Student Hourly- Academic Tutor- Student Federal Work Study - 22653BR

Student Hourly- Academic Tutor- Student Federal Work Study

Career & Experiential Learning
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Position Overview

The Academic Tutor provides personalized support to students in need of extra literacy (pre-K through elementary) and numeracy instruction (K through 9th grade). Service is provided students in the Lawrence Community at the Lawrence Public Library.

Site supervisor at the Lawrence Public Library is:
Karen Allen, Youth Services Coordinator
Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., Lawrence, KS 66044
785-843-3833 x 121

Job Description

Tutoring activities include, but are not limited to, reading aloud to students, providing students a chance to practice reading, facilitating activities to improve specific skills such as fluency and comprehension in reading/literacy, working through math problems with students, explaining concepts, and facilitating activities to improve specific skills such as conservation of number and automaticity in mathematics. Aside from tutoring, the tutor should also seek to be a positive role model providing students with the encouragement and support needed to improve each student's self-confidence and interest in reading/literacy/mathematics. To promote progress in reading and math, the tutor will have a regular tutoring schedule with students and maintaining consistent communication with parents.

Required Qualifications

  • Tutor MUST qualify for and accept Federal Work Study to become a tutor.
  • Tutor MUST have transportation to and from the Lawrence Public Library.
  • The student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments). For the fall semester, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Children in schools, camp, or other settings.
  • Interest and passion for working with children in pre-Kindergarten through grade nine.
  • Self-motivation and desire to go "above and beyond" to promote student learning.
  • Responsibility and personal accountability for completing tasks; attention to details and deadlines.
  • Elementary or Middle/Secondary Education major.
  • Commit to working through the academic year, with option to work through the summer.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of:
  • Completion of the online application
  • Brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position
  • Current Resume
Deadline: (updated) Friday, August 26, 2022 (11:59PM)

Contact Information to Applicants

Ann Hartley, Associate Director, University Career Center

Advertised Salary Range

$12.00- $14.00 per hour

Work Schedule

The position is schedule to begin August 22 or soon afterwards.

Work Schedule: 5-15 hours per week. Flexible hours later afternoon, evening and weekends.
Work Location: Lawrence Public Library; Possibility of online tutoring, depending on Covid restrictions.

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Posting ID:
Career & Experiential Learning
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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