SLAC LAB TUTOR JOB DESCRIPTION
In order for SLAC tutors to grow professionally, as well as personally they are given an opportunity to participate in a variety of challenging experiences.
Responsibilities include the following:
- Tutoring students on academic subjects in the SLAC Lab by furnishing information, helping solve problems, offering support, suggesting study tips and strategies, and making referrals when appropriate;
- Assisting in the recruiting, selection, hiring, and training of new tutor;
- Being familiar with and supporting SLAC and its policies;
- Attending training sessions (pre semester and weekly during the fall and spring semesters);
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students and faculty;
- Serving as a resource person for other SLAC staff members;
- Promoting and marketing SLAC services;
- Creating and maintaining a professional attitude;
- Demonstrating adequate communication skills;
- Developing an awareness of diverse cultures and their unique needs;
- Maintaining a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
- Selecting and developing new informative/instructional materials (developing handouts, evaluating new resources, etc.);
- Working on special projects for SLAC (projects assigned or approved by the SLAC staff);
- Conducting mini courses, class presentations, or other SLAC outreach programs;
- Attending and making presentations at professional conferences;
- Conducting research in your area(s) of expertise; and
- Preparing and conducting training sessions, with approval of the SLAC lab coordinator.
We are looking for excellence as well as diversity within our close bond of tutors. SLAC lab tutors are expected to establish the following priorities for their time:
- Academic commitments
- SLAC responsibilities
- Extracurricular activities
SLAC understands that a tutor is, above all, a student. However, a tutor should be the type of student who can handle SLAC responsibilities and academic requirements without neglecting either.
Working as a tutor provides some of the best workplace training possible; tutors must be dependable, motivated, caring and responsible (all valuable qualities to employers). Since our tutors demonstrate proficiency in many important areas, ex-SLACers find the professional job search goes much easier because of their tutoring experience.
SLAC is located on the fourth floor of the Albert B. Alkek Library. Our office is in Room #411. Call the Lab Coordinator at 245-2515 for additional information.