WELCOME TO OUR ACA TEAM!
Working as a tutor or teacher’s assistant requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a passion for teaching and, above all, patience. Becoming a professional tutor or teacher’s assistant calls for a solid educational background and on-the-job training. Individuals who enjoy working with children on a daily basis may want to consider a career as a professional tutor or teaching assistant. Before committing themselves, however, aspiring tutors should answer a number of important questions, including: How much formal education and training is required to work as tutor or teacher’s assistant? Do I have to obtain a state certificate or license? Will I need to specialize in a particular area or level of education?
MINIMUM GUIDELINES AND EXPECTATIONS
- Knowledge of subject matter
- Ability to effectively communicate subject matter
- Respect toward others (tutees, tutors, ASC staff, etc.)
- Application of different learning strategies including active learning and peer-to-peer techniques
- Interest in helping others learn in groups of 2-5 students
- Ability to listen and answer questions during tutoring sessions
- Good time management and organization skills
- Serve as a group facilitator, not a second lecturer
- Set goals and/or expectations during the first few sessions
- Provide support for content and concept understanding, not direct answers to anything graded (homework, projects, quizzes, etc.)
- Help tutee(s) learn how to learn the material
- Help tutee(s) refine study skills and become independent learners