families, and their professional opportunities. UMGC is also a leading higher education provider to the U.S. military, enrolling 55,000 active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, and family members annually. We are proud of our military heritage and are committed to this service.
POSITION AVAILABLE AND WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED
All submissions should include a cover letter and a résumé.
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMUG is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
All submissions should include a cover letter and resume. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit: https://careers.umgc.edu/benefits.html.
The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMGC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is committed to helping safeguard the health of its faculty, staff, students, contractors, and guests. Because vaccinations reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2-the virus that causes COVID-19-all prospective UMGC faculty (full-time and adjunct) and staff are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated and current with the recommended boosters. As always, operations at our military locations in Europe, Asia, and stateside will follow the guidance of the U.S. Department of Defense and local commands, and may require proof of full vaccination, unless an exception is approved as a reasonable accommodation based on disability or religion. If so, a copy of their Approved Exception Letter must be provided before the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or show proof of exception may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.