The Professional Tutor/Academic Learning Specialist will play a key role in supporting learners whose L1 (first language) is Spanish. He/she will be responsible for creating a comfortable, supportive twenty-first-century learning environment in which ELLs/EBLs will be academically and professionally successful.
The incumbent will coach ELLs/EBLs individually and in small groups, using differentiated lesson plans, guides, and tutorials to meet this student population’s academic and linguistic challenges. He/she will follow each ELL’s/EBL’s academic progress throughout the Camino Program. He/she will be expected to evaluate learners’ cognitive academic language proficiency (CALP) and basic interpersonal communication skills (BICS) and provide the appropriate individualized academic support.
Section II: Responsibilities Reports to: Director of Camino Program
Coach ELLs/EBLs whose first language (L1) is Spanish and second language (L2) is English Create individualized lesson plans using scaffolding techniques as well as leveled and differentiated teaching/coaching approaches Develop a comfortable, supported learning environment in which ELLs/EBLs will recognize their learning abilities and develop self-confidence in their learning Advise Camino learners in course selection and planning schedules each semester Promote the academic and professional development of ELLs/EBLS by tracking learners’ progress throughout the program
Section III: Qualifications
Qualifications: Master’s Degree in (Adult) TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Bilingual/Multicultural, Education, or related Fields Team player who can work collaboratively as part of the team Excellent oral and written communication skills
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