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University Student Assistant - Student Success Center Peer Tutor (Fall 2023 - Summer 2024)

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Work type: University Student Assistant
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Student Employment



Student Success Center


$10.00 (Max 20 hours per week)

Position Summary: 

Provides tutoring to individuals and small groups in the Student Success Center (SSC) located in the Houston Cole Library, 2nd floor. The SSC tutoring program is CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association) certified. If hired, students are expected to complete 10 hours of training. This position assists students in improving academic achievement, supports students by reviewing and clarifying learning problems, and provides useful study skills to students that need supplemental help. Additionally, peer tutors provide subject-area knowledge and serve as a model for students in the techniques, strategies, attitudes, and beliefs that successful learners employ as they acquire new knowledge, solve problems, and complete academic tasks. Tutors may also provide drop-in tutoring assistance to students based on requests for academic assistance.
Tutors must possess knowledge of subject area material beyond a basic level; have excellent communication skills; the ability to provide an active learning experience for students by explaining difficult concepts and providing examples for explorations. Other assistance might include reviewing class material and discussing the text and course content.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend mandatory tutor training and required workshops.
  • Attend all tutoring sessions and notify the Tutor Coordinator if a session must be cancelled.
  • Prepare for tutoring sessions by reviewing any notes, handouts, and/or textbook
  • Be punctual, begin all sessions promptly, use the time for academic tasks, and focus on the student’s needs.
  • Complete tutorial reports reflective of the content and objectives accomplished during each session.
  • Complete biweekly electronic timesheets
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality regarding academic progress and/or personal information concerning students.
  • Adheres to all department and University policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of 3.0 college GPA or higher required
  • Must have earned an A or B in all courses tutored
  • Submit a faculty recommendation:
  • Must have completed at least one semester of full-time attendance at JSU
  • Enrolled as a JSU student taking at least three (3) hours per fall or spring semester
  • Applicants must attach under “Transcript” an unofficial copy of their student transcript or class registration as evidence of student enrollment and GPA.
  • Must be willing to tutor during the evening hours and during times that do not conflict with a tutor’s class schedule.

Notice Regarding International Students:

  • All international students must be in a valid immigration status.
  • Due to Visa requirements international students must be enrolled as a full-time JSU student and possess each of the following:
  1. Passport from their respective country.
  2. F-1 Student Visa or J-1 Exchange Student Visa.
  3. U.S. Customs Form I-94.
  4. Official photo identification.
  5. Official Social Security Card imprinted with “Valid for Work Only” or similar statement

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcript

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