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Job Req ID:  5099

CTY Online Programs Tutorial Assistant - Chinese

Classified Title: Tutorial Assistant Distance Education
Role/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CC
Starting Salary Range: $13.73-$18.87 per hour
Employee group: Casual
Schedule: Hours and Schedule will vary
Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt
Location: Telecommute 
Department name: DE Writing Humanities Social Science

Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers



The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced K-12 students around the world. We provide today’s brightest students with fun, challenging courses; a community of engaged learners; and a strong foundation for future success in college and their careers. Want to join our team? We’re looking for mission-driven problem-solvers who can thrive in CTY’s diverse, collaborative, fast-paced, and results-driven work environment. We value innovation, creativity, integrity, and a shared commitment to the bright young people we serve.


General nature or purpose of the job:


The tutorial assistant supports academically talented students enrolled in Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) online Chinese courses.


Primary duties and responsibilities:


•Assist students in improving their writing skills.

•Converse with students in Mandarin Chinese via Skype.

•Monitor student progress and assist students in accomplishing established learning objectives.

•Interact independently with students using distance education technologies, primarily Moodle, Adobe Connect, Skype and e-mail.

•Provide timely feedback to students and their parents on coursework and progress.

•Coordinate with the course instructor to conduct tutorial sessions.

•Report concerns with students, courseware, or systems to supervisor.

•Suggest improvements to course contents.

•Submit hours worked via established system according to schedule provided by CTY.


Other Duties:


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.





Minimum required education and related work experience:


High school diploma/GED required; Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university preferred. Experience working as a tutor or teaching assistant for at least one semester.


Required special skills and knowledge:


Native-like proficiency in Mandarin Chinese language.


Preferred special skills and knowledge:


  • Demonstrated ability to teach students to develop their written and conversational skills in Chinese.
  • Experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Extensive communication and organizational proficiencies along with excellent interpersonal skills.


Computer or other special needs for the position:


  • Must have a computer with broadband Internet access.
  • Familiarity with Online education technologies a plus, such as Moodle, Adobe Connect and Skype.


Physical requirements for the job:


  • Ability to access and transmit information using a computer.
  • Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery.
  • The incumbent will be required to communicate regularly via telephone, email, and Skype with internal and external audiences and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings.
  • Work hours vary and are flexible; including weekends and evenings as determined with supervisor.


Additional Information:


  • Applicants must be authorized to work and be based in the US.
  • All employees participating in or serving children in University programs must participate in mandatory Child Abuse Prevention online training on the appropriate conduct around children, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and reporting of known or suspected child abuse and neglect.
  • CTY Online Programs offer students in grades preK-12 challenging academic coursework throughout the year. For more information, please visit:





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The following additional provisions may apply, depending on at which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

  • During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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