Office of University Collaborations – WFU Virtual Tutoring Corps Tutor

Department:                                  Office of University Collaborations

Job Title:                                        WFU Virtual Tutoring Corps Tutor

Average hours per week:             10

Specific working hours:                n/a

Job duties/Skills:

  • Assists students who are in need of academic tutoring
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Requires creativity and ability to work independently.
  • Related experience and/or fitness related continuing education is desirable.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Effectively and efficiently convey and receive information, both formally and informally, using verbal, non-verbal and writing skills amongst various stakeholders.
  • Enhance their time management, problem solving and, teamwork skills
  • Develop practical competence through obtaining experience relating to their degree
  • Understand and apply professional and ethical responsibility
  • Exhibit their understanding of ensuring a safe work environment
  • Develop cognitive and interpersonal skills that are measurable and transferable
  • Function as a part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Constructively receive and apply professional feedback

Additional Information from Department:


WFU Virtual Tutoring Corps Tutors provide academic assistance to WFU faculty and staff children (the students) who are in grades K-12. Undergraduate Tutors will provide up to a total maximum of 8 hours of virtual academic support per week across all subjects and students being tutored. They provide one-on-one remote assistance via Zoom on ungraded homework assignments, course material, and other areas of academic need in coordination with the WFU Faculty or Staff member to whose student the tutor is assigned. Tutors can serve from the first day of WFU classes until the last day of WFU’s final exams. Tutoring sessions are scheduled for up to one (1) hour in duration.

Tutors who are matched with a student will work directly with the student’s faculty/staff parents to schedule times for tutoring. 

Job Duties:

Communicate directly with faculty and staff to identify the specific K-12 student’s learning needs

Schedule and conduct all tutoring sessions via Zoom with Zoom’s video and audio functions enabled throughout the full tutoring session; appropriate attire required for all tutoring sessions

As appropriate, report to the faculty/staff parents on student progress toward learning objectives

Attend meetings and trainings with other Tutors as required by WFU

Report weekly to assigned WFU contact the number of hours worked each week

Report to WFU contact any concerns regarding the tutoring sessions

Personal/romantic relationships with the student are prohibited


Required Competencies:

Detail-oriented and able to manage multiple tasks in a virtual environment

Proficient in use of Zoom

Able to communicate professionally and appropriately with faculty, staff, and K-12 aged students


Preferred Competencies:

Experience teaching or mentoring students in grades K-12 in one-on-one settings preferred

Experience with childcare and pedagogy best practices welcome

Previous experience as a research assistant or teaching assistant welcome


When you are tutoring K-12 students, please keep in mind the following rules:

Tutors may not assist students on any graded work

Tutors cannot make changes to assignments (ex. cannot directly edit papers)

Tutors ARE able to explain the prompt so the student understands the assignment