Writing Tutor

first_imgAbility to communicate effectively, both orally and inwriting;Ability to understand and respond to oral and writteninstructions and ideas;Ability to interpret, apply and communicate disciplineconcepts;Effective time management and organizational skills;Ability to work harmoniously and cooperatively with colleagues,faculty, staff and students;Ability to meet deadlines;Knowledge of tutoring concepts and their applications;Ability to select and implement tutoring strategies, methods,and procedures based on student needs;Ability to observe and accurately assess and respond to studentneeds;Must have proficient computer skills, including MS Officesuite, ZOOM meetings, advanced information technology skills, andknowledge of instructional technology.Required QualificationsMinimum Education and Training Requirements: Description/Job SummaryOverview:The purpose of tutoring is to increase and enhance the student’smastery of concepts or applications of a specific course of study.An Instructional Tutor assists in providing individual and smallgroup tutoring services to BCCC students. Instructional Tutorsprovide students with pre-tutoring assessments to identify thestudent’s weakness and design an individualized learningplan.Writing tutors help students with the writing process and not withediting papers. Using guiding questions, writing tutors elicitcritical thinking in students, aiding the students understanding ofhis/her writing.Responsibilities/DutiesEssential Functions: Experience in tutoring and/or teaching at the collegelevel;Equivalent combinations of experience and education may alsoreceive consideration;Minimum GPA of 3.0;Instructor recommendation;Peer tutors must be enrolled in at least sixcredits;center_img Provide individual and small group tutoring to BCCC students incontent areas;Assist with assessing the academic needs of the students anddeveloping plans for remediation;Provide guidance on effective learning strategies to maximizethe student’s potential for academic progress and assist them inbecoming successful, independent learners;Communicate student progress to faculty and to the TutoringManager;Maintain documentation on student remediation plan, process andsuccess;Develop resources and practice materials for use in tutoringsessions;Keep regular and accurate records of tutoring sessions usingdesignated software and/or relevant forms;Provide evaluations and other reports as requested by the CAADirector;Attend tutor training and required meetings;Complete and return reports of tutoring sessions in an accurateand timely manner;Report any problems or concerns to the CAA Directorimmediately;Follow all BCCC policies; establish credibility with thestudent and staff; and behave in accordance with the College’svalues and expectations;Perform related duties as requiredRequired SkillsRequired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:last_img read more

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Hoops America: Fallen on tough times out west

