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Academic English Skills Tutor

Study Group - Huddersfield International Study Centre

Location: Huddersfield
Salary: £17,426.99
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 16th September 2021
Closes: 15th November 2021

JOB OVERVIEW

Here at the University of Huddersfield International Centre, we pride ourselves on providing a supportive learning experience that prepares our students for the challenges of undergraduate and postgraduate study.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching and Learning

  • Plan appropriate, effective and inclusive learning programmes  through schemes of work that promote equality and engage with diversity
  • Plan teaching sessions that accommodate individualised learning using a variety of resources, including digital learning
  • Be responsible for creating and updating teaching materials
  • Ensure all learning materials are available on the AES (Academic English Skills) online platform for students to access and engage with.
  • Apply the principles of learning to provide learning activities to meet curriculum requirements and the needs of all students

Assessment

  • Apply the theories and principles of assessment including initial, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment
  • Use a variety of methods to check to learn in lessons (formative assessment)
  • Engage with WISEflow - our online assessment platform - for assessment, marking and training.

Progress Support

  • Maintain up to date and accurate records of student attendance and progress
  • Respond promptly and appropriately to lapses in student attendance, punctuality, behaviour and application to their studies by individual conversations with students, referrals to personal tutors or where appropriate, senior management.
  • Be available to offer support to students as required

Learning and Welfare Support

  • Act as progress coach and carry out duties associated with this role if required.
  • Take responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the well-being of students in your care. Refer to support services where appropriate.
  • Contribute to effective communication with stakeholders (parents, sponsors, University etc)

Personal Learning and Development

  • Be aware of and comply with all Centre quality assurance processes such as observation of teaching and learning, audits of teaching and learning material, programme and module evaluation and subject team performance reviews
  • Demonstrate and update subject specialist knowledge to ensure the currency of specialist teaching
  • Convey enthusiasm for the personal specialist areas to staff and students.
  • Engage in professional development to improve teaching and learning practice, and update subject specialist knowledge

Team working

  • Work as part of the Academic English Skills (AES) Team to produce and develop an exciting curriculum for students
  • Be prepared to operate on a flexible basis to meet the needs of the AES Team and the Centre as a whole
  • Be available to cover lessons for absent colleagues as required
  • Prepare for and participate in appropriate Centre events (e.g. induction activity, enrichment, Progression week University school events, award ceremonies etc)
  • Promote a cohesive work ethic within the AES Team and the Centre as a whole
  • Share best practices and contribute to the AES Teams’ bank of effective resources/ideas/activities for Teaching and Learning.

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

  • Successful teaching, learning and assessment experience at level 3
  • Current experience in the delivery of academic English.
  • Experience in teaching International Students.
  • Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with students and colleagues
  • Ability to contribute to the design, development and evaluation of curriculum, resources and assessment methods
  • Committed to promoting excellence and continuous improvement in teaching and learning
  • Committed to undertaking continuing professional development
  • Enthusiasm and ambition for personal and Centre development
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of Equality & Diversity.
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