Interested in working at the MSSC? We hire the majority of our tutors during spring semester in preparation for the following academic year.
There are two positions: general tutor and lead tutor. Once hired, tutors typically continue to work until graduation and have opportunities to change between positions each semester as schedules and needs vary.
General tutors typically work two hours a week at the center and help in as many subject areas as possible. Competency in at least two subject areas is highly desirable. Lead tutors can work up to 4.5 hours a week and are assigned to support a specific class and/or section. Their focus is on the students in that class, but are also often asked to assist in their other areas of knowledge.
1. Register with Symplicity and upload your resume for the Symplicity posting for the MSSC position. Ask an instructor to serve as your reference and let the instructor know that we will be asking for an endorsement of your work.
2. Submit the Math and Science Skills Center Application.
Lead Tutors (LTs) are MSSC tutors whose primary role is to support a specific course. By attending course meetings they are reacquainted with the material and expectations of the instructor and can provide tailored help to students in the class.
• Facilitate communication between the instructor and the MSSC.
• Serve as the primary tutor for that course.
• Assist other tutors in helping students in that course.
• Tutor will have taken the course. Exceptions are acceptable for QR courses.
• Tutor will be available to attend the lecture (not taking a class that meets at the same time). Exceptions are also possible, especially for economics.
• Tutor will be able to work at least two of the three evenings the MSSC is open.
1. Attend class. You are encouraged/expected to attend the class you tutor. We do not want you to ask the instructors to reteach topics you missed by not attending lecture. If you find that you can easily do the homework without attending the class regularly then it would be ok if you did not attend every lecture. Model good behavior when attending class.
2. Review homework assignments very soon after they are assigned. Work problems yourself when appropriate. When answer keys are available, make sure the instructor’s policy for use of these keys is clear to all tutors.
3. Hold regular hours in the MSSC. Irregular hours are also acceptable if the course structure calls for it. In addition, extra review sessions can be held, especially prior to tests.
4. Communicate to your students via email on at least a weekly basis. Remind them of your hours and the availability of other MSSC tutors.
5. Meet with instructor when needed to perform your duties.