Skip to content

Pre-Sessional Tutor

International Pathway College
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
24,983 - 30,688 a year
Apply by

Role Description


International Pathway College

Pre-Sessional Tutor

Ref: 6360 

Salary: £24,983 - £30,688 a year

Full time posts are available on various fixed term contracts.

Closing Date: 28 February 2018


Role Overview:

The University of York International Pathway College (IPC) seeks to appoint a number of English Language Tutors to join our core team at this exciting stage of the College’s development. Your responsibilities will include teaching approximately 20 hours per week, conducting tutorials, administering and marking high-stakes assessments and providing feedback to students.

Pre-Sessional Programmes:

10-Week Pre-Sessional Programme – 2nd July to 14th September 2018

8-Week Pre-Sessional Programme – 9th July to 7th September 2018

4-Week Pre-Sessional Programme – 15th August to 14th September 2018

Teaching Facilities:

The International Pathway College has recently moved into the newly built Piazza building on the University campus. This impressive building houses a range of seminar rooms with interactive digital screens, a restaurant, coffee bar, and unique study spaces. It is also where Student Support are located; this team offer fantastic support to students and regularly liaise with teaching staff to ensure students enjoy their time with us.

Tutor Induction:

There will be a paid induction for tutors at the start of the programme, which is included in the programme dates below, this will be one week for both the 10 and 8-week courses, and 3 days for the 4-week course.


Free accommodation is available for all Pre-Sessional tutors.

Additional Information:

The York Sports Village is located a short walk from the Piazza building, and great short-term membership deals are available for Pre-Sessional tutors.

Pool bikes are available to use whilst you are working at the University.

Key Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Relevant Teaching Diploma e.g. Cambridge ESOL DELTA, Trinity Dip TESOL or a PGCE with post 16 ELT specialism
  • Knowledge of ELT within the context of English for Academic Purposes and Higher Education
  • Confidence in using technology enhanced learning
  • Awareness of assessment techniques for writing and speaking skills, and providing effective feedback
  • Ability to deliver teaching sessions, and contribute to team-taught course units
  • Ability to mark written work, presentations, projects, and examinations with reference to language and study skills, and provide appropriate feedback to students
  • Able to supervise student work, provide advice on study skills, and assist with learning problems
  • Capable to take on specific administrative activities, paying due regard to detail and timekeeping
  • Experience in a relevant area of English Language Teaching including some experience of English for Academic Purposes
  • Experience in teaching international students from different cultural and language backgrounds, and familiarity with associated challenges and opportunities

Application Process:

Please submit an application form along with your CV and a covering letter which should be no more than one side of A4 which explains how you meet the application criteria.

To apply on-line, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Further Information:

Informal enquiries should be made to or HR,

The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity



Forgot password | Register

Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.