Utah State University

Academic Tutor

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 5 months ago(2/5/2024 1:21 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
20 hours week
USU Blanding
USU Blanding
Advertised Salary
$12.00-$13.00 per hour, Commensurate with experience
Telework Eligible


Join us at USU Blanding as a peer tutor for the Spring Semester 2024! We're seeking candidates to assist students in various academic subjects, including English, math, statistics, and science (with a focus on biology and chemistry), as well as test preparation.


These part-time positions offer flexible hours tailored to accommodate your class schedule. While you're welcome to propose your own hours, we prioritize coverage during two primary shifts: 12 PM – 4 PM and 4 PM – 8 PM. Keep this in mind when considering your availability.


This position is eligible for hybrid work within the state of Utah.


  • Participate in training sessions to acquire and apply effective tutoring strategies.
  • Guide students in enhancing their academic performance through both group and individual sessions, addressing learning challenges, and refining study skills.
  • Cultivate a growth mindset, fostering student learning and refining teaching techniques.
  • Foster problem-solving skills, nurturing students' curiosity and critical thinking abilities.
  • Exemplify positive behavior and attitude as a mentor for students.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records of student interactions and progress.
  • Regularly meet with supervisors or advisors for feedback and guidance.
  • Adhere strictly to all USU policies, protocols, and procedures.
  • Engage in training for online video-conferencing platforms such as Zoom and Google Docs, mastering their use for remote tutoring.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in accommodating students' needs regarding the tutoring environment.
  • Complete federal FERPA, Discrimination Prevention, and ADA training as required.
  • Ensure confidentiality of all student records.
  • Fulfill any other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:


  • 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 3.0 overall academic GPA during work as a peer tutor.
  • Must be available to tutor after school hours, and some evenings.
  • 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 the entire semester during which the 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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have a solid academic background in math, science, and/or English.
  • Must have superb analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Must display professional behavior and friendliness, patience, and sensitivity to a diversity of students.

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
  3. A letter of recommendation from a professor in the field that 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

$12.00-$13.00 per hour, Commensurate with experience


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

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

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 Cody Carmichael, 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

*updated 09/2023


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