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Tutor Employment

Qualifications

Student Support Services (SSS) is looking for qualified students who…

  • have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • have completed at least 30 credit hours
  • have a grade of “A” or “B” in the subject content being tutored
  • have tutoring experience (preferred)
  • communicate well with students, faculty, staff and small groups
  • are ethical (keep students’ information confidential)
  • are excellent motivators
  • are excellent communicators—use active listening techniques
  • are eager and energetic
  • are creative and willing to take initiative
  • are dependable and responsible
  • are highly knowledgeable in the specified subject areas
  • are excellent problem solvers
  • show patience and a sincere desire to help others
  • have a good sense of humor
  • have a professional attitude and follow directions well
  • interact pleasantly with peers, students, faculty, and staff members
  • possess good study skills
  • manage time wisely—academic commitments, SSS responsibilities and extracurricular activities

Job Duties

  • Tutor students on academic subject(s) at SSS by furnishing information, help solve problems, offer support, suggest study tips and strategies, and make referrals when appropriate

  • Diagnose students' specific problem areas and degree of need

  • Be familiar with many study skills (note-taking, time management, test taking skills, etc…)

  • Assist in the recruiting, selection, hiring, and training of new peer tutors;

  • Be familiar with and support SSS and its policies;

  • Attend training sessions (pre-semester and designated times during the fall and spring semesters)

  • Attend all staff meetings

  • Serve as a resource person for other SSS staff members

  • Promote and market SSS services

  • Help to create and maintain an effective learning environment at SSS

  • Develop an awareness of diverse cultures and their unique needs

  • Be familiar with other academic support programs on campus

  • Know when and how to refer students to other resources (professional staff or outside help)

Lead Tutor Job Duties

In addition to Tutor Job duties, Lead Tutor responsibilities include:

  • Mentor new tutors by providing assistance, guidance, and training to respective Tuto-Mentor Teams (TMTs)
  • Be present for walk-in tutoring opportunities
  • Be active in the continued improvement of the tutoring program
  • Act as Tutor Supervisors in the absence and/or unavailability of Coordinator of Tutoring
  • Create/discover lesson plans, handouts, and other materials that will be used to support tutoring staff and help foster learning with students
  • Keep up with general cleanliness/organization of tutoring spaces and materials
  • Attend professional development opportunities and relay information to TMTs
  • Other tasks as assigned

 

Please note that for your application to be considered, the following required documents must also be submitted:        

  1. Two Completed Reference Forms 

  2. Tutor Availability Form


What Our Tutors Have to Say

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"Student Support Services is an academic service for students who qualify under the TRIO requirements. By joining the program the student is given a major advantage by having an academic coach and have the opportunity to have one-on-one tutoring. Everyone at the SSS office is very helpful, cheerful, and glad to be there to help all student whom seek help. “As a tutor in SSS I have had the opportunity to help students do better in their classes. Their success rate is higher because they have taken advantage of our tutoring sessions."

- Juan Aguirre, Computer Science, Senior

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“I have been tutoring with Student Support Services for almost a year now and it's one of the better tutoring jobs I've had. You make close connections with students you tutor because of the one-on-one tutoring. Alongside the satisfaction of helping our peers, you learn other methods and strategies for tutoring; becoming more advanced and diverse with your skills. Student Support Services is where you want to be.”

- Keondre Parker, Applied Mathematics and Manufacturing Engineering, Senior

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“Being part of SSS as a tutor has been such a rewarding experience! Seeing students grow in confidence and progress in a course gives this job true meaning. The staff is pretty great too”

- Shada Nathan, Healthcare Administration, Junior