How to write a Tutor job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Tutor job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Tutor job titles

    Tutor (2+ Years’ Experience)
    Math Tutor (In-Home)
    Tutor (Part-Time)
    Academic Tutor

Tutor job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Tutor job summary

Our after-school educational program seeks talented, experienced Tutors in all subject areas for students between grades 4 and 12. We help both struggling and gifted students reach their full potential by supplementing the instruction they receive in class and guiding them toward study practices and aides that can help them excel. Tutors work with individual students one-on-one, though we occasionally organize group activities for students who are studying the same material. Our team offers compassionate, motivating assistance to students, and we expect our new hires to do the same. If you have experience tutoring children, please submit an application.

Tutor responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Tutor responsibilities

    Meet students at the school and go over their homework assignments in the applicable subject area
    Ask students about specific topics or subject areas that are giving them trouble or that warrant further exploration
    Review recent homework assignment and test scores, and work through problems or questions that the student did not answer correctly
    Employ proven study aides to prepare for upcoming tests and quizzes
    Take notes during tutoring sessions so you can follow up with the student later
    Communicate with parents/guardians about trouble areas or any other issue that requires attention

Tutor qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Tutor skills

    Associate degree required
    Teaching certificate preferred
    3+ years’ experience tutoring children and teenagers
    Ability to pass a background check and drug screening
    Reliable transportation a must
    Able to develop positive rapport with students
    Excellent communication skills
    Established proficiency in subject matter

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