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Tutor Supervisor

  • Requisition no: 527576
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Morningside
  • School/Department: Inst Soc& Econ Research&Policy
  • Grade: Grade 12
  • Categories: Stdnt Affairs/Educational Admn
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: 11/30/22
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

The Columbia University Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC) was created to improve the academic performance and overall college readiness of high school students in low-income neighborhoods by providing individualized, high-quality tutoring in mathematics that complements and supports education in the classroom. The TLC partners with high schools in the Harlem and Morningside Heights communities. Tutors are drawn from Columbia University and Barnard College undergraduates and graduate students. Tutoring provided by the TLC is enhanced by a variety of educational technology interventions and incorporates insights from recent research on self-affirmation, growth mindset, and the mitigation of stereotype threat. The TLC plans to offer tutoring both in person at schools and online for the coming academic year.

Reporting to the Director of Educational Technology, Tutor Supervisors play a key role in implementing the overall tutoring program. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in both learning theory and curriculum development, including experience supervising either teachers or tutors. Candidates should be able to adapt to a start-up environment with evolving responsibilities, workloads, and work schedules. This role may support flexible and hybrid work arrangements.


Works with the Director of Educational Technology to develop, implement, and improve the TLC's tutoring program and curriculum. Create weekly math lessons for use during tutor training sessions. 

Participates in the recruitment, training and supervision of 100+ college student tutors. Collaborates with other TLC staff to create recruitment materials, staff recruitment events, and interview applicants. In partnership with the Director of Outreach make and implement hiring decisions. Creates and implements initial and ongoing training for tutors.

Attends tutoring sessions at assigned partner school(s) and online to provide support for tutors and ensure the sessions run according to TLC protocols.

With other Tutor Supervisors, meets with tutors individually to appraise performance and provide constructive feedback.

Meets weekly with members of team to assess tutoring, plan events, and address any issues that arise in tutoring sessions.

Implements policies governing the behavior of tutors in their work with minors.

Participates in internal project teams as assigned.

Participates in trainings and workshops led by TLC technology staff to implement learning technology.

Collaborates with TLC staff to deploy assessment tools to both high school students and tutors.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required.

Minimum 3 years' related experience. 


Preferred Qualifications

Strong curriculum development background in Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry and Calculus (via teaching, textbook design, online content design)

2-3 years of teaching, curriculum design or tutoring-related experience in math

Strong background in high school mathematics, including Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, Calculus and AP Calculus

Experience managing college student workers

Fluency in a language other than English (especially Spanish)

Experience with the New York City Public School system

Other Requirements

Strong teaching, research, and assessment skills in math

Strong background in high school mathematics, including Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II/Trigonometry and Calculus

Superior communication skills

Excellent organizational, analytical, and program development skills

Ability to juggle multiple assignments and prioritize competing demands

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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