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Pre-sessional Tutor, Language and Study Skills

International Pathway College
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
25,941 - 31,866 a year (pro rata) depending upon qualifications & experience (+ accommodation allowance & end of contract completion payment)
Interview Date
To be confirmed
Posted Date
Job Reference

Role Description


The International Pathway College (IPC) has some exciting teaching opportunities on its Pre-sessional Programmes in 2020. These programmes are targeted at the specific needs of the future faculty students aim to progress to. 


IPC seeks to appoint a number of English Language Teaching Tutors to deliver its growing Pre-sessional Programmes. Your responsibilities will include teaching approximately 20 hours per week, conducting academic tutorials, giving feedback to students, marking assessments to tight deadlines.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Relevant level 5 teaching qualification e.g. Cambridge ESOL CELTA, Trinity Cert TESOL or PGCE in English/modern languages with ELT/TESOL subsidiary   
  • 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

Pre-sessional programme dates

20-week Pre-sessional – Monday 27 April to Friday 18 September 2020

Tutor induction: Monday 20 April to Friday 24 April 2020

15-week Pre-sessional – Monday 8 June to Friday 18 September 2020

Tutor induction: Monday 1 June to Friday 5 June 2020

10-week Pre-sessional – Monday 13 July to Friday 18 September 2020

Tutor induction: Monday 6 July to Friday 10 July 2020

5-week Pre-sessional – Monday 17 August to Friday 18 September 2020

Tutor induction: Wednesday 12 August to Friday 14 August 2020


There will be an accommodation allowance of £1,200 (gross) per month for tutors whose permanent residence is more than 25 miles away from the University of York campus. Tutors who are delivering the 10-week and 5-week pre-sessionals may be able to book university accommodation at university rates.

Completion Payment

A completion payment of 10% of gross weekly earnings multiplied by the total number of weeks the contract runs for, is payable at the end of the contract, subject to tax and National Insurance deductions. This payment is subject to the successful completion of the contract in full.

Condition of appointment

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Consequently, all applicants will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions on their application form.

Appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional on a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Previous unsuccessful applicants need not reapply.

Interview date: This is a rolling recruitment. Interview dates to be confirmed.

For informal enquiries: please contact

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