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Peer Mentor/ Pro Tutor
Within General Academic’s holistic offerings, Peer Mentors provide the highest level of service and the deepest level of expertise. The Mentor serves as the overall project manager; primary responsibilities include:
Delegation of Authorities
The Mentor’s primary responsibilities can be defined within four categories: student mentoring, academic management, project management, and team cooperation.
Student Mentoring & Tutoring
Our goal is to build a student’s confidence, foster curiosity, and develop life skills. Mentors must earn respect and instruct their students while building a functional rapport. Academic tutoring, while separate from mentoring, will also be necessary.
Logistically, successfully mentoring the student relies on managing their academic career including course selection, daily assignments, planning for exams, tests, and quizzes and scheduling around extracurricular activities, social, and family obligations.
A successful project requires not only happy, successful students but also happy, informed parents and well coordinated subordinate tutors. Mentors must continually interact with parents to ensure that their expectations are understood and met. Mentors must also coordinate with subordinate tutors who may be needed to provide subject-specific expertise.
Mentors must also report back to the home office and coordinate their activities with General Academic’s managers and other tutors. Mentors are also expected to share their expertise with other Mentors and tutors as necessary.
Candidate Profile & Required Skills
General Academic seeks an inspirational, organized, and innovative individual to successfully manage the academic career of select students. Potential candidates should be demonstrably brilliant and possess past experience in tutoring and/or mentoring. They must have the capability and willingness to expand on their innate intelligence and previous endeavors.
A bachelor’s degree is required; however, candidates pursuing and/or holding advanced degrees are preferred. Proficiency in upper level math and science are required; capability in at least one foreign language is desirable. Candidates must have excellent written, oral, and computer skills.
Ingenuity and ownership are encouraged with every duty and role.
Schedule and Compensation
Mentors should fulfill the duties outlined above on a monthly, regular, recurring schedule. Precise meeting times and location should be jointly discussed and decided between the home office, Mentor, and client.
Mentors must be able to guarantee availability of at least ten hours a week through the end of at least one full academic semester.
Hourly compensation starts at $32 per hour. Mentors performing highly on semi-annual evaluations have the opportunity to earn bonuses and graduate to higher pay rates.
An ideal candidate for this role should be:
And have great skills in: