ALC Tutor - Student Hourly - POOL - 17182BR

ALC Tutor - Student Hourly - POOL

Department: 
University Academic Support Ct
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Temporary
Employee Class: 
S-Student

Position Overview

The Academic Learning Center (ALC) is a unit in the University Academic Support Centers (UASC) that provides programming to all KU students in the form of Supplemental Instruction (SI), Tutoring Services, Academic Consultations, and Academic Success Workshops. 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.

Job Description

Tutoring Services offers in-person and online small-group, course-specific tutoring for a wide range of undergraduate courses in addition to drop-in tutoring in the KU residence halls. Any undergraduate student at the University of Kansas may submit a request for a tutor group for any course. A sample list of courses previously offered can be found on the 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:
  • 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, Academic Learning Center.
  • Distribute student evaluations and complete a tutor reflection at the end of the semester.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
Work Schedule:

Tutors work with students in small groups of 1-5 students that meet twice per week at set times between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. in assigned locations on the KU Lawrence campus or online via Zoom. For each tutor group, tutors must be available 1.5 hours twice a week. Other tutoring arrangements may be made through coordination with the Assistant Director, Academic Learning Center. 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), a midsemester tutor training, and the CRLA Certification Training early in the semester. Alternative arrangements are made for tutors hired after these trainings have occurred.
  • If hired before the semester, attendance at Orientation and Training (O&T) on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 – Wednesday, August 19, 2020, and CRLA Certification Training (Date TBD). It is yet to be determined if these trainings will be online or in-person, however, attendance is required regardless.



Required Qualifications

  • Earned a B or higher in the course(s) selected to tutor at KU within the last 4 years; or in a higher-level course in the same discipline as evidenced by the Degree Progress Report (DPR)
  • Currently enrolled KU student in good academic standing and enrolled in at least six credit hours as evidenced by the DPR
  • Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA as evidenced by the DPR
  • Two 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 Tutoring Services. More information about collecting these references can be found at http://tutoring.ku.edu/i-want-be-tutor-0

Preferred Qualifications

  • Tutoring or teaching experience
  • A strong desire and enthusiasm to help students learn
  • Eligible for work study

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of the following:
  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter (including answers to the following questions)
    1. Why do you want to be a Tutor for the Academic Learning Center?
    2. Are you currently enrolled in at least 6 credit hours this semester or pre-enrolled in 6 credit hours for the upcoming semester?
    3. Are you eligible for the Federal Work Study Program?
    4. What is your current academic major?
    5. What courses (or in what disciplines) would you like to tutor?
    6. Did you earn a B or higher in the course(s) that you would like to tutor, or in higher-level coursework in the same discipline?
    7. How did you hear about the ALC Tutor position?
    8. What is your work availability?
  3. Two completed Faculty/Instructor Reference Forms

Contact Information to Applicants

Renee Denton
renee.denton@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

9.25-10.25 per hour

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
17182BR
Department:
University Academic Support Ct
Location/Division:
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Temporary
Employee Class:
S-Student