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Upward Bound Program - Tutor- Hourly
Austin Community College District

Date Posted Oct. 27, 2020
Title Upward Bound Program - Tutor- Hourly
University Austin Community College District
Austin, TX, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administration - Other
    Administration - Undergraduate Education
    Administration - Student Affairs

Position Information


Highland Business Center


Work up to 19 hours per week. Students will schedule time slots for appointments with tutors.



FLSA Status


Reports To

Supervisor, Upward Bound Program

Criminal Background Check

Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC’s College Police department.

General Statement of Job

To provide support to Upward Bound students through the provision of individual and/or group tutorial services.

Information for This Posting Only

Tutor will work with Upward Bound High School students.

Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Tutors students according to set priorities and academic goals.

Provides assistance to students on a one-on-one or group basis in the subject discipline and study skills.

Organizes supplemental learning materials.

Provides feedback on student progress.

Maintains up-to-date records of tutoring contacts and other records.

Assists with additional summer program duties as assigned, including clerical assistance, program organization, field trips, etc.

Additional Job Specific Duties

Assist students in the development of study skills necessary for successful completion of courses.

Maintain accurate and current documentation concerning student contact and progress.

Refer students to upward Bound staff for information or assistance with issues such as academic (juggling family, work and school, stress and time management, self-esteem and independence, study skills), career exploration, and transfer assistance.

Conduct tutoring sessions in designated areas for scheduled time periods.

Provide assistance to staff members to research, implement, and maintain the tutoring component in order to improve the tutoring program.

Other duties as reasonably assigned by Upward Bound Director and staff.

Content knowledge in at least one of the following areas: math, language arts, science, and other academic content areas

Help students understand course material.

Help students prepare and study for quizzes, exams, and projects.

Help students identify learning styles and improve study skills.

Provide early intervention through frequent (weekly) contact with students.

Help build academic success strategies appropriate to the individual student.

Maintain and report tutor contact log, timesheet and any other materials, to UB Academic Success Coach

KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Tutoring techniques, standards, and supplemental learning materials for individual and group tutoring.

Processes and resources for organizing and leading study groups.

SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Maintaining an established work schedule.

Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.

Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including tact, patience, and diplomacy.

Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.

Understanding and following instructions precisely.

Providing quality tutorial services to groups and individuals and providing feedback regarding student performance and/or progress.

Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds, including students, fellow tutors, and faculty.

Maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that promotes good relations with students, co-workers, and staff.

Tutor students in general high school subjects (including small-group and individual tutoring)

Communicate regularly with students during tutoring, keeping them on-task

Technology Skills

Demonstrated proficiency using standard office software applications.

Required Work Experience

One semester related work experience.

Preferred Work Experience

At least one year of related experience in the discipline.

Required Education

Degree or substantial undergraduate coursework in the discipline, and demonstrated competence in the subjects that will be tutored.

Preferred Education

Associate degree.

Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better.

Other Preferred Qualifications

"B" or better in the course.

Two semesters of tutoring experience.

Physical Requirements

Work is performed in a learning lab environment on campus in an academic setting.

Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.

Occasional lifting of objects up to 20 pounds.


Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

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