Tutoring Resource Center

Come Join our Peer Tutoring team – Now hiring for Fall 2019

 

TRC Center Assistant
(2 positions available)
Federal Work Study Only

 The Tutoring Resource Center is looking for a self-motivated, responsible, and customer-service oriented student to represent the center. Center Assistants play a key role in the management of the TRC by: greeting and directing students as they enter, assisting students with scheduling appointments, and supporting the TRC coordinator with daily administrative tasks and a variety of other projects.

Hours/Schedule: 8-12 hrs./ weekly schedule TBD

Pay Rate: $12.00 / hour

TO APPLY: Contact Lauren Eddy, TRC Coordinator, eddyl@wcsu.edu, 203-837-8225


Peer Tutor: Math
With a focus on MAT 098, MAT 100, MAT 100/P, MAT 110

Hours/Schedule: Variable

Pay Rate: $12.00 / hour

TO APPLY: Please see below for Peer Tutor Application and Faculty Recommendation


Requirements for Peer Tutors

The Tutoring Resource Center offers tutoring in over 15 subjects and is are looking to expand our team! We seek exceptional students who are skilled in a subject/content area, possess love of learning and great academic skills and habits, and who enjoy helping and teaching 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, you will need a professor or department chair recommendation from the subject/course(s) you wish to tutor. Please direct a professor or department chair to the link below to submit a TRC Faculty Peer Tutor Recommendation form. *Please note that the coordinator will follow up with all submitted recommendations.
    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

Faculty Recommendation Form

 

 

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.”