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Tutor- Chemistry (2 positions)


Tutor- Chemistry (2 positions)

  • https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/56306
  • Norfolk, Virginia, United States
  • Engineering, Science&Math-PATH (TC295)
  • Tidewater Community College

Title: Tutor- Chemistry (2 positions)

Agency: Tidewater Community College

Location: Norfolk - 710

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: 13.23

Full Time or Part Time: Part Time

Additional Detail

Job Description:
Tidewater Community College has served South Hampton Roads – both students and employers – for 50 years. It has grown from 1 campus into a regional educational and economic force. TCC is the largest provider of higher education and workforce services in Hampton Roads, enrolling nearly 28,000 students in 2019-20. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, Tidewater Community College (TCC) services South Hampton Roads with 4 campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, 7 regional centers and 2 important cultural institutions. The college had 3,203 graduates in 2019-2020, 40 percent of whom pursued degrees that would let them transfer to 4-year institutions. Of South Hampton Roads residents enrolled in higher education 36% enrolled at TCC. TCC’s institutional accreditation is affirmed through 2027 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Tutors provide academic support to increase student academic achievement by meeting with students to clarify learning objectives and outcomes and work on study skills. Tutors serve as a supplement to classroom or online teaching. Tutors assist faculty, deans, and the Learning Assistance Supervisor in supporting the student success initiatives of Tidewater Community College.

This Tutor position is to fill 2 positions; 1 Norfolk & 1 Chesapeake.

Functional Responsibilities:
• Meet with students in a one-to-one, small-group, drop-in, or online tutoring format(s) to provide learning assistance in chemistry.
• Tutor students in basic computer literacy to include accessing student email, creating and saving documents and other file types, and navigating Canvas.
• Help with developing study strategies (textbooks, handbooks, online resources, etc.) for students requesting tutoring services.
• Participate in team meetings, tutor-training sessions, and professional development training.
• Partner with instructors to offer outreach-learning opportunities in the classroom and team up to offer course-relevant workshops.
• Maintain familiarity with campus resources available to students.
• Maintain a resourceful supply of course-relevant handouts in learning assistance centers.
• Demonstrate patience, encouragement, and empathy to students having difficulty.
• Assist with additional duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:

Significant knowledge of the concepts taught in chemistry to include Health Science Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry I and II. Must have obtained an “A” or “B” grade in the course(s) for which tutoring will be performed. Effective oral, written, and technical communication skills. Ability to contextualize transferable academic study techniques and learning strategies into collaborative learning sessions. Ability to maintain confidentiality and comply with FERPA. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Experience providing excellent customer service to people from varying educational, cultural, and social backgrounds. Demonstrated experience with responsibility, reliability, and punctuality.

Preferred Qualifications:

An associate degree or higher in a related field or previous experience working in a tutoring position.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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