We seek exemplary students to serve as peer tutors for University of Minnesota students.
- Assist students academically by:
- establishing a rapport conducive to positive professional interactions
- respecting differences in background, opinion, ability, and motivation
- upholding standards of academic integrity
- supporting the student in establishing challenging, yet attainable goals
- maintaining confidentiality of protected information
- Attend and actively participate in scheduled training sessions and staff meetings
- Accurately record consultation proceedings and submit required documentation
- Serve as a positive representative of the Peer Tutor program
- academic excellence
- a demonstrated passion for education
- superior communication and interpersonal skills
- be currently enrolled students at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- be undergraduates eligible for student employment
- maintain a 3.0 college grade point average (3.2 preferred)
- the applicant received a full "A" grade
- the applicant demonstrated competency equivalence to an "A" grade through an AP Exam, CLEP Exam, IB score, transfer credit, etc.
- the applicant received an "A-" grade and SMART receives an endorsement letter from faculty for each "A-" class
- have advanced coursework in their area(s) of specialization
- possess prior tutoring experience
- are work-study eligible
- support multiple courses
Tutoring shifts vary based on areas of specialization, and appointment hours. Most applicants are available at least 4 hours per week during peak times (Mon-Thu, 10a-6p). Preference is given to applicants who can work at least 8 hours per week.
Areas of Specialization
We are in most need of tutors who can support math (Calculus II and below), introductory physics, economics, chemistry, and/or statistics.
Initial pay is $10.50/hr. Salary increases with training and experience.
BenefitsPeer Tutors have the opportunity to:
- earn College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certification
- gain valuable, resume-building experience helping peers
- refine interpersonal communication and tutoring skills
- The priority deadline for Fall 2020 is March 27, 2020, but applications are always accepted on a rolling basis after the deadline. Applications are kept on file for 2 semesters and reviewed in the event of an unanticipated vacancy.
- All tutors must be available for a mandatory all-day training the week before classes begin.
- All tutors must complete required employment paperwork prior to attending training and starting work on the first day of class.
- Complete an application form and attach a copy of your resume and APAS report.
- A letter of recommendation from a faculty will be required only if you receive an interview.