Utah State University

Academic Tutor

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/26/2020 7:22 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-2905
# of Openings
2
Job Locations
US-UT-Blanding
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
College
USU Blanding
Department
USU Blanding
Advertised Salary
Minimum $10, commensurate with experience

Overview

USU Blanding is accepting applications for candidates to tutor in academic subjects such as English, math, statistics, science (esp. biology and chemistry), and test preparation. These are part-time positions, on an as-needed basis. Multiple positions are available.

Responsibilities

  • Assist students in improving academic performance either in groups or individually by meeting with them on a regular basis to clarify learning problems and work on study skills.
  • Maintain a growth mindset toward student learning and teaching practice.
  • Facilitate problem-solving to help students develop curious minds and critical thinking skills.
  • Serve as a role-model for students.
  • Maintain up-to-date, accurate, and complete records of student contacts and progress.
  • Meet with supervisor and/or advisor regularly.
  • Adhere to all USU policies, protocols, and procedures.
  • Engage in training for use of online video-conferencing platforms for distance site outreach (for ex. Zoom) and become proficient in operating them during tutoring.
  • Be flexible and adaptable to students' tutoring needs regarding the tutoring environment.
  • Commit to and complete federal FERPA, Discrimination Prevention, and ADA training.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all student records.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a solid academic background in math, science, and/or English.
  • Must have a 3.5-4.0 GPA in any class candidate applies to peer tutor for, or provide a record of comparable professional expertise in targeted tutoring subjects. References may be required.
  • Must maintain a 3.5 overall academic GPA during work as a peer tutor.
  • Must have superb analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Must be available to tutor after school hours, and some evenings.
  • Must display professional behavior and friendliness, patience, and sensitivity to a diversity of students.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation to and from the tutoring site.
  • Must have access to a computing device and internet when needed.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Navajo or Spanish.
  • Bachelor's degree in math, science, or English.
  • Preference to applicants from socio-economic backgrounds similar to participants.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

 

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

Advertised Salary

Minimum $10, commensurate with experience

ADA

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. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

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.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or 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, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

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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