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Applying for a PAID tutoring position in the Math, Science, & Subject Tutoring Center
If you're a Woodbury student who is interested in becoming a tutor, you should first learn about the job qualifications and requirements below. If you still feel you would be a good fit for our Center and would like to help your fellow students, follow the directions under "How to Apply."
General Overview of Position
Tutors at the Math, Science, & Subject Tutoring Center (MSST) will work with students using the Socratic method of dialogue and other techniques that engage students and empower them to be better learners. In their role, they will never do the student’s work for them, but teach them how to work better on their own. The following is a description of a tutor’s duties and responsibilities.
At a minimum, those applying for a Math Center tutoring position should possess the following qualifications:
- A referral from an instructor in a course directly related to the student’s expertise. The instructor should provide feedback on the student’s course knowledge, academic commitment, communication skills, and interpersonal skills. Students will not be interviewed without an initial referral from an instructor.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with students and staff by establishing rapport and maintaining a friendly, helpful, and patient demeanor.
- Ability to work as a team member with minimal supervision.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Willingness to work on a regular, weekly schedule, barring illness and school-related activities. A tutor’s schedule will be negotiated between the coordinator of tutoring services and him/her at the beginning of the semester.
- Valid documentation to work in the United States. (International students will be required to obtain a social security card.)
- Ability to attend all-day, paid professional development training on the first Friday of the semester.
- Minimum overall 3.0 GPA.
- Must have passed MATH 149 or MATH 100 with a minimum of a B+. (Note: this requirement will be waived for “specialty tutors” who are tutoring in a specific course, such as ENVT 220, and are not on standby for drop-in math tutoring appointments.)
In addition to the minimum qualifications noted above, ideal applicants will also possess the following:
- Minimum overall GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Passing MATH 149 with a grade of A- or A
- Completed additional math courses such as MATH 226 and/or MATH 251
- Coursework in subjects in which a special student need is indicated
- Tutoring experience
- The following includes specific functions performed by a tutor working in The Math, Science, & Subject Tutoring Center:
- Works with students individually (or possibly in a small group situation).Tutors may be asked to 1) conduct in-person tutorials (following safety guidelines during a pandemic), and/or, 2) conduct virtual tutorials using RingCentral.
- Regularly scheduled “standby” tutors maintain a regular, weekly schedule, barring illness and school-related activities. A tutor’s schedule will be negotiated with their supervisor at the beginning of the semester.
- Tutors who specialize in one subject area negotiate a schedule with specific student(s) requiring these services, and fulfill appointments barring illness and school-related activities.
- Attends all-day, paid professional development training on the first Friday of the semester.
- Completes professional development projects(s) during work hours, which may include conference attendance (virtual in event of pandemic).
- Follows tutoring pedagogy and protocol established by supervisor.
- Uses MSST technology to accurately complete Client Report forms for online and in-person tutorials.
- Keeps appointments on time, stays alert, and minimizes any distractions during tutoring.
- Participates in (paid) campus events and activities that promote MSST. These may include—and are not limited to—serving refreshments, hosting student games, and posting flyers around campus. (Note that alternate virtual activities will take place during a pandemic.)
- Participates in presentations to students and faculty about TWC services.
- Accurately tracks hours worked through online Ultipro system.
- Is willing to perform simple office tasks related to MSST, when necessary, per supervisor’s request.
- Follows direction and guidance provided by supervisor regarding tutorials and all TWC-related matters.
- Stays in regular communication with supervisor and other tutors when appropriate through text and emall.
How to Apply
How to Apply
Interested applicants should contact either a math instructor or instructor in a math-intensive class and ask him/her for a referral. The instructor should send the referral to Laurel DiGangi, Coordinator of Tutoring Services (firstname.lastname@example.org). Once Laurel receives the referral, she will contact the student for the following:
Cover letter addressing the minimum/desirable qualifications.
The final step in the hiring process is an in-person interview.
Tutors will be hired based on a combination of factors, including an ability to fulfill the qualifications listed above, interpersonal skills, and ability to explain concepts in a mock-tutoring session.
Whitten Center | 818.252.5232 | Laurel DiGangi, Coordinator of Tutoring Services, email@example.com