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Also called: Academic Guidance Specialist, Educational Advisor, Learning Services Coordinator, Tutorial Laboratory Supervisor (Tutorial Lab Supervisor)

What they do:
Provide non-classroom, academic instruction to students on an individual or small-group basis for proactive or remedial purposes.
On the job, you would:
  • Provide feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage, motivate, or build confidence in students.
  • Teach students study skills, note-taking skills, and test-taking strategies.
  • Review class material with students by discussing text, working solutions to problems, or reviewing worksheets or other assignments.


Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
  • customer service
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • come up with lots of ideas


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Redrock Software TutorTrac
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Email software


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
some college
usually needed

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