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Sessional Tutor (Mathematics)

Salary:
26,384 P.A. ?
Location:
Liverpool
Company:
Kaplan International

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Sessional Tutor (Mathematics)

Liverpool International College

Liverpool International College are seeking to recruit a Maths and Physics Tutor to join the team and provide outstanding teaching and learning for our students.


Our approach to teaching:

At the heart of our educational approach is a belief in supporting students to become independent, motivated learners who will thrive in higher education. To do this, we recognise the need to provide a flexible, responsive experience which meets needs of learners who differ in background, requirements and pace.


Our classrooms are active learning spaces and lessons are primarily student-centred. By introducing students to material before class, we use classroom time for discussion, real-world problem solving and project work, with a strong emphasis on group work and pair work. Technology is embedded into our approach – both physically within each classroom as well as within each curriculum area – from use of engaging multimedia study materials to convey concepts through to online testing in class which allows us assess students’ understanding in ‘real time’. Providing an individualised, differentiated learning experience is also a key strand in our approach. Students are involved in shaping their programme so that they specialise in their area of interest according to their strengths and intended progression route and get the chance to undertake projects personalised to their interest and path.


For many – tutors and students alike - this is a very different model for learning but one which results in highly engaged students who take responsibility for their academic success.


Our students learn in a wide variety of ways, enabling them to develop the behaviours and skills needed for university in the UK. As students move through their programme, teachers will be directing, guiding and supporting them in different ways at different times. The focus will be for students to participate in:


  • a range of learning activities including: active learning, workshops, laboratory sessions, online support through the VLE, project-focussed and other Applied Learning tasks as well as more traditional lectures and seminars
  • assessment to receive feedback on their work so they may improve, and to arrive at their summative marks. Some assessment will be digital, some non-digital; projects, group and individual assignments will all feature.
  • activities with Learning Advisors, including reviewing progress, ensuring VLE engagement and being taking up support/intervention/stretching activities so they can achieve their potential. Students may also be signposted to other non-academic support as needed.
  • work to support the development of their e-Portfolio


Your role

You will plan, prepare, deliver, review and make enhancements to all of these learning experiences for students, including:


  • Teaching students content in the relevant subject area as outlined in the module specifications
  • Delivering lessons and other learning activities that engage and inspire students to achieve and learn effectively
  • Creating and updating active learning and assessment content, and sharing these across the Kaplan International Pathways network
  • Embedding appropriate digital technologies in learning and assessment methods, so that it adds value or creates efficiency or improves student engagement
  • Working with colleagues to ensure consistency of delivery of content and assessment processes and sharing these across the Kaplan International Pathways network
  • Contributing subject expertise where required for content and assessments across a range of modules
  • Supporting students to develop their e-portfolio


You will also

  • Develop and implement a range of innovative teaching methods that engage and meet the needs of all students
  • Devise and deliver a range of enrichment and enhancement activities that raise students’ aspirations and achievements using relevant industry and academic networks
  • Develop and implement module examinations and other forms of assessment, marking, providing feedback to students and moderation and standardisation
  • Support the use of digital technologies in learning activities and develop your own competencies through personal and professional development;
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of the College Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student attendance and performance and use these to inform reports to stakeholders
  • Participate in regular meetings with teaching and support staff and represent the College at appropriate events and meetings
  • Act as a Learning Advisor including reviewing students’ progress, checking on VLE engagement, monitoring welfare and offering support/intervention where required
  • Advise on e-portfolio development
  • Participate in all relevant administration and organisational tasks; registering student attendance; fulfilling any other duties as designated by the College Management


About you:

You will enjoy working with international students, be student focussed, be open to change and development, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and be fully committed to ensuring all our students’ success.


You will need:

  • Experience of teaching to post 16 students (a teaching qualification would be an advantage)
  • The ability to plan, deliver and review a range of learning activities that guide and support students to achieve and flourish
  • The ability to develop and update innovative teaching material that engages all students
  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of a range of different teams in order to continually improve the student experience
  • Flexibility and willingness to work under pressure to deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • A strong commitment to continuous professional development and a proven track record of using this to enhance the student experience
  • Demonstrable experience of using technology to inform teaching practice and a willingness to embrace innovations
  • A Post Graduate qualification but strong first degree or relevant professional experience will be considered


About us

Kaplan International Pathways, a division of Kaplan Inc. is an exciting company in the world of international education. We offer a range of courses from University preparation programmes in the UK, Australia, USA, China and Japan through to full degree programmes, in partnership with universities at locations in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. Through our academic partnerships with leading universities, we provide expertise in international student recruitment and focus on first-rate pastoral care and student support. We provide international students with high quality, flexible international education and study opportunities.


Liverpool International College

Part of Kaplan Inc., Liverpool International College (LIC) operates in partnership with the University of Liverpool to provide a pathway for international students to enter Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees at the University of Liverpool. LIC is a very special place, where each year over a period of around 9 months, we see students from over 30 countries develop and flourish academically as they prepare for university life. The path can be challenging, as it takes time for students to adjust both socially and academically – but for the members of the LIC team who help to make this happen, that just makes the transformation all the more rewarding.


Application method and closing date

This appointment will be subject to clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Employment is conditional upon successful completion of DBS and professional reference checks. Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

If you have the requisite experience and are excited by the opportunity of working with a dynamic group of professionals in a growing organisation please apply via our online application form with your CV and covering letter.


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