Student Hourly- ALC Senior Peer Tutor

Position Overview

The University Academic Support Centers strive to make diversity, equity, and inclusion our core reflex – not just an initiative. We believe students learn best when they feel a sense of commitment from our staff to create an authentic and welcoming environment that celebrates their differences and empowers their unique capabilities. Our centers share a commitment to embracing, supporting, and reflecting the amazing diversity of the student populations we serve.

The Academic Learning Center (ALC) is a unit in the University Academic Support Centers that provides programming to all KU students in the form of Supplemental Instruction (SI), Tutoring Services, Academic Consultations, and Academic Success Workshops. Tutoring Services offers in-person and online small-group and individual tutoring for a wide range of undergraduate courses.

Job Description

Senior Peer Tutors are current ALC Peer Tutors who serve as peer leaders and educators. In addition to tutoring hours, they meet every 3 weeks with small groups of tutors to lead discussions on Learning Center theory and practice, professional development, and challenges group members encounter in the course of their work. Between group meetings, Senior Peer Tutors will meet with the Assistant Director for Tutoring Services to provide updates and discuss plans for upcoming meetings. In addition, Senior Peer Tutors will assist with tutor observations, debriefings to share feedback, and other training and administrative tasks as needed.

Senior Peer Tutors will typically hold this position for a full academic year (August-May). Applications will be reviewed on a yearly basis.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to the planning of meeting themes and readings at the start of each semester
  • Lead at least 5 meetings with peer groups a semester
  • Complete all readings and prepare discussion questions and activities for each meeting
  • Liaise between the ALC professional staff and tutors to share updates
  • Conduct tutor observations, debriefings, and complete observation reports
  • Participate in meetings between all Senior Peer Tutors and ALC professional staff
  • Share your knowledge and experiences, contributing to a diverse, collaborative, and safe learning environment
  • Assist with pre-semester, mid-semester training, and any additional training or administrative tasks as needed
  • Complete all responsibilities of the Peer Tutor position

Work Schedule:
Beyond any tutoring, Senior Peer Tutor responsibilities will require about 2-3 hours every week:
  1. 1 hour dedicated to holding tutor development group meetings, planning for these meetings, or attending meetings with the Assistant Director for Tutoring Services).
  2. One or two hours dedicated to observations (45-minute observation and 15-minute debriefings), held at various times within the Senior Peer Tutor’s availability.

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
  • Currently employed as a Peer Tutor with the Academic Learning Center
  • Worked in the ALC for at least 2 semesters
  • Demonstrated effective communication practices through observations and client surveys
  • Strong communication skills through speaking, writing, and listening

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience in leadership roles
  • CRLA Level-1 Certified Tutor
  • Understanding of and comfort with discussing issues and topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Eligible for work study. For information, visit

Contact Information to Applicants

Adam Hampton, Assistant Director for Tutoring Services

Advertised Salary Range

$13.00 per hour

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  24785BR
  • Department:  University Academic Support Ct
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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