Pearson IS Lecturer (Maternity leave replacement) in Durban North, South Africa

IS Lecturer (Maternity leave replacement)


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Working in the IS(MLM) learning environment, the instructor will be responsible for a group of students assigned to the incumbent. The successful candidate will work daily with each student on a one-on-one basis, mentoring them throughout the year primarily in our computer lab. The candidate will coach academic progress and time management to each student and will be responsible for building and sustaining relationships with the students.

The instructor will be their students’ 1st go to person with all things academic and the candidate therefore needs to ensure optimum growth in their students’ academic path. Ensuring student experience is optimised in line with Pearson quality standards values and efficacy goals. Ensure that the student is at the heart of everything we are responsible for in our function of academics.

Key Responsibilities

  • Mentor duties: Each tutor is assigned a number of students. The tutor needs to use strong disciplines & approaches to academically mentor / coach each student on an individual basis throughout the year.

  • Academic Responsibility: The tutor is responsible for all academic aspects of his/her students

  • Progress Management: Mentoring students with progress management on a daily basis is an important responsibility in this role

  • Planning & forecasting to ensure that students meet targets set

  • Marking: Projects, exercises, pre-exam tests & exams on a daily basis

  • Weekly meetings: Official weekly meetings held and documented with each student

  • Upskilling: New skills need to be upskilled constantly. Stringent upskilling targets to be discussed with manager on a monthly basis

  • Workshops: Weekly academic workshops to be held where possible to assist students with learning

  • Feedback: prompt and detailed feedback for each project, exercise, pre-exam tests & exam to be given to the student

  • Sponsor communication: Each sponsor needs to be contacted at least once each month with an updated progress report for his/her student

  • Student administration: student files needs to be kept and maintained on a regular basis

  • Perform ad hoc tasks assigned by manager related to the learning environment

  • Ensure high exam pass rate is upheld

  • Interact daily with students on a one-on-one basis

  • Instil passion and awaken students’ to their academic responsibilities

  • Produce responsible, qualified and educated students

Core competencies

  • Working knowledge pertaining to Information Systems

  • Utilizes effective tools, technology, media & digital enablement to communicate with students on an individual basis

  • Organising & Planning

  • Analytical ability (accuracy and detail orientation)

  • Strong time management skills & problem solving ability

  • Strong progress management skills

  • Drive emotional thinking and excitement with students.

  • Promote the Pearson brand with poise and be a brand ambassador in every interaction.

  • Has the knowledge & skills required to actively plan & engage with students on a daily basis

  • Ability to influence students to make a decision, motivate and engage students.

  • Making the learner the centre of everything we do.

  • The ability to help, guide, mentor and coach students throughout their studies.

  • Ability to converse, guide and mentor sponsors.

  • Demonstrates patience and effective problem solving and communication to sponsors.

  • Demonstrates the desire to nurture student relationships all the way to graduation.

  • Demonstrates patience and excellent customer services skills.

  • Quality orientation including attention to detail and deadline-awareness

  • Be able to nurture individual student personality traits and needs

  • Less than 1 years tutoring experience

  • Recent graduate from BSC Com Science or MLM

  • Student focus: Demonstrates proven ability to be timely, compelling, clear and concise in all communications. Puts the student at the heart of all communications & interactions.

  • Style: Demonstrates a professional approach to mentoring students & sponsors

  • Demonstrates sound knowledge & understanding of the key fundamentals of the IS industry and is seen as a leader in this area

Pearson is committed to the principles of employment equity and in accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act and subsequent amendments thereto.



BSc IT or related degree advantageous

Primary Location: ZA-ZA-Durban North

Work Locations: ZA-Umhlanga-1 Lunar Durban New Town Centre, 1 Durban North 4319

Job: Learning Delivery

Organization: Growth

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 17, 2018

Job Unposting: Apr 23, 2018

Schedule: Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 1804795

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.