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Physics and Maths Tutor

Study Group - Leeds International Study Centre

Location: Leeds
Salary: £35.38 per hour
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th October 2022
Closes: 15th December 2022

Variable Hours – Sessional (up to 20 hours)

JOB OVERVIEW

To plan and deliver effective programmes which prepare international students for level 1 undergraduate study at the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University and to support students in achieving their progression requirements.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and execute appropriate, effective and inclusive learning programmes through schemes of work
  • Plan teaching sessions which accommodate individualised learning using a variety of resources, including digital learning
  • Ensure a broad range of learning materials are available on the VLE for students to access and engage with, including self-directed tasks and activities that facilitate feedback and interaction
  • Apply the principles of learning and teaching 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 to learn 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
  • Write summative assessments which appropriately measure the achievement of the learning outcomes of the programmes (including repeat assessments)
  • Prepare students for summative assessment through revision sessions and practice assessments
  • Engage in moderation of assessment materials and student work, including double marking, thorough and timely preparation of all relevant documentation for the external examiners, and participation in module assessment boards
  • 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 referrals to professional services
  • Support students with individual target setting and revise these throughout the year during progress checks
  • Support students with action planning to improve academic performance and achieve aspirational targets
  • Be available to offer support to students as required (e.g. workshops, booster and revision classes and one-to-one feedback sessions)
  • Support students to progress to the University by being proactive in liaising with University Schools and linking tutors
  • Contribute to student progress reports in a clear and constructive manner
  • Strive for and attain high levels of student achievement
  • Refer students for learning support where appropriate
  • 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)
  • Be aware of and comply with all Centre quality assurance processes such as observation of teaching and learning, audits of teaching and learning material (including VLE content) programme and module evaluation and subject team performance reviews
  • Demonstrate and update subject specialist knowledge to ensure the currency of specialist teaching
  • Engage in professional development to improve teaching and learning practice, and update subject specialist knowledge
  • Undertake reflection and self-evaluation of personal teaching practice and continuing professional development

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Physics or related area (essential)
  • A relevant teaching qualification or post-graduate degree (desirable)
  • Experience of teaching in the Higher or Further Education sectors or of Leaving Certificate (Hons)/A-level (essential)
  • Experience working with international students (desirable)
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