Employment Opportunities

Math Content Specialist Tutor
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The Hampton University Department of Education invites nominations and applications for Math Content Specialist Tutor. The anticipated start date is September 16, 2019.

Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton.  It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution.  The Department of Education offers an array of teacher education programs, including an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an option leading to endorsement in Elementary Education at the PreK-6 level; Master in Teaching (M.T.) degrees with Secondary Education endorsements at the 6-12 level in Biology, English, Mathematics, and PK-12 endorsement in Music; Master of Arts in Educational Leadership; and the Ph.D. in Educational Management.  The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership offers PK-12 and higher education concentrations, and the Ph.D. in Educational Management offers PK-12 education, higher education, STEM leadership, and special education administration concentrations.  

Duties and Responsibilities

The Math Specialist offers individualized tutoring for students needing assistance with the Praxis Core Math Academic Skills Test, the Praxis II Math Content Knowledge Exam, and/or the Quantitative Reasoning Section of the GRE General Test. This part-time position will require morning and evening hours and has no sick/annual leave. The post begins September 1st and ends May 30th and this position reports to the Director of Education Advising and Assessment Center (EAAC).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administer Diagnostic assessments to assess students’ strengths and weaknesses and reviews the results with the students.

  • Content and process differentiation instruction for quantitative reasoning questions involving geometric, algebraic, statistical, and chance elements; and for conceptual and procedural knowledge questions involving functions, calculus, geometry, number and quantity, discrete mathematics, probability and statistics.

  • Prepare targeted study plans to remedy mathematical misconceptions; strengthen ability to problem solve with multiple representations; and to make mathematical connections, models, and to reason mathematically.

  • Provide Polya’s math test taking strategies (e.g., modeling with diagrams, making conjectures, and selecting and applying appropriate formulas) for improved test performance.

  • Concentrate on three keys to success: understanding exams, preparing for the exams, and developing critical thinking skills and conceptual knowledge.

  • Advise students on matters related to test preparedness and requirements for endorsements in teacher education.  

  • Direct students to  appropriate Departmental Contacts and Resources

  • Assist with Departmental Functions such as American Education Week.

  • Other duties as directed.


Bachelor’s degree in math or related discipline and three years or more of teaching experience.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and completed Hampton University Application for Faculty Employment to the Education Department at  Education@hamptonu.edu.

*No phone calls

**Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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