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Do you have a knack for helping other students with their coursework? Do you enjoy working with people from all different backgrounds? Do you want to learn how a university work environment functions?

Academic Tutoring hires new team members at the beginning and end of each semester. We look for individuals who are community-minded, who are thoughtful listeners, and who have a passion for working alongside their peers. There are three main positions within the department.

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Academic Tutoring Positions

Academic Tutoring embraces the power of students helping students and supports all individuals—regardless of identity, culture, point of view, or background—as they navigate the challenges associated with their educational goals. With a focus on gateway major courses, certified peer tutors work alongside each student to foster serious academic exploration and inspire lifelong learning.

Science Lab

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Peer Tutors primarily work one-on-one with students but can also work with groups or lead workshops.

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Business Lab

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Supplemental Instruction Leaders attend lectures for targeted courses and conduct several guided study sessions each week to improve study habits and reinforce course content.

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Computer Science Lab

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Office Assistants manage and coordinate the bulk of lab activities while also serving as the first contact point for students, faculty, and community.

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Hiring Process

Post Positions

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Typically at the beginning or end or each semester, we asses the needs of the department and advertise any openings.

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Review

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We review each application, screen for minimum qualifications, and check faculty recommendations.

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Formal Interview

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The hiring committee conducts interviews to get to know each candidate better. At this stage, there’s often a practical skills test.

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Offer

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We make an offer to the candidate we feel is a best fit for the role.

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Academic and Professional Benefits

Post Positions

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A deeper grasp on material relevant to your career or academic goals.

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Review

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The chance to build relationships with professional staff and professors.

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Culture Check

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An extensive training in a program that can make you competitive for internships, positions, and post-graduate studies.

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Formal Interview

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The opportunity to improve skills like communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and time management.

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Offer

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A flexible schedule that provides plenty of space to balance home, school, and work responsibilities.

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FAQ for Jobs

Q.  How do I find current openings in Academic Tutoring?

First, try the search tool on the UVU site that allows you to find opportunities by keyword as well as position type or function. If you’re interested in a specific position but you’re not seeing it in the search, you can contact either Laurie Toro for drop-in inquiries, Aubrey Ryan for Supplemental Instruction inquiries, or Bailey Solomon for office assistant inquiries.

Q.  What do I need to apply for a position?

Each position has slightly different requirements, but generally speaking each position will require a resume, cover letter, and a tentative schedule. Other materials like transcripts, professor recommendations, and course preferences are recommended but not required.

Q.  How many hours a week can I expect to
work?

Most of our student employees end up working somewhere around 10-15 hours a week. And while there are some instances of working more, we find that this range provides the best balance of school, work, and home for most individuals. Federal regulations do cap all part-time positions at 28 hours per week.

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Q.  If I work two jobs on campus, can I work 20 hours per week at each one for a total of 40 hours?

Students can hold more than one position; however, the combined hours per week of all on-campus jobs cannot exceed 28 hours per week. So, unfortunately, you would have to split your 28 hours between both positions.

Q.  Do you have any work study or internship opportunities?

Yes, we certainly do. Students can earn work study awards for nearly all of the positions within the department. Visit the Federal Work Study page to learn more about eligibility requirements.

Internships are a little more selective, but the quick answer is that we do offer internships for a number of our administrative positions. To find internship opportunities, you can search for jobs using the term "internship" or you can connect with our director, Skyler Meeks, for specific inquiries.

Q. Am I eligible to work in Academic Tutoring if I’m an international student?

Absolutely. There are some more particular requirements, but we welcome students from all backgrounds to apply for positions within our department. One thing to note is that international students are allowed a maximum of 20 hours per week rather than the usual 28 hours per week for part-time employees.

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