Tutor Position Announcement
***PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 1ST - APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED ON A ROLLING BASIS BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1ST AND 16TH, AND ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR***
Through several learning services, Academics for Student Athletes provides academic and personal support to student athletes at Oregon State University (OSU). Tutoring students in specific courses and communicating with Academics for Student Athletes (ASA) staff about student progress are the two coequal purposes of this position.
The university has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that include members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity and building community.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Tutor students in both content areas and academic skills (time management, note taking, organization, etc.).
- Keep your availability (day/time and course) up to date on our online scheduling system.
- Make note of when students sign up on your schedule, and meet with them at that day/time in the Beth Ray Center.
- Document all sessions thoroughly using ASA’s online documentation system.
- Must be able to effectively communicate with diverse populations.
- Differentiate instruction/assistance to match the strengths of the student.
- Take initiative to communicate directly, as situations warrant, with ASA Counselors.
- Attend mandatory trainings at the beginning of each term and as offered throughout the term.
- Follow the letter and spirit of all ASA, OSU, and NCAA regulations.
- Must be punctual and extremely trustworthy.
- Must be able to work independently and effectively without constant direct supervision.
Please note: Our current hiring need is for tutors who can assist with the following courses: BA 211, 213, 215; BI 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213, 231, 232, 233 (the former Z 331, 332, and 333); CH 121, 122, 123, 231, 232, 233, 331, 334; ECON 201, 202; H 210; PH 201, 202, 203, 211, 212, 213; first and second year SPAN; ST 201, 351, 352.
- Currently enrolled as a graduate student, or as an undergraduate student with Senior or Junior standing (very qualified sophomores will be considered on a case-by-case basis; see "Requested Document Notes" re: cover letter)
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (if below, see "Requested Document Notes" re: cover letter)
- Experience and proficiency in courses you wish to tutor
- Knowledge of resources and services of Oregon State University
- Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Exhibit leadership, responsibility, dependability and professionalism
- Experience as a tutor, teacher, educator or interest in pursuing a career in education is strongly preferred, but not required
$9.10/hour for undergrads, $11/hour for graduate students, $13/hour for students with a valid teaching license. Modest yearly raises with performance.
Length of Employment
For the entirety of Fall 2014, with continuation through Spring 2015 with good performance in Fall. *It is assumed if you submit an application you are able to work for the duration of Fall 2014.*
Exact work schedule/hours per week of work set according to student demand for assistance.
Required Application Documents
- Learning Services Application
- All postsecondary transcripts
- Cover Letter
- The cover letter is your space to demonstrate to us why you are qualified for this position. If you carry a GPA lower than a 3.0 or have not yet attained junior standing, please explain in your cover letter why you feel you are still qualified for this position and what your experiences would bring to your work in our office. All applications that demonstrate the candidate is holistically qualified will be considered, regardless of GPA or class standing. (Thus, applicants who meet minimum guidelines carry a burden of proof as well.)
Submit your application through our user-friendly webform.