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Tutor, Writing

Boise, Nampa - Staff

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Supervisor, Tutoring Services

Position Status:

Part-Time, Non Benefited


About Us:

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) is committed to empowering students to succeed by providing affordable and accessible education to advance the local and global workforce.

Offering premier programs and degrees that make a difference, CWI remains a top choice for higher education in the Treasure Valley. Empowering the community one student at a time, CWI moves fearlessly forward paving the way to bold new futures with flexible options, exceptional tuition value, and support every step of the way.

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Position Summary:

This position provides general customer service at the Tutoring front desk and basic tutoring support for writing projects across academic disciplines. Tutor 1 performs a variety of routine clerical duties, responds to and resolves common inquiries and problems, and completes special projects. Tutor 1 additionally provides writing-focused tutorial instruction for students in qualified subjects, enhancing student understanding of assignments, and assisting with general study skills and strategies.

Opportunities for growth based on level of experience and student status.

  • Tutors $13-$14 per hour
  • Lead Tutor $15 per hour (non-student status)


Essential Functions:

  • Provides customer service and directional assistance at Tutoring service desks, by phone, and online via chat.
  • Provides educational assistance to students in writing projects across academic disciplines.
  • May collaborate with faculty to provide embedded tutoring support in specific, designated courses.
  • Meets and communicates with students in person and via e-mail, Blackboard, and other online platforms.
  • Assists in general office management in tutoring labs and the Writing Center.
  • Contributes to the preparation of workshops and materials that will enhance students understanding of coursework.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good organizational, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Proficient in computer usage and word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs.
  • Has completed a basic tutoring course (e.g. Tutor Essentials) or will complete one within one semester of hire.
  • Is a team player within the department as well as with other departments.
  • Communicates effectively in a diverse, multicultural environment.
  • Completion of coursework in subjects to be tutored with at least a "B" or equivalent professional experience preferred.


Additional Instructions for Applicants:

Please include a cover letter.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other applicable legally protected status.


We look forward to receiving your application!