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ALC Student Tutor - Student Hourly/ Federal Work Study - POOL

University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas, US
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Job Description

The Tutor, as a representative of Tutoring Services, meets with students regularly to review content in a specific class. They are student role models who enjoy engaging their peers in the learning process. The need for additional tutors will vary during the semester and between semesters.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate and foster student learning by:
  • Engaging students in learning course/subject content
  • Suggesting appropriate study strategies to learn course/subject content
  • Empower students to take ownership for their own learning
  • Create an inclusive and safe environment for learning
  • Follow the guidelines for tutoring, as established by Tutoring Services
  • Attend and participate in trainings and staff development
  • Facilitate group meetings using technology, including but not limited to Zoom, as needed
  • Prepare and upload preparation documents for each group meeting
  • Report student attendance following each group meeting
  • Communicate with and respond to updates from the Assistant Director for Tutoring Services
  • Distribute student evaluations and complete a tutor reflection at the end of the semester
  • Other tasks as assigned

Work Schedule:

Tutors meet with their students twice per week at set times between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. in assigned locations on the KU Lawrence campus or online via Zoom. For each meeting, tutors must be available 1.5 hours twice per week. Other tutoring arrangements may be made through coordination with the Assistant Director for Tutoring Services. All ALC tutors are required to attend the Tutor Orientation and Training prior to the start of the semester (if hired before the first day of classes) and a mid semester tutor training. Tutors are strongly encouraged to attend the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Certification Training early in the semester. Alternative arrangements are made for tutors hired after these trainings have occurred.

Required Qualifications
  • Earned a B or higher in the course(s) selected to tutor at KU or an equivalent course that credit was transferred for from another college institution within the last 4 years or in a higher-level course in the same discipline, as evidenced by the Degree Progress Report (DPR) or unofficial transcript. Consideration may be given in unique circumstances to students interested in tutoring a course they have not taken, per approval of the Assistant Director for Tutoring Services
  • Currently enrolled KU student in at least six credit hours and not on academic probation, as evidenced by the DPR.
  • Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA as evidenced by the DPR.
  • One faculty or instructor reference, one of which can speak to your ability in the subject area in which you hope to tutor, should be submitted to Tutoring Services. Information about this reference can be found at

Preferred Qualifications
  • Tutoring or teaching experience
  • A strong desire and enthusiasm to help students learn
  • Eligible for work study. For information, visit
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