Utah State University

Academic Tutor for USU Eastern

City Price Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/22/2020 11:08 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
USU Eastern
USU Eastern-Campus Operations
Advertised Salary
Beginning at $9.00 an hour


Tutor positions are open to currently enrolled students and community members who would like to serve in a tutoring capacity while positively representing the institution. A tutor will provide individual and small group tutoring to students in a walk-in tutoring center, or virtual appointment over a web-conferencing program.

A tutor will help students who enroll in mathematics or life and physical science courses to understand the course material and learning objectives. A tutor will assist them in concept development, problem solving, and study skills. A tutor should have the essential characteristics of professionalism, skill-sets in subject area, and ability to devote adequate time to the position.


  • Tutor and assist students during scheduled office hours only.
  • Check preferred email weekly for work updates and notifications.
  • Provide a detailed weekly schedule of availability for work every semester, and inform the ATC supervisor at least 24 hours in advance if unable to work or requesting schedule change.
  • Attend and participate in department staff meetings and trainings.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with other tutors.
  • Keep a log of all hours worked, including days, times, and tasks completed. Log in each scheduled workday to log hours worked through AggieTime.
  • Ensure tutees log in to the tutoring center as a participant.
  • Communicate frequently with the ATC supervisor and report tutees that may need additional resources.
  • Contact instructors to obtain course syllabus and material to discuss with a tutee.
  • Advertise tutor services as required.
  • Attend mandatory tutor training sessions as required by the Student Services and Enrollment Management department. 
  • Maintain good standing and follow the Student Code of Conduct and other university policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current enrollment as a USU Eastern student with 6 or more credits OR a community member with appropriate reference to validate skill-set to tutor subjects.
  • Students should acquire recommendation from the instructor of the desired course to tutor.
  • Students must maintain a 3.00 semester GPA; community members will engage in A+ or other suitable training to increase skill-set.
  • Exceptional listener and communicator who enjoys working with others.
  • Excellent level of responsibility, reliability, and punctuality.
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse population.
  • Team player who excels at building trusting relationships with students.
  • Dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision and ability to multitask.
  • Willingness to learn new skills or techniques.
For Math Tutor:
Completion of one or more of the following classes with a B or better
  • Math 1050
  • Math 1060 or higher
  • Stats 1040 or 1045 or higher
For Chemistry Tutor:
Completion of one or more of the following classes with a B or better
  • CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 2320 Organic Chemistry II
For Science Tutor:
Completion of one or more of the following classes with a B or better
  • BIOL 2320 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 2420 Human Physiology
  • PHYS 2110 or 2210
Or completion of two of the following courses with an A: BIOL 1010, BIOL 1500, CHEM 1010.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded in the candidate profile under "Resume"

2. Cover Letter to be completed at the end of the application process

3. Transcript to be uploaded in the candidate profile under "Other documents 1-10"


Please do not upload your cover letter or Transcripts.  You will be instructed to type or paste them during your application. 


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Beginning at $9.00 an hour


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, hilary.renshaw@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.

Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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