AAAC Spring Tutor - Student Hourly/Work Study POOL - 13178BR

AAAC Spring Tutor - Student Hourly/Work Study POOL

Department: 
Acad Achieve & Access Ctr-AAAC
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Temporary
Employee Class: 
S-Student

Position Overview

Tutoring Services, an academic support program that is offered through the Academic Achievement and Access Center (AAAC), is requesting applications for their Spring 2019 Student Tutor pool. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018, and will continue throughout the first nine weeks of the Spring 2019 semester.

Job Description

AAAC Tutoring Services offers two types of tutoring. The first is small-group, course-specific, semester-long tutoring for a wide range of undergraduate courses. The second consists of drop-in tutoring for specific disciplines in Daisy Hill Commons. A sample list of courses previously offered can be found on the AAAC Tutoring Services website at http://tutoring.ku.edu. The list is not exhaustive and new courses are added each semester based on student demand. The need for additional tutors will vary during the semester and between semesters.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Initiate, develop, and maintain strong relationships with students
  • Facilitate and foster independent student learning by:
    • Actively involving students in learning course/subject content
    • Guiding students to understanding by using questioning techniques
    • Suggesting appropriate study strategies to learn course/subject content
  • Empowering students to take ownership for their learning and encourage academic rigor
  • Follow the guidelines for tutoring as established by AAAC Tutoring Services
  • Attend and participate in AAAC training and staff development
  • Other tasks as assigned
Work Schedule: Tutors work with students in small groups that meet twice per week at set times between 8:00AM and 9:30PM in assigned locations on the KU Lawrence campus. For tutor groups, tutors must be available at the same time for 1.5 hours on either a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule for each tutor group. A small group of tutors also work drop-in tutoring in Daisy Hill Commons in the evenings Sunday through Wednesday. All AAAC tutors are required to attend Tutor Orientation and Training before the semester begins, a mid-semester tutor training session, and KU Tutor Training before or early in the semester.

Required Qualifications

  1. Earned a B or higher in the course(s) selected to tutor; or in a higher-level course in the same discipline as evidenced by the Advising Report or Degree Progress Report (DPR).
  2. Currently enrolled KU student in good academic standing who is enrolled in at least six credit hours as evidenced by the Advising Report or DPR.
  3. Must be able to attend Orientation and Training on Thursday, January 17, or a make-up session the first week of classes, and KU Tutor Training on Saturday, February 1.
  4. Faculty or instructor references, one of which can speak to your ability in the subject area in which you hope to tutor should be submitted to the Academic Achievement and Access Center (AAAC). More information about collecting these references can be found here: https://tutoring.ku.edu/become-tutor

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Tutoring or teaching experience.
  2. Have a strong desire and enthusiasm to help students learn.
  3. Fluent English language communication skills as demonstrated in the interview.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A resume, cover letter, and Advising Report OR DPR should be uploaded as an attachment to be considered a complete application. Also, two completed Faculty/Instructor Reference Forms should be submitted in addition to this online application form. Information about these references can be found on https://tutoring.ku.edu/become-tutor. Faculty/instructors will submit the completed reference form to AAAC Tutoring Services by email attachment, FAX, campus mail, or online submission. Instructions for faculty/instructors are printed on the reference form and found at the link above.

Contact Information to Applicants

Kirk Skoglund, 785­-864-­7733, kskoglund@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

$9.25-10.25 per hour

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
13178BR
Department:
Acad Achieve & Access Ctr-AAAC
Location/Division:
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Temporary
Employee Class:
S-Student
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