Summer College Tutor - UK

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About the Company

Summer Boarding Courses
Summer Boarding Courses Ltd, in conjunction with leading UK boarding schools, operates high quality summer courses for international students.

Our international Summer Schools schools: Abberley Hall, SBC Oxford, Headington Oxford and SBC Bournemouth aim to provide every student with the highest standard of English language teaching and sports coaching alongside an unrivalled activity programme that will ensure the students and staff have a summer they will never forget. The emphasis on all aspects of our summer school is on learning and fun in an intimate and beautiful environment. In 2012 Summer Boarding Courses welcomed students from over 75 different countries.

About the job

United Kingdom
Bachelors Degree (Any)
10 July 2017
29 July 2017
Temporary Contract
£525 per week

Job Description

SBC College Tutors are an integral part of a successful summer, and it is often their ability to engage the students both in and out of the classroom in a friendly yet professional manner that ensures students are happy throughout their stay.  

All College Tutors report directly to the Academic Management onsite and will:

  • Become familiar with the SBC syllabus for their specific subjects, materials and resources during induction period
  • Teach lessons using the SBC syllabus and other appropriate materials
  • Set assignments, if outlined and prescribed in the SBC syllabus
  • Attend to the individual needs of the students to ensure that maximum benefit is gained from their particular course
  • Continuously assess students, mark assignments meaningfully and give relevant feedback
  • Maintain administrative systems by preparing and keeping class lists, records of work, class registers and preparing certificates and reports
  • Manage the classroom behaviour effectively and ensure all students participate
  • Attend meetings as requested by the summer school management
  • Attend CPD (Continued Professional Development) workshops
  • Be observed by the Academic Management

Hours of Work: All Tutors work a 12-session week, with a session being either a morning, afternoon or evening. These 12 sessions are made up of teaching one of the Morning Elective subjects (5), plus one of the Afternoon Seminars (2). They will also be involved in the excursions (2) and discussion groups revolving around the guest speakers or academic excursions (2), plus one other session which could be an evening social or graduation event (1).   

Outside of scheduled sessions tutors will have an awareness of their responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the students during meals, break times, and when in the accommodation areas. All Tutors will usually receive one full day off per week.  

Extra-Curricular Programme Duties:

  • Lead students on excursions following the pre-arranged itinerary
  • Assist with running guest speaker sessions and academic excursions   

General Duties:

All members of staff have a general duty to care for the students at the college and as such will be expected to carry out the following duties:
  • Assist with meal time, break time supervision and student sign-in where required
  • Support the College Mentors supervising students in the college accommodation
  • Wake up and lights out duties when on weekly house duty
  • Help ensure that the students do not breach the rules of the college
  • Assist at any time, whether on duty or not, with an emergency situation, or where a student is ill or injured   

College Tutor Requirements

The below qualifications are required from all our college tutors:  
General English Essential qualifications:
  • BA in languages or a related discipline
  • Trinity CertTESOL or CELTA certificate
  • Minimum of 3 years’ post TEFL/ CELTA experience
  • Experience teaching IELTS preparation, SAT Preparation and/or Academic Courses
Desirable Qualifications:
  • MA in languages or a related discipline Trinity DipTESOL or DELTA
  • Experience working in a residential summer school environment  
Subject Specific Courses Essential qualifications:
  • BA in relevant subject or related discipline 
  • Trinity certTESOL or CELTA certificate
  • Minimum of 3 years’ post TEFL/ CELTA experience Experience teaching relevant subject 

Desirable qualifications:
  • MA in relevant subject or related discipline 
  • Experience working in a residential summer school environment                     

Person Specification 

All members of staff employed by SBC will be expected to bring certain key qualities to the operation. There must be a real interest in working with children and in particular a strong empathy for working with international children. 
In general we look for staff to be: 

  • Approachable
  • Enthusiastic
  • Diplomatic
  • Flexible 

Tutors are required to teach and to perform pastoral and social duties according to the weekly rota. We also expect all members of staff to communicate effectively with our students at all times, using an appropriate level of language to suit the group. While Tutors may be more familiar with taking control of groups of students in a formal classroom setting, we do expect and require them to take control of the students in activities and excursions and to be authoritative when necessary. When leading a social event, it is crucial for Tutors to get the students organised and engaged in the activity as quickly and efficiently as possible.  
Safety and welfare of the students is of paramount importance at all times and this should therefore be the priority of all staff, with particular thought and attention paid to managing the children while off-site, often in busy public places. Tutors must be friendly and must demonstrate a genuine ability and interest in engaging with the children. They must be helpful, will undoubtedly be required to be flexible and will most certainly require a good sense of fun!  

Should you be successful... 
  • We will require the details of two recent and relevant referees who we will contact.
  • Any gaps in your CV will be enquired about, and must be explained satisfactorily.
  • You will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (previously called a Criminal Records Bureau check), or equivalent if living outside the UK, and you will be asked to sign the Children’s Act 1989 declaration safeguarding the welfare of children, and state that you have no known reason why you cannot work with children.
  • 2 types of official identification and certificates (either originals or certified copies) will be required for our records. 

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