Tutoring Resource Center

Come Join our Peer Tutoring team – Now Hiring for Spring/Fall 2019

 

The Tutoring Resource Center offers tutoring in the subjects of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Meteorology, Psychology, Social Sciences, Women’s Studies, Music, Health Promotion & Exercise, Communication, Spanish/other world languages, and many others.

Required Qualifications

  • Current enrollment as undergraduate or graduate program (any major) at Western Connecticut State University;
  • Sophomore standing or above;
  • Overall grade point average of 3.2 or higher and a strong background in the field in which you would like to tutor;
  • Positive outlook on writing and academic work;
  • Demonstrate effective listening skills, compassion for helping others, ability to explain course content concisely;

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned a grade of a B + or higher in each of the course(s) one would like to tutor in;
  • ​Previous experience as a tutor or peer mentor;
  • Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively and productively with peers;
  • Exemplify an ability to balance both hours as a tutor and dedication
    as a WCSU student in respected program i.e. excellent time management skills.
  • Previous employment involving customer service.

Hours and Salary

  • 5 (minimum) to 15 hours per week
  • $12.00/per hour

Benefits?

Tutoring is the best way to reinforce the concepts you’ve learned and you get the satisfaction
of knowing you’re helping fellow students achieve their goals.

  • Good Pay ($12 per hour);
  • Work right on WCSU campus;
  • Set your hours according to your schedule;
  • We will pay you while you train;
  • Leadership experience;
  • Good resume builder providing skills employers are looking for.

Interested students should submit the following:

  1.  Please press button and fill-out the application below (fillable PDF) and then email it as an attachment to TRC Coordinator- Lauren Eddy (eddyl@wcsu.edu). One can also drop it off at the TRC Office, Room 206 in the Haas Library Midtown;
  2.  Next, ask a professor or department chair in the subject/course(s) you wish to tutor in for a brief letter of recommendation and ask them to send to TRC Coordinator (via email or internal mail).
    For transfer students, a recommendation from prior University faculty member is acceptable. 
  3. Once Coordinator receives your application she will then contact you (via WCSU email or phone call) regarding the recommendation(s) and tentative interview times/days.
  4. Lastly, have a printed copy of your resume ready for an interview.

 

TRC Tutor Application

 

Testimonials from past TRC peer tutors:

“Working for the Tutoring Resource Center is a great way to give back to the academic community and make a little money too!”

“Tutoring has helped me solidify my choice/career path in teaching – it inspires me to think beyond the traditional lecture style and classroom.”

“There’s nothing better than to see a tutee (who you’ve been working with for months) finish a math problem step-by-step on their own and with no mistakes. We were both grinning from ear-to-ear that day.”