Working Title: Reading Lab Director
Department: Learning Support
To provide a learning lab atmosphere that is conducive for student success and retention.
Nature of Work:
Instructional and administrative. Tutors students, refers them to certain sets of assignments and evaluates their work. Communicates with instructors to coordinate students’ work in lab with work in class. Conducts special workshops or tutorials as needed. Creates lessons and other study materials. Trains and supervises assistant directors and student helpers. Coordinates day and night lab activities. Selects and maintains materials and equipment and keeps an inventory list. Maintains records and files reports. Keeps lab neat and creates an atmosphere conducive to learning. Coordinates efforts with the Regents' Director to improve Regents' results. Teaches classes as needed.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Prepares two folders and lab card for each reading student at beginning of each semester.
- Instructs each reading student as to teacher-made assignments; tutors, supervises and evaluates all work done by the student.
- Reports weekly to reading instructors the number of hours each student has worked in the lab.
- Constructs practice tests for the COMPASS.
- Analyzes score sheets of students taking Mock Regents’ reading test, makes individual reading assignments and files analysis for future use.
- Maintains an adequate inventory of instructional materials and insures that equipment is in good working order.
- Maintains statistical information on students attending the lab in preparation for the Regents’ Test and reports success rates.
- Trains and supervises the assistants and the student workers. Maintains close contact with night assistant. Signs to verify accuracy of time sheets of assistants and student workers.
- Prepares and presents other demonstrations as needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Uses search engines on the internet and other available computer related materials to instruct students.
- Assists students with any reading needs/ assignments relating to college disciplines.
Required/Desired Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
- Ability to tutor students in reading skills.
- Ability to counsel and motivate students.
- Ability to organize and prepare teaching materials, tests and worksheets.
- Ability to supervise and train student assistants.
- Ability to keep accurate records.
- Ability to coordinate computer programs with students’ needs.
Required Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree with reading emphasis. Master’s degree preferred. Two years’ experience in tutoring or teaching reading required. Computer experience required. Experience with adult learners preferred.
The Reading Lab Director for the Learning Support Reading Lab reports to the Dean of Learning Support.
Contacts: Robbin Burriss
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