Tutors improve their own academic skills, learn and model effective study strategies, and better understand and retain content from courses they tutor. The adage that claims the "the best way to learn is by teaching others" really is true!
As a tutor, you will enjoy opportunity to work directly with helpful staff and instructors, as well as to support other students while building lasting connections with them. Plus, you receive paid training and earn a competitive wage while doing it!
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As a highly responsible position and growth opportunity, tutoring is valuable experience to include on your resume. Whether you seek a career in education, healthcare, or another field, tutoring is viewed by employers and academic personnel as worthwhile professional and leadership experience!
How to Apply
Apply for Riverland and AVID tutoring positions by completing our Online Application, followed by a Work Availability Schedule.
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.
An affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Individual college programs accredited by associated professional organizations.
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