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Reading & Writing Specialist (Part-Time)

National Louis University
Job Location:
Wheeling, 60090
Tutors and Learning Resources


National Louis University’s Undergraduate College is seeking a Reading and Writing Specialist to join our team at the Chicago Loop campus (122 S Michigan) & Wheeling campuses to provide tutoring in academic reading and writing.This is a part-time position of approximately 16-20 hours per week, with scheduled time occurring primarily during daytime classes (9am-4pm).


  • Ownership and Quality of Work: Effectively manages own work, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality work within a fast paced environment.
  • Organizational Commitment: Passionate, energetic, and driven to make a difference; Acts with honesty, integrity, and professionalism; Self-reflective, focused on development, and makes regular progress on development areas; Learns from mistakes and setbacks; Is adaptable and welcomes change.
  • Upward Management: Engages at appropriate level with supervisor in defining desired outcomes, providing status updates, and obtaining input as to ongoing project direction and process; Keeps commitments and meets deadlines without the need for reminders; Proactively shares information in a timely manner.
  • Collaboration: Works with colleagues, from across the organization, toward achieving common goals by sharing knowledge, learning, and building consensus. Proactively identifies relevant stakeholders and engages colleagues as needed to achieve goals.
  • Communication: Uses effective written and oral communication with internal staff, teams, community served, and partners; demonstrates empathy and listening.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role you will:

Demonstrate excellence in tutoring:

  • Collaborate with faculty team to develop an effective learning experience for students, with a focus on utilizing inclusive practices and achieving equitable outcomes
  • Support courses by providing engaging tutoring and/or supplemental instruction in a blended or remote, synchronous classroom environment
  • Empower students to develop competency by leveraging their diverse strengths and backgrounds and by sharing a passion for the subject and skills being taught
  • Utilize technology-based teaching platforms, including but not limited to adaptive courseware to aid students in the development of competencies
  • Communicate effectively, with consideration of how social, cultural, and power dynamics may impact the communication

Demonstrate, maintain, and continuously strengthen content expertise:

  • Maintain current and active content knowledge in the expertise area that is reflected in tutoring and instruction
  • Possess appropriate expertise in subject-area tutoring as demonstrated by appropriate credentials and experience
  • Maintain current knowledge of field

Promote student success with a proactive, high-expectations, high-support approach:

  • Demonstrate and share a passion for postsecondary success for diverse learners, especially in terms of achieving equitable outcomes
  • Demonstrate flexibility in delivery and work schedule to provide personalized student support (including meeting outside of class hours and via different modalities)
  • Identify gaps between student needs and existing resources and services; generate creative resolutions that promote equity and inclusivity

Engage in data-driven instruction and student support planning:

  • Track student course data weekly to ensure success and equitable outcomes
  • Engage in regular data-driven planning meetings with faculty and coaches to report student progress and obstacles and to plan student support interventions
  • Engage in regular content area team meetings with faculty and other specialists to review curriculum plans, determine implications of student data, and plan curriculum revisions
  • Participate in continuous improvement of UGC tutoring efforts
  • Actively document and share suggestions for program improvement with supervisor to support ongoing development of UGC services and curriculum

Commit to continuous improvement of self and colleagues:

  • Attend and actively participate in training opportunities provided in online and in-person settings
  • Participate in self-reflection and ongoing learning to develop a shared culture of anti-racism and anti-oppression
  • Contribute to a learning culture by participating in various other workshops and meetings

Qualifications, Skills, and Competencies:

Required Skills

  • Excellent tutoring and classroom support skills—especially around academic reading and writing
  • Ability to consistently connect course content to its real-world relevance, tying concepts and theories from the classroom to students’ current and future work experiences, and highlighting immediate applicability of transfer skills
  • Ability to differentiate tutoring and support based on student needs
  • Willingness and ability to use data to inform tutoring and student support
  • Effective collaboration skills, with ability to work in diverse teams to support student success and equitable outcomes
  • Technology-proficient—able to quickly learn and utilize new tools and technologies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Passionate about working with a diverse student body
  • Agile, adaptable, and creative in pedagogy and student support
  • Prepared, yet flexible
  • Empathetic, yet structured
  • Willing to pursue and support students in multiple modalities
  • Expectation and desire to grow pedagogically


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, English, or a related field required
  • Degree or certification in TESOL, ESL/ELL Education, or similar strongly preferred
  • Prior teaching or tutoring experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with digital tools for teaching and tutoring—especially with using a learning management system—preferred
  • Experience teaching/tutoring in online, synchronous-remote, or blended/hybrid formats preferred
  • Experience teaching or tutoring students of diverse backgrounds and abilities preferred
  • Experience teaching or tutoring multilingual or multidialectal students strongly preferred
  • Spanish-English bilingual a plus
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