CollegeAmerica Services Inc. (CASI) is a privately held company that has been under the same ownership for nearly 20 years. CASI operates for-profit Colleges and owns Stevens-Henager Colleges in Utah and Idaho (including Independence University); CollegeAmerica in Colorado, Arizona, and Wyoming; and California College San Diego. CASI is accredited by a national accrediting commission recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. CASI is a degree-granting institution and offers degrees in Computer Science, Graphic Arts, Business/Accounting, Medical Specialties, Nursing, and Healthcare Administration.
A TUTOR is anyone who is of a similar status as the person being tutored. Because tutoring is usually considered less threatening and intimidating, there are many benefits for both the tutor and tutee in this relationship, such as establishing a rapport with the tutee in a way that an instructor cannot. Because the tutor is seen by the tutee as being more at his/her own level, advice given by the tutor may be accepted more readily than advice from the instructor/professor.
- Be positive and support students in helping the Instructor/professor in carrying out their lesson plans
- Familiarize yourself with different teaching techniques and learning styles, so that you may appropriately choose methods right for your student
- Familiarize yourself with your student's learning materials, and if necessary, work with the instructor
- Be prepared. Come with what you need: pens, pencils, paper, dictionary, thesaurus, grammar handbook, etc.
- Be familiar with the source texts they are reading
- Update the professors/instructors of assigned students on a regular basis to discuss the progress of these students and to request guidance on how to help them better
- Keep accurate records of all hours spent tutoring
- Keep accurate records of the student’s pre and post evaluations
- Keep accurate records of students you have tutored and who did not show up for their tutoring sessions
- Keep accurate records of students you have called and the discussions you have had with them in relation to their class work
- If you are privy to confidential information with regard to the person with whom you are tutoring, (i.e., organizational files, diagnostics, personal stories, etc.), you must treat it as privileged information and follow all codes and standards of ethics that apply
- Be respectful of the effort and trust these students are putting in you. It is never easy to show writing work to anyone; you need to be encouraging and generous in your praise. Then you can be constructive in your criticism
- Work at their level and with an agenda that serves their needs, not yours
- Offer your help; don't always wait for the student to come to you
- Make the student experience your priority. Give the individual student with whom you are working your full attention
- Stay in contact with your student and instructor/professor so you are always on the same page with regard to assignments, etc
- Communication skills: Interaction with online tutoring lacks face to face connectivity. An online tutor needs to have excellent communication skills to hold a meaningful and interesting conversation. His/her job is to guide the student in a friendly as well as assertive manner.
- Computer skills: The tutor must know how to operate and use a computer to handle application tools, to give quick responses, and to utilize whiteboards to steer through the long distance learning
We are People-Focused - We respect the intelligence and potential of each staff member. We provide a working environment that permits freedom to think, speak, disagree, innovate, create, and initiate. We value and admire ambitious, productive people; and we protect them, encourage them, and create a climate in which they flourish. We love, recognize, and reward producers and performers. In return, we require our employees to have a strong work ethic and be productive. We recruit broadly and select the highest caliber people available-ambitious, knowledgeable, and talented managers, instructors, admissions consultants, and administrators.
Sound Values and Virtues - The ethical conduct of our employees is of supreme importance. We hold the following as values and virtues: rationality, purpose, innovation, productiveness, profit, honesty, integrity, justice, and pride. These values are the core of our ethical code. To be ethical means to apply, to work by, and to live by these values and virtues.
CREDO - We are dedicated to helping our students graduate and get a much better job sooner. This is our mission. We pledge to provide the finest career education possible and to graduate satisfied students who have greater knowledge, skills and self-esteem in the shortest possible time. Our education is high value, clear, and interesting and achieves the highest level of learning and achievement for students. We want to deliver twice as much in half the time.
Equal Opportunity Employer - We are an equal opportunity employer. No employee, or applicant for employment, shall be discriminated against in any term or condition of employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or sexual orientation. We are constantly striving to make our colleges the best they can be. As an employee, you become part of that mission. We expect a commitment that you will be the best you can be.