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Tutor - Write Place - Fall 2021

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Position Type: Temporary
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Tutors
Role: Tutor - Write Place


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

Flexible hours, up to 9/week. The Write Place is open 9 am – 7 pm Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 1 pm Friday.

Rate of Pay:


FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

Help students both in person and online to improve their writing skills as they work on writing assignments for any class, not just English.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


Bachelor’s Degree in English, writing, or related area.

Must be responsible, independent workers who maintain an on-time commitment.

Must possess sensitivity to the needs of disadvantaged/at-risk students.

Must possess sensitivity for students of all cultures and backgrounds.

Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, how to tutor students with disabilities. 

Applicants should be comfortable working in both online and in-person environments



Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Previous teaching experience preferred, especially with high school or college level students.

Master's level coursework or Master's degree in English or writing preferred.

Essential Duties:

1. Help students improve their writing skills as they work on writing assignments for any class, not just English. Provide help with grammar and punctuation, formatting, documentation, etc., at any stage during the writing process.

2. Reinforce classroom instruction, encourage academic progress, and maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning. Maintain confidentiality regarding the students they serve.

3. Maintain student records, timesheets, and other paperwork.

4. Attend department meetings and training sessions. Participate in discussions regarding ways to better serve students.

5. Refer students to the Write Place Director or Senior Director of Academic Support Services, if appropriate.  



Other Duties:

Other duties as assigned that pertain to the job description

Physical Demands:

Sedentary (up to 10 lbs occasionally, sitting most of the time)

Visual Acuity:

Visual Acuity (arm’s length)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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