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Pre-sessional Tutors

InstitutionManchester Met
Job TypeFixed-term
LocationAll Saints Campus, Manchester, M15 6LL

Job Details

The Pre-Sessional Programme is run by the University’s Language Centre situated within the Department of Languages, Information and Communication. We are looking for tutors to join our team for our 10 and 5-week programmes.
Job Details: Tutors will be required to work a 35-hour week teaching approximately 15 hours per week at our city-centre All Saints campus. Classes cover English for Academic Purposes, critical thinking and academic skills development. Tutors will be expected to give regular spoken and written feedback to students on their progress, conduct and mark assessments, and support students with their Research Project.
Tutors will attend regular meetings, as well as participating in moderation, observations and staff development sessions. Both programmes will include a 4-day tutor induction.
10-week programme
Tutor induction: 20th – 25th June
Course dates: 26th June – 6th September
Assessment period: 9th – 13th September

5-week programme
Tutor induction: 25th – 30th July
Course dates: 31st July – 6th September
Assessment period: 9th – 13th September

Essential Requirements: DELTA (or equivalent) or CELTA plus a Masters in TESOL or related area; relevant teaching experience; native or near-native command of spoken and written English.
Desirable: experience of teaching EAP at a British Higher Education Institution; experience of teaching on a Pre-Sessional Programme; knowledge of technology in EAP teaching.
Key tasks:
• To challenge ideas, foster debate and encourage students to develop skills in critical discourse and rational thinking as part of a Pre-sessional English Course.
• To administer assessments measuring student performance and ensuring that learning outcomes have been met; set students’ work, assess and make sound judgements about progress, providing feedback that is honest, detailed and constructive.
• To respond appropriately to day-to-day operational problems and solve issues raised by students, referring matters on where necessary.
• To act as a personal tutor to a group of students on the course.
• The postholder will be required to engage with a cover rota to Pre-sessional Course lessons during normal working hours, which may sometimes involve short notice.

Job Salary & Benefits

10-week course: £7715.89 (gross), inclusive of holiday pay at 12%.
5-week course: £4553.64 (gross), inclusive of holiday pay at 12%.
This equates to £632.45 per week, based on a 35-hour working week.

Further Information

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter detailing your suitability for the post to Please quote ‘PS 10-week’ or ‘PS 5-week’ depending on your preference in the subject line. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis until all posts are filled.
We also have some opportunities for work on our forthcoming Pre-sessional Course running from April to June. If you would be interested in additional teaching during this period, please mention this in your application.

Closing Date21/06/2019
Interview Date29/04/2019
Start Date08/03/2019

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