Interested in Tutoring?

UCA tutors provide individual and small group tutoring to students in the Tutoring Center located in  Torreyson Library,  Suite 203. Our peer tutors meet with students on a one-to-one or small-group basis to give learning assistance. Tutoring staff maintain a weekly schedule of available hours in the Tutoring Center for walk-in students who need assistance in course content and/or learning strategies. Center workers are expected to keep regular and accurate records of tutoring sessions using the Grades First software and/or relevant forms,  attend tutor-training sessions as required by the Campus Coordinator and attend workshops in order to obtain CRLA certification. In addition, our tutors assist with additional duties as needed, for example, covering front desk, answering phones, organizing materials, performing other clerical duties.

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, contact Tutoring Services 852-0720.

Qualifications

  • Strong GPA in college coursework
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility with regard to work environment
  • Openness to training and skills development
  • Ability to work with students one-on-one and in small groups
  • Availability to work at least 6 hours per week during an academic year
  • Availability to attend approximately 2 hour per week of training
  • Availability to attend training prior to the start of school

General Responsibilities

  • Serve as a student tutor for a semester
  • Exhibit a professional, positive attitude
  • Recognize that students are always responsible for doing their own work; at no time are tutors to do the work for the student
  • Refrain from criticizing an instructor’s teaching
  • Speak well of UCA  and the Academic Success Center
  • Treat clients, supervisors, and co-workers with respect and courtesy
  • Keep confidences (confidentiality statement required)
  • Be on duty during assigned working hours
  • Arrive and leave on time
  • Understand and demonstrate that you are on duty to work.
  • Secure a substitute and/or notify a supervisor if you will be late or absent
  • Keep accurate time sheets and submit them on time (your pay depends on this)
  • If you have questions or problems with a center policy, see a supervisor

Specific Responsibilities

  • Tutor your subject area(s)
  • Tutor and model good study habits and effective study strategies
  • Attend UCA required trainings (at least one per semester)
  • Attend monthly meetings/trainings as scheduled
  • Accept other duties as assigned