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Social Science Tutor

Study Group - University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

Location: Huddersfield
Salary: Up to £29.54 per hour
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Closes: 15th March 2022

Contract: Fixed term to 16/09/22, Variable Hours (part-time)

Location: University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

JOB OVERVIEW

Here at the University of Huddersfield International Centre, we pride ourselves in providing a supportive learning experience that prepares our students for the challenges of undergraduate and postgraduate study. We are dedicated to providing excellent academic and English skills and knowledge that will enable our students to progress onto their chosen programme of study at the University and an eventual successful career. Our academic team enjoy a collaborative approach to Teaching and Learning by supporting each other in the planning, delivery and evaluation of our programmes and modules content. We place the student at the centre of all we do, so if you are passionate about changing lives through opportunities in education and are fully committed to providing a fantastic student experience, this role is for you!

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan appropriate, effective and inclusive learning programmes through schemes of work that promote equality and engage with diversity
  • Plan teaching sessions which accommodate individualised learning using a variety of resources, including digital learning (lesson planning)
  • Ensure all learning materials are available on the VLE 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
  • Select the relevant learning approaches and skill development to ensure students’ progress
  • Contribute to the provision of a stimulating learning environment whilst adhering to the Centres’ Health and Safety procedures.
  • Apply the theories and principles of assessment including initial, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment
  • Use a variety of methods to check learning in lessons (formative assessment)
  • Ensure that interactive assessment activities are available to students through the VLE
  • Provide regular and timely feedback to students to enable them to improve and achieve their qualifications
  • Prepare students for summative assessment whether for an exam, course work or assignments etc. 
  • Engage in moderation of assessment materials and student work
  • 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 progress coaches or where appropriate, senior management.
  • Support students with individual target setting and revise these throughout the year during progress checks
  • Support student with action planning to improve academic performance and achieve aspirational targets
  • Be available to offer support to students as required (eg workshops, booster and revision classes)
  • Support students to progress to the University by being proactive in liaising with University Schools and link tutors
  • Contribute to student progress reports in a clear and constructive manner
  • Strive for and attain high levels of student achievement

EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • A Cert Ed, PCET or PGCE teaching qualification (working towards, or willingness to achieve)
  • Qualified to Degree level or professional equivalent in a relevant subject area.

Desirable

  • Postgraduate qualification in a related field
  • Successful teaching, learning and assessment experience at level 3
  • Thorough subject knowledge of Social Science, Psychology/Sociology or both.
  • Successful teaching, learning and assessment experience at level 4
  • Experience of teaching International Students
  • Experience of supporting students in a pastoral role
  • Experience of developing learning and teaching through digital learning platforms
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