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Peer Tutor (Job ID: 6388)

Supervisor: Sophia Rios
Start Date: 8/29/2016

Job Description: Peer Tutoring on a one-on-one basis or in a group/drop-in setting.Position Duties and Tasks:1.Participate in training program at the start of the fall semester.2.Reply to documented tutoring requests received through the Academic Support Specialist.3.Define through discussion with student(s) the specific nature of learning assistance required.4.Establish mutually agreed upon learning goals to be achieved and construct a written statement based upon these goals.5.File copy of the learning agreement with the Academic Support Specialist acknowledging the acceptance of the tutoring referral. 6.Set the structure and terms of the tutoring relationship within prescribed guidelines established by the Academic Support Specialist. 7.Develop a lesson plan for each scheduled tutoring session; turn in to the Academic Support Specialist with timesheets. 8.Research and identify specific supplementary learning materials related to subject matter being tutored and provide student being tutored with copies. 9.Reserve any physical facilities necessary for conducting scheduled tutoring sessions. 10.Evaluate student progress in tutorial relationship and provide students with assessment of progress. 11.Identify and encourage utilization of active learning techniques toward the mastering of subject matter. 12.Guide students in self-discovery of problem solving strategies.13.Construct and administer periodic tutorial quizzes designed to assess student mastery of tutorial subject matter.14.Maintain familiarity with designated course objectives and faculty member expectations of courses being tutored. 15.Attend scheduled training sessions designed to promote tutoring effectiveness and understanding.16.Meet with the Academic Support Specialist to discuss each student’s progress.17.Record appropriate documentation of tutoring services provided and submits such record to the Academic Support Specialist.18.Meet as necessary with the Academic Support Specialist to discuss personal issues arising from tutorial relationships.Marginal Job Functions:1.Initiate contact with student(s) referred through the Academic Support Specialist.2.Contact the designated faculty instructor of the course being tutored and advise of tutoring assignment.

Qualifications: Applicants must have taken the course they are requesting to tutor at Western New England University and passed the course with a B+ or better


Teaching Assistant (Job ID: 7221)

Department: Psychology | Supervisor: Administrative Assistant in Psychology and Chair of Psychology
Start Date: 8/29/2016

Job Description: -Task-Oriented support for supervisor and Psychology/Neuroscience faculty.-Tutoring Students as needed with Psychology courses studies.-Assist faculty with research and data collection/entry as needed.

Qualifications: Psychology Major


Academic Progress Monitor (Job ID: 8015)

Supervisor: Sophia Rios
Start Date: 8/29/2016

Job Description: Essential Job Functions:•Participate in training program at the start of the semester•Monitor the academic progress of an assigned caseload of students for the semester.•Create action plans in the form of an academic success contract in order to assist students in defining academic goals.•Meet weekly or biweekly with each assigned student to assess and monitor progress toward defined learning objectives.•Assist students in the development of course relevant study skills, time management strategies, and other academic success skill. •Maintain a relationship with faculty and stuff in order to solicit information on student progress. •Serve as a referral agent to relevant academic and personal support services.•Create and maintain a file on all students monitored in order to provide a final recommendation of student progress at the close of the semester to the Academic Standards Committee.

Qualifications: •Enrolled in Full Time undergraduate course of study with completion of 67+ credits•Preferred GPA 3.3•Minimum GPA 2.8


Peer Mentor (Job ID: 10611)

Department: Student Disability Services | Supervisor: Bonni Alpert
Start Date: 8/28/2017

Job Description: Primary Purpose: To provide ongoing/weekly support to students with disabilities (SWD) through a one-on-one mentoring relationship in order to foster time management, organization, study and self-advocacy skills and connections with peers, faculty and staff on campus. To help students identify and make use of specific accommodations, resources and services to mitigate the impact of the student’s disability.DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND TASKS:Essential Job Functions:1)To aide in the transition process for first year students with disabilities2)To facilitate the development of a social support system and communication skills and to decrease isolation/separation in a new environment3)To provide useful and immediate feedback, leading to improvements in personal and professional relationships4)To create individualized plans designed to meet specific personal and academic goals, specifically targeting areas such as communication, social skills, problem solving, organization, time-management and disability-related accommodation options for each mentee.5)To provide support toward the achievement of individualized mentee goals6)To prepare weekly contact logs7)To maintain confidentialityMarginal Job Functions:1)Participate in weekly supervision, 2)Listen to personal problems impacting school3)Serve as the student’s personal campus information center so that they can derive the greatest possible benefits from campus programs, facilities and services with a minimal stress 4)Learn about disability-related accommodations, strategies and assistive technologies

Qualifications: Distinguishing Characteristics:• Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills• Exhibit exemplary interpersonal skills in social and professional settings• Have strengths in areas such as: social, time-management, and study skills• Exhibit maturity and ethical conduct (e.g., maintain confidentiality)• Demonstrated attention to detail• Must be reliable REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES:1) Possess knowledge about ADHD and High-Functioning Autism 2) Excellent time-management skills3) Ability to communicate effectively4) Strong attention to detail5) Analytical skills