Sessional Tutor (Pre-Sessional English and Academic Skills)

Hourly rate/s:  £32.92

Do you have the ability to bring your subject to life? Would you enjoy helping international students to build confidence and become independent learners? 

We are looking for passionate teachers to join our EAP and Study Skills Team for spring and summer 2023. The roles will involve delivering a range of modules aimed at helping students improve their language and study skills to prepare for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The role will be of particular interest to candidates who have significant teaching experience, experience working with international students, facilitating student-centred learning and a demonstrable desire to see students achieve their goals. We will have multiple intakes, and are looking to fill positions on 20, 15, 10, 5 and 4-week programmes. These courses with typically end on 8th September 2023. Teaching will be delivered in-person on the University of Essex campus in Colchester and also Southend, so it is important for candidates to be located in the local areas.

The University of Essex International College has been set up in partnership with the University of Essex to provide new routes for international students wishing to study degrees at the University. The University of Essex is one of the most international universities in Britain and is also known for its bold approach to teaching, research and innovation. Located in the historic Constable Building on the University’s Colchester campus, the college delivers undergraduate Foundation, International Year One, Pre-Master’s and Pre-Sessional English programmes and a range of other support and extracurricular services.

At the heart of our educational approach is a belief in supporting students to become independent, motivated learners who will thrive in higher education. We’re particularly interested in attracting committed teaching professionals who are passionate about their subject, open to incorporating technology into their teaching delivery and interested in finding new ways of bringing a curriculum to life. 

For a full job and person description, please click here 

We will be accepting rolling applications until 30th June 2023, and interviews will take place periodically until the end of July 2023.

Please apply with CV and cover letter.

If you would like to speak to us informally before applying to find out more about the role, please contact

We are looking for tutors to be able to start teaching in the weeks commencing:

17th April 2023

22nd May 2023

26th June 2023

31 July 2023

14th August 2023

Inductions will take place the week prior to the above dates.

At Kaplan International, we are committed to working in a diverse organisation and strive to provide equality of opportunity for all. We encourage and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or identity, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. If as a disabled applicant (as defined under the Equality Act 2010) you would like to request that your application is considered under our Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) please let us know using this form

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. 

About Kaplan International Pathways 

Kaplan International Pathways, a division of Kaplan Inc., offers international students a wide range of flexible study options - from University preparation programmes in the UK, Australia, USA and Japan through to full degree programmes in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. Through our academic partnerships with leading universities, our expertise in student recruitment, our exceptional teaching and a real focus on customer service and pastoral care, each year we are proud to welcome thousands of students from more than 100 countries through the doors of our colleges. 


In the UK, we operate 9 campus-based colleges in partnership with Bournemouth University, University of Glasgow, University of Liverpool, Nottingham Trent University, University of Nottingham, University of Brighton, University of Essex, University of York and University of West of England, Bristol and an off-campus college in London offering pathways to 7 leading well-ranked UK universities. 

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