Tutors develop new academic skills, learn effective study strategies, and better understand and retain content from courses they tutor. It really is true that the best way to learn is by teaching others!
As a tutor, you get to work directly with helpful staff and teachers, as well as to support and build lasting connections with students. Plus, you earn great pay while doing it - $11 an hour!
Build your Resume
Tutoring is valuable experience to include on your resume. Whether you want to become a teacher or not, tutoring is viewed by employers and academic personnel as worthwhile professional and leadership experience!
How to Apply
To apply for any tutoring position, please print, complete, and return this application as shown below. If you are applying to tutor at Austin High School only, please write AVID at the top of your application.
In person: Student Success Center on any campus, or submit to Vicki Fisher in Austin West Building, office A112, 507-433-0356.
Year around. Flexible hours depending on needs and your availability.
Tutors work with other students individually or in small groups, not only to help them better understand course content, but also to suggest study strategies and to model effective approaches for learning challenging material. Other duties include, but are not limited to: creating, monitoring, and managing a tutoring schedule, attending all appointments in a timely manner, writing and submitting client report forms, communicating with students, instructors, and SSC staff, and staying current on knowledge and skills needed for all courses they tutor.
In addition, peer tutors are required to complete online basic training, complete additional required training, and attend all mandatory meetings. Professional staff provides ongoing training, advising, support, and supervision of all student tutors throughout their tenure with the center.
Peer tutors must meet the academic criteria and receive an instructor's recommendation to tutor specific courses. Effective interpersonal communication skills are a must. Please contact the tutoring supervisor for additional information.
Riverland Community College
Approximately August 15 - June 5. 1-2 hours/day, 3 days/week when Austin Public High School is in session.
Tutors will be trained to tutor using the Socratic method. They will work with small groups of high school students under the supervision of a teacher in an AVID classroom during the school day. Tutors serve as guides and facilitators of students’ learning through questioning, writing, thinking and discussing. Tutors are paid and work 3-6 hours per week.
Tutors must have completed 12 or more college credits and meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement. Tutors hired for AVID will complete required training prior to starting the position and throughout the school year. Suitable candidates are dependable and able to serve as effective role models and mentors to aspiring college students. A genuine desire to positively influence other students and foster beneficial outcomes is a preferred qualification. Tutors and their students all typically enjoy positive outcomes from the AVID Tutoring Program.
All tutors must successfully pass a background check before they can be hired to work with high school age students.
Riverland Community College
Summer only. June-July. 10-25 hours/week
The Be Your Best (BYB) Summer College Prep Academy is a free program for teens and young adults between the ages of 16 and 22. At Be Your Best, students have opportunity to prepare for college by taking pre-college Math, Reading, Writing, and Career Planning. Students receive guidance and support through dedicated instructors, advisors, counselors, and tutors. Students will also benefit from the educational seminars designed for college success and participate in leadership, volunteer and educational activities and field trips throughout the summer.
Be Your Best (BYB) tutors will lead individual or group tutoring sessions. Tutors will help students improve their comprehension of specific course content by modeling various study strategies and effective approaches. Tutors are proactive and responsive to the student’s needs and may schedule additional tutoring time as needed. Tutors maintain records of sessions and provide progress and status reports to the supervisor. Tutors are required to complete a computerized training session and additional training from professional staff during BYB and prior to the beginning of the program. Tutors also participate and assist in bi-weekly seminars and special events such as the BYB Orientation & Graduation and in organizing fun activities and field trips throughout the summer.
Some tutors will be asked to provide rides for participants to and from Riverland campus using a Riverland state vehicle. The tutor must have a valid driver’s license, auto insurance and go through a background check to be eligible.
At least 18 years of age or will be by the start of the program (June 9, 2014).
Self-directed/ability to work independently
Knowledge and ability to work with students who are different from your own culture/traditions
Experience that demonstrates critical thinking, problem solving and outstanding leadership skills
Have earned at least a B+ in college-level English and/or Math (i.e. Freshman English/College Algebra)
Have completed at least 12 credits of college-level work in a college or university setting
Available Mondays - Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (for specific times see application)
Availability for 3-4 evenings throughout the summer for special events given one week¡¦s notice
Availability to attend 10-hours of tutor training prior to June 09, 2014 (dates to be determined)
Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance and be willing to work additional hours to providerides for participants using a Riverland state vehicle
Have prior experience with the Be Your Best Program (past participant/tutor or volunteer)
A current Riverland Student or Riverland Alumni
Have prior experience with tutoring Math and/or English
A first-generation college student (your parents did not complete a bachelor's degree)
A member of a racial/ethnic minority (African, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic etc.)
This program will consist of bringing Riverland College students to work with Banfield Elementary Students during homework club, lunch, or during one of their core class periods. The purpose of this match will provide an academic tutoring support to our students and provide positive role models. During these times the mentors and the students will be setting educational goals, sharing interest and activities like:
Assisting students with school work, projects and Homework
Reading a book
Reading the newspaper
Talking about favorite subjects and what to do to be successful
Sharing a list of activities that students can do to be involved in the community
Talking to Banfield Elementary students about Mentor's personal experience at Riverland Community College, what made them continue studying; how they felt when they were in middle school, and high school. What difference does it make to finish school and go for secondary education? What subjects at school are important for their career, and what took them to be successful at school.
Any weekday (M-F) works. They can choose the day that works for them from the following schedule:
Mondays during 3rd grade Math class: 8:15-9:00 a.m.; 9:30-10:30 a.m.; 12:45-2:30 p.m.
Mondays during Lunch: 10:40-11:30 a.m.; 11:10-11:55 a.m.;11:35-12:20 p.m.; 12:05-12:35 p.m.
Tuesdays during 3rd grade Math or 1st grading reading/math class: 8:15-10:30 a.m. or 12:45-2:30 p.m.
Wednesdays during 3rd grade Math or 1st grade reading/math class: 8:15-10:30 a.m. or 12:45-2:30 p.m.
Thursdays during 3rd grade Math or 1st grade reading/math class:8:15-10:30 a.m. or 12:45-2:30 p.m.
Thursdays during Lunch:10:40-11:30 a.m.; 11:10-11:55 a.m.;11:35-12:20 p.m.; 12:05-12:35 p.m.
Fridays during 3rd grade math or 1st grade reading/math class: 8:15-10:30 a.m. or 12:45-2:30 p.m.
During Homework Club Wednesdays - after school from 2:45-4:00 p.m.
Good communication and organizational skills. The mentor needs to be a good listener, have personal commitment and consistency, respect for youth, patience, ability to accept different points of view, understand other cultures values, and differences.
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