About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: The International Tutoring Center (ITC) at Northeastern University serves international students with their English language proficiency through individual, 50-minute tutorials. These tutorials address such areas as: writing (planning, organization, grammar, and citations); conversation; pronunciation; reading; TOEFL; presentation skills; and career prep. A qualified ESL tutor can address all of these areas generally but may specialize in one or more. See below for additional information.
Help students improve their written communication by, familiarizing them with American writing conventions, providing feedback on global concerns rather than simply proofreading, sharing resources and writing strategies, and reviewing grammatical and usage rules as needed
Provide conversation practice and identify students in need of specialized oral language instruction, including pronunciation, intonation, word and sentence stress, and fluency
Help students improve their reading proficiency by sharing reading and vocabulary-building resources and strategies
Prepare students for standardized tests, including the Test of English as a Foreign Language
Prepare for tutorials by selecting materials and approaches suitable for students' needs
Lead tutorials that are student-centered, supportive, and consistent with ITC policies
Keep thorough and organized reports of tutorials
Contribute to ITC pedagogical materials and projects as needed
Communicate reliably with ITC staff via email
Attend monthly staff meetings
Qualifications: 1. At least two years experience teaching or tutoring English at the post-secondary level
2. Experience working with second language learners and sensitivity to their distinct needs
3. Bachelor's degree or higher in a related field (TESOL, linguistics, English, speech pathology, etc.)
4. Strong written and oral English language skills; non-native English speakers are encouraged to apply
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree or higher in a related field
Salary Grade: CSL
$25 per hour. This is a temporary, non-benefits eligible position subject to renewal each semester. Tutors work a minimum of five hours and a maximum of 20 hours per week.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.