Tutor-Second Chance Pell Program

Multiple Locations, CT
Part Time
CT State Community College


The CT State Community College is developing a pool of applicants for potential part-time tutoring positions. (Up to 17 hours per week).

These positions are on continuous recruitment, and are filled on an as-needed basis, depending specific department needs. You will only be contacted if there is a current need at the campus you indicated on your application and have met the qualifications/skills and experience that are required for the position.  Your applications will stay active for 1 year.


Connecticut Department of Correction facilities through the CT State Community College Campuses below:
For more information, please click on the campus to be directed to their website.
**This position is not remote**

Asnuntuck  -170 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082
Housatonic - 900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Middlesex - 100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, CT 06457
Quinebaug Valley -742 Upper Maple St, Danielson, CT 06239
Three Rivers - 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360

CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The college supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, and advances positive change for the students, communities and industries it serves.

CT State Community College Vision:

Connecticut State Community College is recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

CT State Community Equity Statement:

Connecticut State Community College commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Position Summary:

The Community College system offers two-year liberal arts degree programs as well as occupational and technical programs for a population with a wide range of academic and experiential preparation.  In order to provide an instructional environment conducive to successful learning experiences for this wide array of students, the Colleges provide the support and help of the Tutor.

In the Academic Center of Excellence (ACE), the Tutor provides tutorial services to students, in small groups at a Connecticut Department of Correction facility as part of the Second Chance Pell program. Incumbents provide this support in a Connecticut Department of Correction facility in which the classes and tutoring sessions are held.

Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Director of the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), the Interim Associate Dean of Non-traditional Transition Programs or other administrator, the Tutor accountable for providing assistance to faculty and students in assigned academic areas through effective performance in these essential functional areas:

  • Providing group tutoring.
  • Assisting students in carrying out assignments, including giving supplemental instruction in the academic discipline being applied.
  • Observing and providing information to faculty on student performance and on those requiring special faculty instruction.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and students. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.).

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate degree in the assigned academic field or a closely related field with one (1) or more years of related teaching and/or tutoring experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and training which would lead to the competencies required to carry out the position’s essential duties.

Incumbents are required to have demonstrated advanced knowledge and abilities in the following: 

  • Experience in tutoring and basic instruction in the assigned academic discipline.
  • Knowledge of principles and concepts of the assigned academic discipline.
  • Experience supporting students in academic goal setting and career planning.

Current assigned academic disciplines:  English & Mathematics

Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references.  Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Special Requirements:

Incumbent must go through a complete Department of Corrections Background check and attend a 3-hour Volunteer, Intern and Professional Partner (VIP) training on safety and security and do a Site Sense orientation for the Department of Correction facility in which they will tutor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with faculty and staff members in different departments or divisions.
  • Ability to provide academic support via video conferencing platforms.
  • Two (2) years of relevant teaching and/or tutoring experience.
  • Bilingual (Spanish).
  • Prior experience using the TutorTrac platform and Blackboard LMS (not all colleges require this experience)


$34.06 hourly.

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume. The cover letter may be entered as text in the corresponding box, or it can be uploaded as a combined file with the resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

Background Screening:

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check, including granting permission to contact current and previous employers for verification. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas, PhD, MSW, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, ([email protected]).



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