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Tutor (External Contractor) - Data Fundamentals Nanodegree (Africa)

Udacity

Udacity

Africa
Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2023

About Us


Udacity is on a mission to change lives, businesses and nations through radical talent transformation in digital technologies. We offer a unique and immersive online learning platform, powering corporate technical training in fields such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, Autonomous Systems, Cloud Computing and more. Our rapidly growing global organization is revolutionizing how the enterprise market bridges the talent shortage and skills gaps during their digital transformation journey. Udacity is proud to be backed by respected investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures, Bertelsmann and Drive Capital, among other leading VC firms, and provides a powerful and differentiated solution inside of a $32b total addressable market opportunity. Udacity has more than 100 enterprise customers including Airbus, Bertelsmann, BNP Paribas, Leidos, Mazda, and the United States Air Force.

Position overview:

A Tutor functions as a technical leader within the student community and acts as the primary intermediary between Udacity students, the Community Manager, and staff. Tutors provide technical support to students within their Nanodegree content and field, provide feedback, and build a sense of community amongst the student body. They can also manage webinars, meet ups and other interventions.

Required skills/qualifications:

  • English fluency is a must
  • Technical Competence: Python, using libraries like NumPy and Pandas, Inferential statistics and probability, SQL, Data Wrangling, Data Visualization
  • Udacity Graduate is a plus
  • Experience teaching technical concepts and public speaking
  • Experience organizing technical talks, events, or forums
  • Strong interpersonal skills and confidence to lead a group of students
  • Students-oriented mindset and focus on understanding their problems
  • Innovative approach and proactivity with students that need help
  • Positive character, trusted by the students, creating emotional ties in the group
  • Existing tech network and experience in technical conversations & discussions
  • Flexibility at their current job to take this challenge as a part-time, external contractor

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support for students daily over an online community forum
  • Answer questions around course content over the forum and facilitate content for students who get stuck in learning
  • Participate in organizing community activities in coordination with the forum’s admin to ensure a fun and engaging learning environment and to help in improving students’ progress (such as online webinars, technical quizzes, technical challenges..etc)
  • Share interesting extracurricular information over its dedicated categories, such as content-related news articles and useful resources to enrich the personal and professional aspects of the community
  • Attend regular online meetings/ office hours with Udacity representatives through zoom, the online forum, or other medians if needed.
  • Be responsive over close groups and discussions with Udacity representatives
  • Provide students with 1:1 support over the community forum or using other medians if needed
  • Tutors should check their private tutor’s category on the forum on a daily basis to be up to date with all the latest news from your peer tutors, community moderators, and your Udacity community manager

Why should you apply?

  • Earn additional income
  • Contribute to a vibrant, international student community
  • Stay updated with the latest in cutting-edge technologies

Learn more about the Tutors Guidelines.

What We Do

Udacity’s mission is to train the world’s workforce in the careers of the future. We address the complex dynamic of workforce challenges and strive to be the change we need in the world to transform talent to create opportunities for heightened productivity and retention. Udacity is where lifelong learners come to learn the skills they need, to land the jobs they want, and to build the lives they deserve.

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We believe that historically, many processes disproportionately hurt the most marginalized communities in society- including people of color, working-class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ people. Centering these communities at our core is pivotal for any successful organization and a value we uphold steadfastly. Therefore, Udacity strongly encourages applications from all communities and backgrounds.

Udacity is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Please read our blog post for “6 Reasons Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Exists”

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