Engineering Tutor - College of Engineering - UAA Learning Commons

University of Alaska
June 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:$15.26
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Engineering Tutor - College of Engineering - UAA Learning Commons
  • Job Number: 525268

  • Classification: Student Assistant 2

  • Grade: Student Assistant 2

  • Work type: Student Employee, Temporary

  • Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Anchorage

  • School/Business unit: UAA Office of the Provost

  • Location: Anchorage

  • Categories: Engineering/Computer Science

  • Position Summary:

    Do you enjoy helping other students learn concepts and succeed? The College of Engineering in collaboration with the UAA Learning Commons is currently recruiting for student employees to tutor engineering students. Engineering tutors facilitate student learning and help engineering students better understand concepts or applications of engineering course content.


    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Engineering tutors facilitate learning and help students better understand concepts and applications of engineering course content. Engineering tutors will be paid as level 2 student employees ($15.26/hour) for up to 20 hours per week. Engineering tutors support students and assist them in gaining effective study skills and maximizing their potential for their academic success. Engineering tutors are needed in: civil engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, geomatics and general engineering courses.

    Duties include tutoring students individually or in small groups. In-person and online tutoring hours are generally available. Maintain records and participate in training and workshops as needed. Other duties as assigned. Ability to work assigned hours, possibly including some evenings or weekends. Ability to work with a diverse population. Ability to effectively explain and demonstrate academic content concepts using a variety of teaching and rhetorical strategies.

    Additional Job Duties: • Follow all procedures and policies set by the College of Engineering and the Learning Commons. • Be familiar with campus academic resources available to students. • Report immediately to the coordinator when critical issues arise. • Submit timesheets to the Learning Commons Director for approval as scheduled by the UAA Payroll Office.

    Expectations: • Act in a professional manner, and be sensitive to and respectful of student needs. • Notify Learning Commons Director and students in advance if you need to reschedule or cancel a session. • Keep all information on students you work with confidential. • Support and care about student success.

    Preferred Experience & Education:

    Qualifications: • Must possess excellent problem solving, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. • Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours in current semester in UA system. • Ability to work minimum of 4 hours of scheduled tutoring weekly. • Earned grade of B (3.0) or higher in the selected tutoring topic. • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. • Prior enrollment in the course(s) to be tutored. • Capacity to work with students with diverse backgrounds. • Commitment to work the time promised.

    Required Experience & Education:

    Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 with a minimum of a B (3.0) in subject(s) tutored.

    NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.

    Salary Information:

    This is a part time, 9-month, non-exempt, student position. This position's starting pay is $15.26/hour.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

    This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year.

    The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

    UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.

    The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

    Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Helen Sale, Shared Services HR Coordinator, at (907) 786-6885.

    Advertised: 28 Jul 2023 Alaskan Daylight Time Applications close: 30 Jun 2024 Alaskan Daylight Time

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