Calculus Peer Tutor in The Study

University of Kentucky

United States

January 1, 2022

Description

Posting Details Job Title Calculus Peer Tutor in The Study

Requisition Number DU08514 Department Name 1B140: Transformative Learning Work Location Lexington, KY Salary Range $10.00/hour Type of Position Student Position Time Status Part-Time Required Education

Qualified applicants will have taken MA 113 AND 114 at the University of Kentucky and made an “A” or “B” in both courses in the series. Applicants who have only taken one course in the above series will not be considered for the position.

Qualified applicants will also have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

PLEASE NOTE, only applications including a resume and transcript will be reviewed. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or advisor is also required but can be submitted at any time before your interview if you are offered one. Letters of recommendation can be submitted by a UK faculty or staff member using this link: https: // uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV3qkMr6MbGgqBL5r

Required Related Experience

You must have taken the courses you wish to tutor at the University of Kentucky and made an “A” or “B” in the course.

Required License/Registration/Certification

If accepted for the position, applicants must attend Peer Tutor Training. Training will include online as well as in-person sessions.

Physical Requirements

Sitting and standing for long periods of time.

Shift

Peer Tutors can expect to work between six and twenty hours per week based on their availability and the needs of tutees. Peer Tutors' schedules are determined at the beginning of each semester and will not change from week to week. Shifts will be between three and eight hours long (again based on availability and student need) and will take place between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm on Sunday, and between 2:00 pm and 10:00 pm Monday through Thursday.

Job Summary

This position is for the 2021-2022 Academic Year and will begin Spring semester.

Peer Tutors assist fellow undergraduates in UK courses through Transformative Learning's Peer Tutoring Program at The Study. There are no appointments and tutoring is offered in small, informal groups. Peer Tutors help tutees fully understand concepts, complete assignments, and study for exams. Peer Tutors are responsible for greeting tutees and making them feel welcome and included, providing guidance in course content, and helping tutees hone study skills and strategies.

Peer Tutors guide tutees to deeper understandings of course material and are never expected to give answers or replace course instructors.

Peer Tutors receive extensive training in preparation for being effective peer tutors, so no prior tutoring experience is needed.

Because the Peer Tutor position is a professional position, it includes responsibilities beyond working regular shifts, including professional development sessions, performance evaluations, regular team meetings, and promotional activities.

PLEASE NOTE: By applying to this position you will automatically be considered for any Peer Tutor position with Transformative Learning, for which you are qualified. You do not need to apply to multiple positions.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Applicants should enjoy helping others and sharing their experiences as students of calculus. Applicants should have outstanding oral communication skills and be professional and timely. A thorough working knowledge of the MA 113 and 114 series is also required.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience

None

Deadline to Apply 01/01/2022 University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How will you be an asset to the Transformative Learning Peer Tutoring Program?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please describe any previous tutoring experience you have, including work that was informal, volunteer, or paid. (Please note that previous tutoring experience is NOT a requirement for this position.)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • What is your major?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please list any and all UK courses, including but not limited to ones advertised in this posting, you are interested in and qualified to tutor. Note that to be qualified to tutor a course, you have to have taken it at UK, made an "A" or "B" in the course, and feel comfortable conveying course content to current students.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • About how many hours a week would you like to work as a Peer Tutor?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • What is your expected graduation date?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Have you been awarded Federal Work Study?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • Are you a Kentucky resident?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment, must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated. I understand that I will be obligated to comply with the new COVID-19 vaccination requirement prior to starting employment at the University of Kentucky.
  • Yes
  • No
  • Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect patient, employee, and visitor safety, UK HealthCare is requiring all employees to comply with the COVID-19 vaccination policy prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of September 15, 2021, UK HealthCare requires all employees, including new hires prior to their first day of employment, to submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19 (i.e., two weeks past completing their complete COVID-19 vaccination series), or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal vaccine exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated. I understand that I will be required to comply with the new COVID-19 vaccination policy prior to starting employment at UK HealthCare.
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Academic Transcript
  • Optional Documents