Are you interested in working as a math tutor at the Math Skills Center?

To apply, email your completed application, unofficial transcript (you can redact non-math-related courses, if you’d like), cover letter, and resume to Russ Petricka and Erik Warren no later than midnight CST on Friday, March 29th.

Minimum Qualifications:

You must have at least a 3.0 GPA in math-related coursework OR a B in Linear Algebra or any advanced course beyond Linear Algebra.

Job Description:

Math Skills Center tutors assist peers in a variety of math courses to increase their understanding of mathematical concepts, complete their homework, and prepare for quizzes and exams. Tutors must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, greeting students, moving around the MSC, and asking students how they are doing and if they need any help.

Tutors must have sufficient mathematical background, particularly in the calculus sequence, to support students with questions in these courses. Tutors often work with students individually, but they may also support small groups. Additionally, tutors are expected to circulate throughout the MSC to ensure all students receive attention and support with their questions. The MSC caters to students enrolled in any math course, whether or not they want assistance, and tutors are expected to navigate an environment serving a variety of students with a variety of needs.

New tutors must be:

  • in good academic standing
  • able to work at least two hours/week
  • willing and able to attend and participate actively in all mandatory (and paid) training and professional-development activities

We are looking for applicants who possess these skills and qualities:

  • excellent work habits: reliability, dependability, and integrity
  • comfort with supporting students in a variety of math-related courses
  • the empathy to respond to students with patience and tact
  • the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students
  • independence and good judgment: tutors occasionally work with little or no supervision
  • commitment to ongoing growth and professional development

Benefits of employment:

  • flexible work hours and paid training and professional development
  • valuable preparation for graduate school or any career that involves teaching or communication skills   

Questions? Feel free to contact:

Russ Petricka, Math Skills Center Supervisor, x5560 or Melanie Cashin, Director, Academic Support Center, 420C Library, x5998 or Erik Warren, Program Assistant, Academic Support Center, 420A Library, x4027.