first_imgBoy, the Pac-10 is going through a transitional stage.Pete Carroll is gone. Arizona’s 24-year NCAA tournament run in men’s basketball will most likely come to an end this year. Oregon’s uniforms are actually somewhat consistent.Home to the dominant UCLA basketball program, which has one of the most impressive r?sum?s of any collegiate program in history, the Pac-10 is used to being in the national spotlight and competing at the highest level.UCLA has 11 men’s college basketball national championships, an unprecedented 18 Final Four appearances, three conference titles and consecutive Final Four teams from 2005-2008.The Bruins’ penchant for winning is well-known among even casual college basketball fans, yet somehow the mighty Bruins have only managed seven wins in the first two and a half months of the 2009-2010 season.UCLA’s irrelevance in men’s basketball this year headlines a very disappointing season for the Pac-10 Conference as a whole.After a less than stellar end to the football season, the outlook for basketball looks even bleaker.The Pac-10, whose motto is ironically, “Conference of Champions,” has been a disaster this year and has quickly become the nation’s punching bag for basketball ineptness.UCLA is not alone in greatly falling short of preseason expectations for the Pac-10 this season. This is a power conference that theoretically could send zero, that’s right zero, teams to the NCAA Tournament this year.One of the contenders is somehow the talent-stricken USC Trojans, where rookie head coach Kevin O’Neill lost several prized recruits last year to Arizona after accepting the head job in Los Angeles.The collection of walk-ons and three-time transfers are nice little success stories, but the Trojans self-imposed sanctions announced last week include a postseason ban this season.If USC pulls out the conference crown, and the monumental disappointment that has been the other nine Pac-10 basketball teams this year continues, we could see the prestigious conference send no teams to the tournament this year.Not only is that painfully bad, but also that’s unheard of.Can you imagine the Ivy-League or the Southwestern Conference having more NCAA Tournament teams that the Pac-10? Yes, that’s the same Ivy-League and Southwestern Conference currently led by Cornell and 6-10 Prairie View A&M, respectively.Every conference is assured one bid so all the North Dakotas and Bucknells of the world can share the same excitement the rest of us do regarding the NCAA Tournament come March.This is why I have become a Trojan basketball fan.I want to see the Trojans win the Pac-10 and leave the west coast to be represented by the West Coast Conference and the Mountain West. Plus, the Trojans really need something to go right for them after the fiasco of a month they have had.The Pac-10 really is that bad this year and no amount of tradition and past glory can save them.Preseason expectations weren’t as high as in previous seasons; the league actually did only start with two teams in the preseason rankings, California at No. 13 and Washington at No. 14.However, I don’t think anyone thought the league would be this bad.Early season losses for Cal and Washington have left the Pac-10 with no ranked teams and not even one vote in the AP Top 25 Poll.Wow.Sixteen conferences accomplished what the Pac-10 couldn’t last week — a frightening statistic for Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott to accept.Sure the league is competitive this year — every team has at least two conference victories and no one has more than four. But competitiveness in this case is not a good thing. In fact, it’s a terrible thing.Even projected last place finisher Stanford is currently only two and a half games out of first place.Teams have had breakout wins, such as Oregon’s win at Washington or UCLA’s miracle overtime victory in Berkeley last week. But then Oregon loses to Oregon State at home and UCLA is no longer allowed to be taken seriously this year after losing earlier in the season to Cal State Fullerton and Portland by 27 points.The race is wide open and with the conference beating up on one another, the title could be won with ten victories or less.At that rate, the Pac-10 will send the conference tournament champion to the Big Dance by way of automatic bid and that team well may be alone in representing the “Conference of Champions.”What if that conference champion loses in the first round? What if the Pac-10 fails to accumulate a postseason victory?Are we allowed to remove their automatic bid to the NCAA tournament?Certainly, the answer is no, but if the Pac-10 continues to disappoint this greatly, they may lose their status as an elite athletic conference.The Mountain West may become the premier conference on the west coast, with all kinds of recent football success, and since it consistently sends two to three schools to the tournament every year.Having grown up in California, I find the Pac-10’s basketball success this season, or lack thereof, a complete and total embarrassment.It is hard to believe one of the “Big Six” conferences can collectively be this bad at any sport. Even the SEC in basketball and the Big East in football have had some marginal success.What I can’t wait to see is how intense the Pac-10 Tournament will be in March when the conference’s only guaranteed tournament bid rides on a few games.Sam is a sophomore hoping to major in journalism.Quickly losing respect for the Pac-10 as well?Email him at [email protected]last_img read more

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Oskar Sewerin serves new role for Syracuse in postseason play

