Utah State University

Academic Tutor

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(7/7/2022 5:58 PM)
Requisition ID
2022-5350
# of Openings
4
Job Locations
US-UT-Blanding
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Up to 19 hours per week
College
USU Blanding
Department
USU Blanding
Advertised Salary
$11.00 - $13.00 per hour (depending on experience)

Overview

USU Blanding is accepting applications for candidates, including peer tutoring 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. Four positions are available for Fall Semester 2022.

Responsibilities

  • Attend training to learn and implement tutoring best practices
  • 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 online video-conferencing platforms for distance site outreach (for ex. Zoom, Google Doc) and become proficient in using 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.
  • For peer tutor applicants, must maintain a 3.0 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.
  • Must commit to providing tutoring services for entire semester during which applicant is hired from the start of the semester or date of hiring through the last day of finals.

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. Letter of recommendation from a professor in the field the student would like to tutor in to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”

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

Advertised Salary

$11.00 - $13.00 per hour (depending on 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.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

 

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

 

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 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.

 

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.

 

USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.

 

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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://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

 

*Updated 08/2022

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