2475 Preparatory Math Specialist-WP


TITLE Preparatory Math Specialist-WP




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Dean of Academic Affairs


The Preparatory Math Specialist-WP works closely with students across the curricula developing math skills and determines math placement for entering students. The Preparatory Math Specialist oversees the operation of the Math Center in the Grizzly Tutoring Lab, maintains a professional math learning environment, selects, trains, schedules, and supervises undergraduate math tutors, plans and implements training and professional development opportunities for student staff, seeks input from users of Math Center services and evaluates Math Center effectiveness, promotes and informs the campus community about math support available at the Center, and maintains effective communication with academic administrators and faculty about Math Center programs. The Preparatory Math Specialist-WP is designated an Academic Affiliate and teaches 3 credit hours per fall and spring semester in mathematics.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics is preferred.

Experience: At least one year of tutoring or teaching experience at the high school, junior college or college level is required.

Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Organizational and supervisory skills are preferred. Experience working in diverse environment and/or with students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.

Certification: If the Bachelor’s degree is not in Mathematics, a high school math teaching certificate is required.

Other: The position may require work in the evenings and weekends.


1. Provides tutorial assistance to students completing homework assignments and/or working with computer-assisted math tutorials by staffing the tutoring center during assigned periods, being knowledgeable of the various math tutorial programs and the scope and content of the math courses taught, supervising math tutors, and assisting with peer/tutor training.

2. Ensures availability to students by scheduling, announcing, and maintaining regular office hours.

3. Contributes to the effective organization and administration of courses taught by the Mathematics Department through service on various committees which develop the scope and content of each class session for specific courses, recommend and/or select textbooks, develop common final examinations, and prepare supplemental study guides and examination review sheets.

4. Supports efforts to develop math skill by administering math placement examinations to entering students, evaluating the examinations to result in course placement, working closely with the appropriate administrators, teaching four math courses annually, and conducting math workshops for students and faculty.

5. Provides students the opportunity to improve their math skills by overseeing the development and delivery of effective tutoring programs, increasing the awareness of the services of the Math Center in the Grizzly Tutoring Lab, evaluating the effectiveness of the Center’s efforts, and improving mathematical outcomes of the students served by the Center.

6. Assures effective math support for students by selecting, training, scheduling, and supervising student tutors, planning and implementing training and professional development opportunities for student tutors, reviewing and selecting tutoring materials, expanding the selection of math resources available online to students, maintaining equipment in good condition, and maintaining supplies for the Center.

7. Increases the reach of the Math Center by preparing informational materials about Center services for distribution on campus and communicating regularly with academic administrators and faculty about the Math Center’s services.

8. Assures the most effective use of Math Center resources by preparing, utilizing, and monitoring the Center’s budget.

9. Designs and coordinates training, supervision, and administrative activities of the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program.

10. Coordinates recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new SI tutors each semester.

11. Designs and maintains currency of SI tutor training materials and SI forms, conducts SI tutor training prior to each semester, continues training with biweekly meetings, develops and delivers workshops each semester, schedules regular tutor meetings, and holds individual sessions with student tutors.

12. Coordinates SI Supervisor training through weekly training meetings, making observations of SI sessions, and providing feedback to SI leaders on performance.

13. Coordinates facility scheduling for SI training and SI sessions.

14. Communicates with faculty concerning the implementation and effectiveness of SI in their courses.

15. Manages data collection for SI activities, including SI attendance and faculty and student evaluations of SI tutors and the SI program.

16. Develops and updates SI policies, goals, and objectives.

17. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

18. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, participating in professional organizations that promote developmental education and tutoring, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the supervisor.

19. Contributes to the overall success of the Math Center by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The Preparatory Math Specialist is supervised by the Dean of Academic Affairs and supervises part-time and student/peer math tutors and supplemental instruction tutors as assigned.