first_img Published on November 10, 2015 at 9:09 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Oskar Sewerin paced, matting down the grass so he didn’t slip. He lined up a few yards off the ball and waited for the referee to let him approach it for a penalty kick.The junior defender was the third player to take a penalty kick for Syracuse against North Carolina. He had played just one game — a 5-0 stomping of Pittsburgh on Sept. 25 — prior to the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinal before being plucked from the roster to take the pivotal kick.“I’ll be honest, I was pretty relaxed… The only thing I can do is tell the guys I’m proud of them, I love them, get out there, good luck and enjoy it,” McIntyre said. “Now, if I turn around and say, ‘You must score this goal,’ that probably undermines what we’re trying to do.”Syracuse started practicing penalty kicks after the Orange’s 2-1 loss to Boston College to close out the regular season. All non-playoff games end with two periods of 10-minute overtime play and go directly to a tie if neither team scores. Each playoff game must have a victor, so penalty kicks ensue if neither team scores in overtime.Despite Sewerin’s lack of minutes, he played a key role in the most important game Syracuse has played. The showdown with UNC avenged an earlier 2-1 loss to the Tar Heels in which SU gave up a 1-0 lead in the last 17 minutes. The win guaranteed No. 13 SU (11-5-3, 3-4-1 ACC) a a date with No. 2 Clemson (15-1-2, 6-1-1) in the ACC semifinal. Whoever prevails will play the winner of No. 1 Wake Forest and No. 19 Virginia in the conference championship.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“ACC rules are you have to take someone over 6-foot-3 to take a penalty,” McIntyre joked about the stalky Sewerin. “… He’s one of the first guys on our penalty-kick list.”In the regular season, because there are no penalty kicks, SU didn’t practice them. In nearly every practice since playing BC, the Orange has taken some penalty kicks, Alseth said.Sewerin had an inkling that he would be taking penalty kicks if a game ever came down to them. In practice, he took more than some other players, and he was netting his shots.At the end of the first overtime, coaches told him to warm up for penalties. Sewerin said as much as he tried to get warmed up, he was also caught up in trying to watch the game.“I didn’t know that I was going to take the third one,” Sewerin said. “I was maybe expecting to take one a little further down the road.”McIntyre said he structures his penalty-kick lineups with stronger penalty-kick takers first during shootouts and asks players who wants to take penalty kicks instead of forcing certain players to take them. Julian Buescher, who leads Syracuse in goals, assists and points, rang his first shot off the post. Oyvind Alseth made his kick, but so did both of UNC’s first two shooters.When Sewerin stepped up to take the kick, his goal was to just read the goalie. Sewerin said that Syracuse didn’t watch any tape of Tar Heels goalkeeper James Pyle in previous penalty-kick situations and that SU typically only scouts other teams’ penalty-kick takers for goalie Hendrik Hilpert.As Sewerin wound up, the goalie dove in the same direction he was going to shoot it. Fortunately for Sewerin, the ball was low enough that Pyle couldn’t get his body to the shot.“He didn’t seem nervous at all, he seemed very confident,” Alseth said. “Got a little bit lucky, though, with the goalie, but that doesn’t matter as long as the penalty goes in.”Sewerin said he’s taken penalties before and never in such a big moment, but it took until he had stepped back from the moment to consider the brevity of the penalty kick.When it came down to crunch time, when Syracuse’s season could’ve ended, even if only temporarily, McIntyre brought in one of his players that’s seen the least action.“When you’re not playing that much,” Sewerin said, “you want to try to contribute as much as you can.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Apples Biggest Sale Has Been Initiated by BH – Here Are the

first_img Share Tweet Submit B&H has kicked off a mega Apple sale where the online retailer has discounted a ton of Apple-branded goods ranging from iMac, iMac Pro models, MacBook, MacBook Pro variants and more. We have selected our pick from the batch of several products so check them out below and let us know what you think.iMac & iMac Pro DealsApple 21.5″ iMac with Retina 4K Display (Mid 2017): $1,099 with $200 savings (Core i5 dual-core, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, AMD Radeon Pro 555 Graphics Card)Apple 21.5″ iMac (Mid 2017): $949 with $150 savings (Core i5 dual-core, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Intel Integrated Iris Plus Graphics 640)Apple 27″ iMac Pro with Retina 5K Display (Late 2017): $4,499 with $500 savings (Intel Xeon 8-core CPU, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56)Apple 27″ iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2017): $1,549 with $250 savings (Core i5 dual-core, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive, AMD Radeon Pro 570)You can check out more iMac and iMac Pro deals here.MacBook DealsApple 12″ MacBook (Mid 2017, Rose Gold): $1,149 with $150 savings (Core m3 dual-core, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, Intel Integrated Iris Plus Graphics 615)Apple 12″ MacBook (Mid 2017, Space Gray): $1,699 with $200 savings (Core m3 dual-core, 8GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Intel Integrated Iris Plus Graphics 615)Apple 12″ MacBook (Mid 2017, Gold): $1,099 with $200 savings (Core m3 dual-core, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, Intel Integrated Iris Plus Graphics 615)You can check out more MacBook deals here.MacBook Pro DealsApple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016, Space Gray): $2,199 with $700 savings (Core i7 quad-core, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, AMD Radeon Pro 460)Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016, Space Gray): $2,099 with $800 savings (Core i7 quad-core, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, AMD Radeon Pro 450)Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2017, Space Gray): $1,799 with $200 savings (Core i5 dual-core, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, Intel Integrated Iris Plus Graphics 650)Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro (Mid 2017, Space Gray): $1,299 with $200 savings (Core i5 dual-core, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, Intel Integrated Iris Plus Graphics 640)You can check out more MacBook Pro deals here.If you want to check out more Apple products and deals, be sure to visit B&H whenever you can.last_img read more

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