The Tutoring Center employs over 150 undergraduate students. 

We have work-study, wages, and volunteer opportunities! Explore our student employment positions and apply below:

Subject Area Tutor

Job Description:

Subject-area tutors provide assistance to UVM undergraduates in different ways. ‘Campus-Wide’ tutors work with students directly to set-up appointments around campus while Tutoring Center based tutors hold regularly scheduled hours in the Tutoring Center. Tutors meet either one-on-one or in groups, reviewing course-specific material and learning strategies.

Tutoring sessions are typically an hour in length, and tutors are expected to work no more than 10 hours each week, though the hours are incredibly flexible. Hours are often split between scheduled time in the Tutoring Center, and more variable appointments made by request with students.

We hire on a rolling basis, so if at any time throughout the school year you are motivated to share your expertise, you can apply at any time!

Qualifications:

All undergraduate students are encouraged to apply beginning their second-year until their final semester as a senior. Tutors are required to have completed the course(s) they wish to tutor, having maintained a grade of B+ or better and will be required to obtain a faculty recommendation completed by their professor for each course they wish to tutor. The recommendation is not necessary for application, but must be submitted prior to starting work. Upon hire, tutors must also attend training before they can begin work in the Tutoring Center.

Compensation:

$10.10 per hour to start, with raises available with additional experience.

High Demand Courses:

We consistently receive a high demand for tutoring for these courses. The more courses you are qualified to tutor, the more competitive your application is.

How To Apply:

Please follow this link to find our new, online application. If the link does not work, please copy and paste the following address into your address bar: go.uvm.edu/tutorapp

The Center for Academic Success values and advocates for diversity in its student services and recruitment practices.

Study Skills Tutor

Job Description:

For general information on what it's like to be a tutor, please see the "Subject Area Tutoring" section above. In addition to the information above, our Study Skills tutors go through additional training to help their peers develop effective skills and strategies for academic success. They offer guidance on a range of topics, which often include time management, note-taking, effective reading, active study systems, and test taking strategies

How to apply:

Please follow this link to find our new, online application. If the link does not work, please copy and paste the following address into your address bar: go.uvm.edu/tutorapp

The Center for Academic Success values and advocates for diversity in its student services and recruitment practices.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader

Job Description:

Supplemental instruction is a program instituted at universities nationwide. SI is offered in those classes that have high rates of enrollment and high rates of D's, F's, or withdrawals, predominantly in the sciences and social sciences.

The program assists students by offering opportunities for an increased level of engagement with course material. SI leaders attend lecture and take notes along with students, then prepare two, hour-long review sessions each week that focus on key skills and concepts presented. SI leaders incorporate valuable study skills, techniques, or strategies within practical applications of the course material.

Leading supplemental instruction requires a substantial time commitment and dedication. SI leaders are expected to:

  • Attend Supplemental Instruction Leader training
  • Attend all class meetings of selected course
  • Act as a model student
  • Schedule and conduct two, 50-minute study sessions each week
  • Hold office hours each week
  • Prepare materials and plan each session
  • Make in-class announcements and distribute surveys
  • Collect and submit contact data for ALL SI sessions
  • Maintain close contact with students, professors, and supervisors

Qualifications:

Supplemental instruction leaders work within the peer-tutoring model embraced by the Tutoring Center. As students, they have taken the course for which they are leading SI (or an appropriate equivalent) and received a minimum grade of a B+. In addition, each leader must receive a recommendation by the faculty in the department ensuring their knowledge of the material. Often, SI Leaders have previously worked and continue to work as Subject-Area tutors in this discipline with the Tutoring Center.

Compensation:

$10.10 per hour to start; with raises available with experience.

How To Apply:

 

Please follow this link to find our new, online application. If the link does not work, please copy and paste the following address into your address bar: go.uvm.edu/tutorapp

The Center for Academic Success values and advocates for diversity in its student services and recruitment practices.

Front Desk Student Assistants

Front Desk Student Assistants are situated in the lobby of the Tutoring Center in 244 Living and Learning Commons. Assistants greet all visitors (students, faculty, staff, guests) to the Tutoring Center and quickly assess what services best meet their needs. Front desk team members answer the telephone, manage emails, schedule appointments, and assist with other administrative responsibilities. In addition, Front Desk Student Assistants maintain a welcoming, inclusive and professional office.

Qualifications:

Must have a positive attitude and willingness to help peers. Some public/customer service experience is desirable. Candidates should have availability for shifts within the Tutoring Center's open hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-8:30pm, Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, and Sunday 4:30pm-8:30pm. Schedules are arranged based on student availability.

This position is available only to students with Federal Work Study funds.

Compensation:

$10.10 per hour starting rate; raises available with experience.

How To Apply:

Complete the Front Desk Assistant Application (PDF) and return completed application via email or drop off at the Tutoring Center front desk, at 244 Living/Learning Commons.

For questions regarding the Front Desk Student Assistant position, contact Benjamin Kennedy, Learning Coordinator and Front Desk Assistant Supervisor (benjamin.kennedy@uvm.edu, 802-656-4075).

The Center for Academic Success values and advocates for diversity in its student services and recruitment practices.