Student Hourly - Wingspan Peer Tutor

Position Overview

KU’s Wingspan: Center for Learning and Writing Support offers a portfolio of collaborative, innovative academic support programs and services to students, faculty, and staff. The Wingspan provides individual and group support through its Peer Academic Coaching program, Supplemental Instruction (SI) program, Learning and Tutoring Services, and Writing Center Services. The Wingspan is a part of the University Academic Support Centers (UASC), a comprehensive student support program consisting of two unique centers designed to strengthen the academic skills and written communication of students at the University of Kansas. UASC supports the University’s commitment to the academic success and holistic development of students. UASC programs encourage student participation both in and out of the classroom, support academic and personal development, and link students to other campus and community resources for academic and personal support and development. University Academic Support Centers is a department within Academic Affairs.

Job Description

Peer Tutors meet with students regularly to review content in a specific class. They are student role models who enjoy engaging their peers in the learning process. Tutors are hired year-round, although 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
  • Attend and participate in trainings and staff development
  • Report meeting summaries after every tutoring session
  • Communicate with and respond to updates from the Program Manager, Learning Support Services
  • Distribute student evaluations and complete a tutor reflection at the end of the semester
  • Other tasks as assigned

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 6 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

Additional Candidate Instructions

  1. In addition to this official HR application, applicants must also complete a short, supplemental application and have an instructor submit a reference form on their behalf. Instructions and links for submission can be found at

Contact Information to Applicants

Adam Hampton, Assistant Director for Tutoring Services

Advertised Salary Range

$12.00 per hour

Anticipated Start Date

Monday August 19, 2024

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  27456BR
  • Department:  University Academic Support Ct
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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