Become a Tutor
We are now accepting applications for SPRING 2014
Helping students succeed will be one of the most rewarding experiences during your time at OU.
- Create your own schedule
- Master your own knowledge of subject area - great prep for the GRE and MCAT
- Build your leadership and communication skills
- Gain meaningful skills for future employment
Our mission is to offer academic support by helping students develop fundamental skills necessary to succeed academically and independently. Sessions are structured to develop critical thinking skills and to offer students opportunities to apply knowledge they have acquired in the classroom.
As an employee of Ohio University and the Academic Advancement Center, the primary function of a tutor is to offer academic support through the AAC by exemplifying patience, professionalism and a commitment to independent learning by creating engaging and challenging learning environments for students. Tutors are also expected to continually work to reinforce knowledge of content and actively utilize successful tutoring strategies as discussed in tutor training. Academic dishonesty is not tolerated and will result in termination.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- A "B" or higher in the course(s) you wish to tutor
- Must have completed one semester of college level coursework at Ohio University
- Currently enrolled at Ohio University
- A willingness to help others and strong work ethic
Key Responsibilities - Academic
- Uphold our mission and maintain a professional and patient demeanor
- Create a positive learning environment and encourage independent by helping students identify problem areas and giving them opportunities to practice what they know and build upon that knowledge
- Maintain knowledge of subjects by reviewing content periodically
- Attend training sessions and participate in evaluation process to improve tutoring skills and session
- Maintain confidentiality as outlined in the FERPA Compliance Statement
Key Responsibilities - Administrative
- Utilize Tutor Trac to manage your availabilities and appointments, and log appointments (missed and cancelled)
- Communicate schedule changes, absences, lateness, concerns, and issues
- Uphold rules and policies of the department and communicate rules and policies to students
- Check email and Black Board to remain informed of activity at the AAC
- Submit complete time sheets and hours in Work Force in a timely manner
Upon completing the hiring and training process tutors:
- are listed in Tutor Trac
- are able to post their available hours for tutoring
- can serve in the Math Center and Science Center
- can work with Program Students and accept appointments for private pay
- can work up to 20 hours per week
If you meet the qualifications, please follow the 4 Steps below:
Step 1: Read the Job Description
Step 2: Complete the AAC Tutor Application here.
Step 3: Submit (2) Faculty Reference Form. Remember to complete the Applicant section before giving the form to your professor. Your professor can mail it to us or you can bring it to our office.
Step 4: Drop off a copy of your DARS (PDF copy only). Qualified applicants will be invited to interview.
Successful candidates can begin On-line Training
- Download and complete Tutor Response Form: TUTOR RESPONSE FORM.pdf
- Watch the on-line Tutor Training Tutorial and complete the Tutor Response Form *Does not work using Internet Explorer, use FireFox or Safari*: TUTOR TRAINING
- Once we have received your Tutor Response Form, you will receive instructions for completing online training through Blackboard to prepare you for Tutor Trac and Work Force
Begin Tutoring and Attend Training Sessions
- OU Tutoring #1: The Basics - dates and times to be announced
- OU Tutoring #2: The Tutoring Session - dates and times to be announced
- Leadership Workshop: topic varies, dates and times to be announced