Tutors for the Center for Student Excellence Learning Assistance Lab are undergraduate students who excel academically, have good interpersonal skills, and are motivated by a desire to help other students in the following courses: biological sciences, chemistry, physics, math, English, foreign languages, history, accounting, and several other core-courses.
1. Enrolled full-time and a sophomore when beginning to work with at least one semester on campus. You may apply before you have earned 30 hours.
2. A minimum cummulative 3.0 GPA,
3. In courses under consideration, an “A” or "B" grade is required, or, in some cases, commensurate skill or experience in the subject, ie.a native language speaker,
4. A faculty recommendation in certain courses is required for content-competency
5. Participation in scheduled two-day, pre-semester training sessions is mandatory,
6. A high level of interpersonal and oral and non-verbal communication skills and an ease in relating to people from varying educational, cultural, and social backgrounds, to be determined by Learning Assistance Coordinator,
7. A demonstrated level of leadership and responsibility and customer service
8. The ability to tutor in multiple subject areas preferred.
The purpose of tutoring is to provide students with a safe learning environment through a collaborative learning experience. Tutors will engage and encourage students in becomming active, responsible, and successful learners by developing related skills and strategies. Tutoring is a deliberate process that emphasises a student's responsibility for his/her own learning process while the tutor functions as a facilitator or guide. Daily paperwork is required to ensure program accountability in tracking of services.