Peer Assisted Learning Support (PALS) Team
Reporting to the Manager, Libraries and Learning Commons and under the day to day functional direction of the Learning Commons Coordinator, you will support NSCC in the development and delivery of peer-to-peer group study sessions, subject or course specific tutoring, workshops or webinars, and other peer-based learning supports with the aim of enhancing academic success and overall college preparedness.
The Peer Assisted Learning Supports team will support peer-based learning activities, which can include:
- delivery and support of group study and test preparation sessions.
- facilitation of drop-in subject matter review sessions.
- subject-specific, small group or one-to-one tutoring.
- assisting Student Affairs in the organization and delivery of webinars on time management, study skills, test preparation, etc.
- Writing centre support.
- Supports to English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners.
- participation in other learning activities as assigned.
- Conduct small group, drop in and one-on-one tutoring sessions with students in identified academic area(s).
- Assist students in developing and strengthening effective study skills, time management and learning strategies.
- Facilitate test and exam study drop-ins sessions as needed.
- Participate in scheduled PALS training in learning strategies, presentation and public speaking, and working one-on-one with students.
- Promote available NSCC academic and learning resources and support students in their usage.
- Make referrals to appropriate Student Affairs team members or resources as appropriate.
- Currently enrolled in a post-secondary Learning Program at NSCC, either full or part-time.
- Positive, enthusiastic, team player.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Experience using computer applications such as Microsoft Office 365 (especially Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams), video conferencing, instant messaging and enterprise level information systems.
- Experience or an interest in learning and tutoring. This might be demonstrated by working with students in tutoring or any other related leadership roles.
- Good judgment, including analytical and problem-solving abilities.
- Initiative, and ability to work with limited supervision.
- Flexibility in performance of duties and ability to adjust schedule with limited notice.
- Demonstrated professionalism, diplomacy and confidentiality.
- High priority areas include: academic proficiency in math, chemistry, physics, biology, accounting (in particular SAGE 50), Office 365 software, Brightspace, practical nursing and continuing care, computer programming and/or coding.
- Applications will be accepted for all NSCC program areas.
Hours of Work
2-8 hours per week, depending on demand. You must be available to participate in online and self-directed training sessions, as well as work evenings and occasional weekends.
Conditions of Employment
This position is required to work remotely, on campus, or a combination of both.
Personal computer with Internet access; audio/microphone capability is required.
$17/hour (new PALS tutor)
$19/hour (returning PALS tutor)
How to Apply
Applications for NSCC Peer Assisted Learning Program 2023-2024. Resume is required when applying online. If you’re invited to an interview, an NSCC representative will email you. All interviews are online and applicants will need access to the Internet, a computer and audio/microphone capabilities.
Deadline for Applications
We are now recruiting for September, 2023.
Funding for the PALS program has not been confirmed for 2023-2024. Operation of the PALS program in 2023-2024 is contingent on funding approvals.