Math, Science, & Subject Tutor job description (last update 5/29/2018)
General Overview of Position
Tutors in the Math, Science, & Subject Tutoring Center (MSST) will work a minimum of 3 hours per week with a diverse body of university students.
At a minimum, those applying for a Math Center tutoring position should possess the following qualifications:
- A referral from an instructor in a course directly related to the student’s expertise. The instructor should provide feedback on the student’s course knowledge, academic commitment, communication skills, and interpersonal skills. Students will not be interviewed without an initial referral from an instructor.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with students and staff by establishing rapport and maintaining a friendly, helpful, and patient demeanor.
- Ability to work as a team member with minimal supervision.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Willingness to work on a regular, weekly schedule, barring illness and school-related activities. A tutor’s schedule will be negotiated between the coordinator of tutoring services and him/her at the beginning of the semester.
- Valid documentation to work in the United States. (International students will be required to obtain a social security card.)
- Ability to attend all-day, paid professional development training on the first Friday of the semester.
- Minimum overall 3.0 GPA.
- Must have passed MATH 149 with a minimum of a B+. (Note: this requirement will be waived for “specialty tutors” who are tutoring in a specific course, such as ENVT 220, and are not on standby for drop-in math tutoring appointments.)
In addition to the minimum qualifications noted above, ideal applicants will also possess the following:
- Minimum overall GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Passing MATH 149 with a grade of A- or A
- Completed additional math courses such as MATH 226 and/or MATH 251
- Coursework in subjects in which a special student need is indicated
- Tutoring experience
The following includes specific functions performed by a tutor working in The Math, Science, & Subject Tutoring Center
- Works with students individually (or possibly in a small group situation).
- Uses WC Online technology to accurately complete Client Report forms for in-person tutorials.
- Keeps appointments on time, stays alert, and minimizes any distractions during tutoring.
- Is open to considering new ideas and techniques in tutoring.
- Participates in (paid) campus events and activities that promote The Tutoring Center. These may include—and are not limited to—serving refreshments, hosting student games, and posting flyers around campus.
- Accurately tracks hours worked through online Ultipro system and individual time sheets for payroll processing when due.
- Attends all-day, paid professional development training on the first Friday of the semester, and completes professional development exercise(s) during work hours.
- Is willing to perform simple office tasks, when necessary, per supervisor’s request. All such tasks will relate to the smooth functioning and promotion of the Center.
- Follows direction and guidance provided by Center coordinator regarding tutorials and all Center-related matters.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should contact either a math instructor or instructor in a math-intensive class and ask him/her for a referral. The instructor should send the referral to Laurel DiGangi, Coordinator of Tutoring Services (firstname.lastname@example.org). Once Laurel receives the referral, she will contact the student for the following:
- Current resume
- Cover letter addressing the minimum/desirable qualifications.
The final step in the hiring process is an in-person interview.
Tutors will be hired based on a combination of factors, including an ability to fulfill the qualifications listed above, interpersonal skills, and ability to explain concepts in a mock-tutoring session.