If you are interested in helping the University by being a maths and statistics coach, please see the information below.

At a glance

Role: Maths and statistic coach

Location: Ulster University, Student Support

Pay: £25 per hour

Purpose of role: To provide one to one coaching in maths or statistics for students for whom this is a compulsory element, but not the primary subject of their course.


Main duties

  1. To explain mathematical and statistical terms and one to one tuition. This could mean:
    • Tutoring basic mathematical techniques
    • Guiding students through maths based/related problems
    • Reinforcing terms and techniques so student can develop learnt skills and techniques independently.
  2. Develop an agreed learning plan which is appropriate to the students’ needs and demonstrates the development of techniques and strategies which will help to promote independent learning and progression.
  3. Provide within agreed timeframes, progress reports and associated documentation in consultation with the student and the Register of Support Providers.
  4. Ensure that electronic time-sheets are completed on a regular basis and by key dates as advised by the Register of Support Providers.
  5. Maintain confidential records, including an electronic record of all contact with students and take into consideration the safeguarding of these, whilst adhering to the requirements of Data Protection legislation in Northern Ireland.
  6. Comply with the University’s equal opportunities policy and promote equal opportunity in all aspects of the role.
  7. Comply with the University’s health and safety policies whilst on campus.
  8. Maintain up to date knowledge of relevant legislative developments and best practice within the post-16 education sector in relation to support for disabled students.
  9. Maintain professional competence, status and memberships of professional bodies.

Personal qualities

Educational and professional qualifications

Essential

Degree in Mathematics or
Degree in relevant academic subject (eg. physics, engineering or psychology)

Application and qualification documentation

Previous experience/ training

Essential

Substantial teaching or tutoring experience in mathematics or relevant subject area.

Experience in the provision of one to one tuition in mathematics or a relevant subject area.

Application and Interview

Desirable

Experience of supporting students in higher education experiencing difficulties with mathematical and statistical techniques and assisting with the development of learning strategies and appropriate study techniques.

Job-related achievements

Desirable

Awareness of the impact a diagnosis of a Specific Learning Difficulty such as Dyslexia or Dyspraxia may have on a student’s learning and application of mathematical techniques in the higher education environment.

Application and Interview

Inter-personal skills

Essential

Excellent written communication skills and ability to communicate with students on a one to one basis using exceptional interpersonal skills.

An understanding of the responsibilities associated with maintaining confidentiality and an awareness of the requirements under data protection legislation

Application and Interview

Application and Interview

Other factorsEssential

Flexibility over working hours

All successful candidates will be expected to complete an Access NI (Enhanced disclosure) check