Graduate Peer Tutor Application (FA15)

The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides academic support across all majors and disciplines with the goal of helping students become engaged, self-sufficient learners who are confident in their abilities to reach their academic goals. ASC services include one-on-one tutoring, peer-assisted learning groups, and academic skills workshops. Tutors work collaboratively with students to help them develop the skills and confidence to become self-sufficient learners.

All applications for graduate peer tutoring positions will be reviewed and selections will be made based on the Director and/or Assistant Director’s assessment(s) of the following qualifications:

  • An earned Bachelors degree at the time of hire;
  • A strong academic background in the subjects to be tutored (minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.25 and proven success in subject areas);
  • Ability to communicate effectively to help students construct their own understandings of course materials;
  • Ability to listen to the needs of students and work cooperatively in setting realistic and productive learning goals;
  • Sensitivity to the diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds of ASC students;
  • Dependability and personal accountability; and
  • Self-motivation, self-regulation, and a desire to mature and learn in a professional teaching/learning environment;
  • Previous academic support experience strongly preferred.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Helping students develop their own best practices for becoming self-sufficient learners;
  • Adhering to ASC policies, procedures, and philosophies;
  • Carrying out all ASC obligations in a responsible and professional manner;
  • Responding quickly and clearly to communications from the ASC staff;
  • Attending a paid tutor-training orientation session prior to the beginning of each regular semester (fall and spring);
  • Attending mandatory bi-weekly paid professional development/tutor training meetings and completing follow-up activities; for tutors with 1 year minimum college-level teaching or tutoring experience and at least 25 hours of relevant training, mandatory meetings will occur once per month;
  • Developing supplemental ASC materials as assigned by Director or Assistant Director (ASC tutor training materials, ASC student resources, etc.);
  • Developing and running ASC workshops or tutor training sessions, as assigned by Director or Assistant Director;
  • Familiarizing yourself with and helping maintain available resources for students and staff in the ASC;
  • Referring students and/or staff to appropriate resource materials based on individual needs;
  • Gathering and reporting accurate data for each student and/or session;
  • Reporting any problems with schedules and/or tutees to the Director of the ASC;
  • Other duties as assigned by the ASC Director and/or Assistant Director.