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Job Req ID:  35096

CTY Online Programs Tutorial Assistant - Writing


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 are 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 Summary/Purpose:

The Writing Tutorial Assistant will primarily be responsible for assisting in multiple online classrooms with guiding and monitoring active student discussion, recording and reporting student course progress, and reviewing quality of posts.


Work hours vary and are required year-round; hours may include weekends and evenings as determined by supervisor.


Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Note: This position is not benefits eligible.

Multiple Positions Available


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. 



  • Responsible for engaging with students of various ages and experience levels in multiple online classroom discussion forums throughout the week to assist with the development of fruitful, relevant conversation; monitoring and keeping detailed notes of student engagement and activity for multiple groups of students across multiple courses; communicating frequently and promptly with course instructors to share observations and notes regarding student engagement and both student and parent activity; assessing the quality of student coursework by measuring requirements met and requesting revision of work if necessary.
  • Stay up to date with measurement of various student course activity and progress
  • Assist in the record keeping of student course activity, progress, and correspondence
  • Measure quality of student work with assignment requirements and relevant writing style
  • Review appropriateness and originality of submitted coursework
  • Correspond with instructor—and, if necessary, students and parent(s)/guardian(s)—about poor or incomplete work
  • Communicate professionally with instructor about pertinent document keeping, including observations and findings related to student activity and engagement in course
  • Assist instructor in the proofreading of course documents if necessary
  • Compile and share observations with instructor of student engagement with specific course areas and assignments

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • Experience working as a tutor or teaching assistant for at least one semester is required.
  • Must have strong familiarity with both college-level English composition and creative writing in addition to MLA style.


Preferred Requirements:

  • Completion of three or more years on English or English-related coursework (i.e. Education w/ a concentration in English) at an accredited college/university is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in English or English-related field from an accredited college/university is highly preferred.
  • Experience teaching and/or supervising at least two of lower, middle, or high school grade levels is desirable.


Required Special Skills and Knowledge:

  • Familiarity with multiple writing genres and styles, including creative, persuasive, analytical, peer review, and discussion forum posts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including positive, proactive, and professional written and verbal communication skills using various technologies.
  • Familiarity with online course management systems - Moodle environment is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be detail oriented.


Computer or other special needs for this position:

  • Must have a computer with broadband Internet access; familiarity with online education technologies a plus, such as Moodle and Zoom; ability to access classrooms evenings and weekends.


Physical Requirements for the Job:

  • Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad, and other office machinery
  • The incumbent will be required to communicate regularly via email and occasionally telephone with internal and external customers and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings


Additional Information:

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the US, and must either live in the US or another area in which JHU has a business entity.
  • The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
  • 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.
  • CTYOnline offers students in grades preK-12 challenging academic coursework throughout the year. For more information, please visit: cty.jhu.edu/ctyonline .


Classified Title: Tutorial Assistant Distance Education 
Working Title: CTY Online Programs Tutorial Assistant - Writing  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: 14.14 - $16.79 per hour
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Hours vary 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: Telecommute
Department name: 10000114-DE Writing Humanities Social Science 
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on 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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