APPLY TO BE A TUTOR AT THE LARC


Current Openings

As of 11/23/22, the LARC has the following positions open for Spring 2023 (but will continue to interview for all positions):

ACC 202 
ASL 102/202 
BIO 111
BIO 269
CHE 232 

CSC 110
CSC 112
CSC 115
CSC 220
CSC 241 
ECO 351 
MAT 121/125 
MAT 151
PHY 130
PHY 140
PHY 180
 

Tutor Position Overview 

West Chester University's Learning Assistance and Resource Center (LARC) houses the university's tutoring center, success coaching office, and writing center. The tutoring center employs roughly 130 tutors each semester and offers tutoring in more than 80 courses. The purpose of this role is to provide tutoring services to WCU students.

  • Job Title: Tutor
  • Location: West Chester University (WCU) - In Person and Remote
  • Department: Learning Assistance & Resource Center (LARC)
  • Pay: New Hire: $10; Upon completion of Level I Tutor training: $11
  • Optional trainings – Level II Tutor: $12 and Level III Tutor: $13
  • Peer Tutor Coordinator Position: $15 (Level III Training Required) 

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Prepare for tutoring sessions by reviewing topics and creating necessary tutoring materials.
  • Facilitate tutoring sessions with students individually and/or in a group.
  • Review class material with students by discussing text, working solutions to problems, or reviewing worksheets or other assignments.
  • Teach students study skills, note-taking skills, and test-taking strategies.
  • Provide feedback to students, using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage, motivate, or build confidence in students.
  • Participate in CRLA Level 1 training sessions.
  • Organize tutoring environment to promote productivity and learning.
  • Collaborate with students, Peer Tutor Coordinators, the Assistant Director, and professor to determine student needs, develop tutoring plans, or assess student progress.
  • Update files in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Attend student’s class, if needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Admitted or enrolled in a degree program at WCU
  • Grade of A- or better in any course intended to tutor or completion of higher-level course
  • Undergraduate - minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Graduate - minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA
  • One professor reference, preferably in the subject intended to tutor
  • Access to campus for in-person tutoring sessions using on-campus parking or other modes of transportation, or access to a computer, Wi-Fi, and camera for virtual sessions.
  • Recommendation from one professor (preferably in content area)

Preferred Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience in tutoring, teaching, coaching or conducting study groups
  • Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Patience
  • Organization
  • Time Management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Flexibility/Adaptability

Benefits of Being a Tutor

  • Get paid for helping your peers to succeed academically
  • Learn valuable skills: Communication, small group management, leadership, time management, study skills, etc.
  • Flexibility - Schedule your hours when best for you - we offer sessions 59 hours a week over 6 days
  • Mastering material within your major will help you on assessments like the GRE, MCAT, LCAT, etc.
  • Graduate schools value tutoring experience when admitting students and hiring Teaching Assistants and Graduate Assistants
  • Professional Development - Opportunity to gain College Reading and Learning Association Level 1, 2, and 3 certifications, with corresponding increases in pay
  • Opportunity to interact with peers across majors and schools
  • Priority registration for tutoring at the start of each semester (yes, our tutors get tutored!)

Contact Information

  • Kaitlyn Crouse-Machcinski 
    • Associate Director, LARC & Writing Center 
    • kmachcinski@wcupa.edu 
    • Contact for questions regarding:
      • Current open positions 
      • Interview scheduling
      • Status of application after interview
  • Jamee Tobias 
    • Clerical Support, LARC & Writing Center 
    • jtobias@wcupa.edu 
    • Contact for questions regarding: 
      • Application process 
      • Professor recommendation
LARC tutors set their own schedules, become certified tutors through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), participate in professional development and can apply for leadership opportunities, and get paid to help others succeed. Join our team today!

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