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Professional Tutor

Company: Oakton Community College
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Job Description:




Learning Center

Des Plaines / Skokie, IL

Dec 8, 2021

Open Until Filled

Part Time Staff

Position ID:


About Oakton College :

For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

Job Description:

The Learning Center recruits professional tutors year-round to create a schedule of offerings for fall, spring, and summer terms at the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses of Oakton Community College.

Tutors may be needed to provide assistance in a variety of subjects, disciplines, and/or courses. Typical areas of need usually include the following:

  • Accounting
  • Chemistry
  • General and engineering-based physics
  • Developmental mathematics tutoring in a classroom setting
  • Mathematics
  • Applicants who can tutor multiple subject areas are highly desired


    • Accounting tutors: Master's degree in accounting required or equivalent experience. Mastery of college level Intermediate Accounting I & II, Cost Accounting, tax, and QuickBooks required.
    • Chemistry tutors: 45+ earned college credits, with completed coursework up to college-level inorganic and/or organic chemistry.
    • Developmental mathematics tutors: 45+ earned college credits, with completed coursework in college-level algebra and geometry. Education and/or special education background desirable. Experience with online learning software such as Pearson's MyMathLab desired.
    • Mathematics tutors: 45+ earned college credits, with completed coursework up to and including Calculus II, II, and III. Ordinary Differential Equations expertise a plus. Statistics and/or Probability courses desirable. Experience with online learning software such as Pearson's MyMathLab desired.
    • Physics tutors: 45+ earned college credits, with completed coursework up to and including college-level and engineering (Calculus) based physics.
    • Writing tutors: Master's degree in English required or equivalent experience teaching high school English classes. Minimum two years of experience working with community college students ranging from developmental English to college level English skills. ESL background or TESOL certification desirable.
    • Experience working with students or adults of various learning levels a plus.

      General Job Description:

      • Provide tutor assistance for course work in approved subject(s) in a professional manner.
      • Provide open lab, classroom, and/or appointment-based tutoring to Oakton students on a fair and equitable basis.
      • Use constructivist strategies to assist students in overcoming content-specific and general learning strategies.
      • Report behavioral issues and/or incidents of academic dishonesty to supervisor and/or instructor.
      • Submit time sheets according to the established schedule.
      • Maintain student tutoring records to help facilitate communication between Learning Center staff members and instructors.
      • Maintain strict confidence about student-tutor sessions both during and after your employment with us. This is in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
      • Assist in the marketing of Learning Center tutoring.
      • Participate in tutor training and staff development meetings.

        Additional Information:

        Applicants must submit the following:

        • Cover letter addressing your area(s) of expertise and interest in tutoring, as well as your available work hours and campus of preference.
        • Unofficial transcripts
        • Current resume
        • References and/or a letter of recommendation

          Application Instructions:

          Oakton is accessible by public transportation.

          Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

          Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.


Keywords: Oakton Community College, Des Plaines , Professional Tutor, Other , Des Plaines, Illinois

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