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Tutor Employment

SLAC Lab Tutor Qualifications:

  • Have a minimum of a B in the courses you wish to tutor.
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Obtain excellent faculty references.
  • Have completed at least 24 hours of college work.
  • Be ethical, responsible, and enjoy helping others.

Details and apply here


Veterans Tutoring Veterans Qualifications:

  • Must be a Veteran
  • Have a minimum of a B in the courses you wish to tutor.
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Obtain excellent faculty references.
  • Have completed at least 24 hours of college work.
  • Be ethical, responsible, and enjoy helping others.

Details and apply here


Private Tutor Qualifications:

Must:

  • Have a minimum of a B in the courses you wish to tutor.
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Obtain excellent faculty references.
  • Be ethical, responsible and enjoy helping others.
  • Not be a Texas State faculty member (T.A.s and I.A.s are eligible with written
    permission from their department chair).

International students are not eligible to become private tutors with SLAC because private tutors are not employed through the University.

Details and apply here


STEPS TO THE HIRING PROCESS

The following is a step-by-step outline of SLAC’s hiring process. (Note that there are three tutoring positions available: SLAC Lab Tutor, Private Tutor or Veteran Tutor. Please read the job description for each position to determine which one best parallels your skills.)

1.       Applicant fills out an employment application located on SLAC’s web site. *We are always looking for good tutors, but we may not have a slot available at the present time. SLAC hires tutors who will fit into the following three categories:
*Verbal (this consists of writing, study skills and strategies, possibly a language, and includes all courses where there is a paper that needs to be written).
     Note: You do not have to be an English major to be a verbal tutor!
*Quantitative (which consists of math, science, statistics, and possibly a language).
     Note: Possible majors are math, biology, chemistry, engineering, education, etc.
*Business (which consists of accounting, economics, finance, CIS, statistics, and possibly a language).
     Note: Possible majors are accounting, finance, economics, business, etc. 
 
2.       Once the Tutorial Services Coordinator receives your application, you will receive a notification reply via email letting you know that your application has been received. You can call the SLAC office at (512) 245-2515 to make an appointment to speak with the Tutorial Services Coordinator for specific questions.
3.       SLAC requests references for applicant. Please refer to the following section which shows how we request references.
4.       Applicant makes an appointment to take a diagnostic test in his/her content area (Approximately 1-2 hours, depending on the individual—the test is not timed; therefore, the test will not be given after 3 pm during normal work days (8-5 Monday through Friday).
5.       Applicant meets with the Tutorial Services Coordinator and other staff personal for an interview and to see if a job offer is appropriate.

ACADEMIC REFERENCES

You must provide the name of at least two faculty references for each subject area you wish to tutor. We will ask the persons completing references for you to electronically submit the "Tutor Reference Form.” They will then send the reference electronically. You may also provide the name of references that are faculty members other than those in your content area or from a student who holds a position of responsibility (SLAC Lab Tutor, RA, officer of a club). Please provide the names of at least two faculty references. If you, the prospective tutor, are not a student or are a first semester transfer student, one professional reference relevant to the academic subject area is acceptable. If you are a teaching assistant, graduate, undergraduate assistant, or course grader, submit written approval from your department chair.