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Professional Academic Coach/Math & Science Tutor

Date Posted
February 2, 2021
Part Time

Job Details

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: This is a part-time, 27.5 hour a week position primarily at the Estherville Campus. Provide individual and small group tutoring to current students on campus or virtually. Recruit students to the TRIO-SSS Program. Assist students in improving academic achievement by clarifying learning problems and work on study skills. Other assistance may include reviewing class material, discussing the text, predicting test questions, or working on solutions to problems. Academic coaching/tutoring is supplemental to classroom teaching. May be required to travel between campuses using personal vehicle.

CLASSIFICATION: Professional Support
DEPARTMENT: Unclassified
REPORT TO: Director of TRIO


Constant (67-100%)

  1. Meet with students to provide learning assistance in Arts and Science Disciplines, including but not limited to, Science, Math, English, Social Sciences and Humanities. 
  2. Be knowledgeable of course information and appropriate teaching strategies.
  3. Connect students with appropriate support program(s) to assist with student retention.
  4. Track all activities conducted within the tutor session and keep daily attendance.
  5. Contact instructors, if necessary, to obtain course syllabi or course specific materials.
  6. Keep open communication with staff and faculty.
  7. Call tutoring supervisor with 24 hours advanced notice if unable to keep your scheduled session.
  8. Remain in tutoring room(s) for entire scheduled time.
  9. Recruit eligible participants to the TRIO-SSS program.
  10. Maintain required grant documentation.

Frequent (34-66%)

  1. Participate in tutor-training sessions.
  2. Mentor student tutors and assist with peer-to-peer tutor trainings.
  3. Create and post a monthly calendar.
  4. Assist with additional duties as needed.


  1. Demonstrates knowledge and competence in the subject matter (specifically math and/or science).
  2. Ability to exhibit patience and a positive attitude in an encouraging learning environment.
  3. Ability to effectively communicate with college level students and college personnel to promote student success.
  4. Ability to effectively assist multiple students at one time.
  5. Enthusiastic and energetic in job performance; maintain high standard of ethics, honesty and integrity in assigned duties and responsibilities.
  6. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  7. Ability to work with a wide variety of students – from those who are academically underprepared to those who are highly knowledgeable.
  8. Ability to input and retrieve information from computer system.
  9. Possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  10. Ability to use Microsoft Teams, Zoom and DocuSign software.

SPECIAL DEMANDS: Position involves sitting most of the time; exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally (10-33%). Stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, carrying, and repetitive motion occasionally (10-33%). Walking, lifting and grasping frequently (34-66%). Talking, hearing, and viewing various types of close visual work constantly (67-100%). May be required to travel utilizing personal vehicle. Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and provide proof of insurance.

Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred. Strong Math and Science skills with three years previous teaching or tutoring experience in high school level or above is desired.

SALARY: $20.25/ hour

FRINGE BENEFITS: Paid sick leave, vacation, and holidays. Employee retirement plan.

APPLICATION PROCESS: The following items must be included in your application packet before it will be considered a complete application:

  • Employment Application form
  • Applicant Confidential Information form (This data is used to comply with government required affirmative action record keeping only and is not used for applicant screening purposes.)
  • A letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • A resume
  • A copy of transcripts, with originals due upon hiring

Only complete application packets will be considered for the position vacancy. Review of applications will begin March 22, 2021.

Application: Employment Application

(Save document to your computer and fill in application. Re-save completed application and email as an attachment to Lynn Miller at You may also print out the completed form and mail it to Iowa Lakes Community College, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334.) *** 

*** NOTE: Applications must be complete, including Employment Application Form, Applicant Confidential Information Form, Letter Addressing Qualifications, Resume and Transcripts (if required). See individual job descriptions for instructions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact Information

Questions and requests regarding application: Lynn Miller at 712-362-0409 or

It is the policy of Iowa Lakes Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Kathy Muller, Equity & Title IX Coordinator, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334, 712.362.0433,, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576.

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