Employment Information

Fall 2021
Tutoring Services is currently accepting applications for fall 2021.  If you are interested in a one or more of our positions, please complete the Tutoring Services Employment Application 2021-2022

All applications must be accompanied by recommendations from a Kutztown University faculty member(s) for each course you would like to tutor.  Recommendations must be submitted via email to tutor@kutztown.edu

If you have any questions, please contact R. Chad Brown, Assistant Director for Retention & Student Success at cbrown@kutztown.edu 

Job descriptions:
  • Peer Tutor

    A Peer Tutor is a knowledgeable student who has a general understanding of Kutztown University systems, academics, and resources to enhance a student’s academic experience. Peer tutors assist assigned students in becoming more successful and independent learners.  Peer tutors provide and help to integrate effective learning and study strategies for their assigned students while at the same time helping to clarify and/or reinforce course content, assignments, and material.

    Responsibilities
     

    • Provide individualized content and skill-development tutoring to assigned students (tutees).
    • Create and maintain a tutoring schedule convenient to both tutor and tutee.
    • Be familiar with campus resources available to students.
    • Make appropriate student referrals to college offices, departments or professionals, when necessary.
    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of each tutoring session using Tutoring Services forms.
    • Limit tutoring time per session to approximately 1 hour.
    • Maintain strict confidentiality of all student information, material, and discussions shared in the tutoring relationship.
    • Submit attendance and student employee time card bi-weekly to Tutoring Services.

     Qualifications 

    • Must be a Kutztown University, undergraduate, degree-seeking student.
    • Earned grade of B+ or higher in the selected course.
    • Faculty recommendation (content competency required).
    • Prior enrollment in the selected course highly desirable.
    • Good academic and student conduct standing.
    • Overall GPA of 2.75 with a 3.0 GPA in major.
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

     Commitment 

    • Completion of Tutoring Services and Social Equity Training
    • Maintain and check daily your KU email account
    • Ability to work 5-10 hours per week

     Benefits

    • Opportunity to develop and maintain positive relationships with peers
    • Develop leadership skills
    • Interactions with Kutztown University departments, faculty, and staff
    • Salary $7.25/hour

    Application and Hiring Process

    If you have specific questions, please contact R. Chad Brown, Assistant Director for Retention & Student Success at (610) 683-4771 or by email at cbrown@kutztown.edu.

  • Student Course Assistant

    Student Course Assistants facilitate student learning and help students better understand concepts or applications of course content. The Student Course Assistant attends course meetings and provides weekly small group sessions covering the course content.

     The Student Course Assistants support students and assists them in gaining effective study skills and maximizing their potential for their academic success. While attending the course, the Student Course Assistants gather insight into the course content and the instruction methods in use. The Student Course Assistants also maintain ongoing contact with Tutoring Services and Student Success Center.

    Primary Responsibilities 

    • Attend all class meetings of the selected course, take accurate notes, and understand all the homework, reading assignments and projects.
    • Facilitate at least two 60-minute small group study sessions per week throughout the semester.
    • Provide additional study sessions as necessary (e.g. prior to quizzes and exams).
    • Actively recruit students to attend small group study sessions.
    • Be prepared and on time for each small group study sessions.
    • Be familiar with campus resources available to students.
    • Plan small group study sessions using a wide variety of interactive learning strategies (without re-teaching, lecturing or completing students’ assignments for them).
    • Prepare handouts, informal quizzes, and other learning aids for small group study sessions.
    • Submit attendance and student employee time card bi-weekly to Tutoring Services.

    Qualifications 

    • Must be a Kutztown University, undergraduate, degree-seeking student.
    • Earned grade of B+ or higher in the selected course.
    • Faculty recommendation (content competency required).
    • Prior enrollment in the selected course highly desirable.
    • Good academic and student conduct standing.
    • Overall GPA of 2.75 with a 3.0 GPA in major.
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

    Commitment 

    • Completion of Tutoring Services and Social Equity Training.
    • Maintain and check daily your KU email account.
    • Available to attend assigned course meetings and provide weekly study sessions.

     Benefits 

    • Opportunity to develop and maintain positive relationships with peers
    • Develop leadership skills
    • Interactions with Kutztown University departments, faculty, and staff
    • Salary $7.75 – 9.00/hour depending on course 

    Application and Hiring Process 

    If you have specific questions, please contact R. Chad Brown, Assistant Director for Retention & Student Success at (610) 683-4771 or by email at cbrown@kutztown.edu.

  • First-Year Experience Guide

    The First-Year Experience Guide works closely with faculty to support the faculty and encourage first year student success. While working with students in a classroom environment, the First-Year Experience Guide discuss a myriad of topics ranging from academic to personal responsibilities. They help first-year students explore factors involving adjusting to college life, campus opportunity and involvement, campus resources, and career exploration.  Outside of the classroom, First-Year Experience Guides lead students through the welcome week experience and help new students during their first semester at Kutztown University. 

     Most importantly, the First-Year Experience Guide serves as a peer mentor. Through one-on-one and group meetings, The First-Year Experience Guide will act as a knowledgeable guide for new students and provide direct access to people and resources that will further support the objectives of the First-Year Seminar.

    Primary Responsibilities 

    • Serve as an energetic and enthusiastic role model to help first-year students succeed at Kutztown University
    • Attend all class meetings, take accurate notes, and understand all the homework, reading assignments and projects.
    • Facilitate at least two 60-minute small group study sessions per week throughout the semester.
    • Provide additional group sessions as necessary (e.g. prior to quizzes and exams).
    • Help facilitate and encourage attendance at campus programs (campus involvement)
    • Actively recruit students to attend small group study sessions.
    • Be familiar with campus resources and serve as a resource for students new to Kutztown University.
    • Plan small group study sessions using a wide variety of interactive learning strategies (without re-teaching, lecturing or completing students’ assignments for them).
    • Prepare handouts, informal quizzes, and other learning aids for small group study sessions.
    • Submit attendance and student employee time card bi-weekly to Tutoring Services.
    • Maintain a professional attitude at all times and serve as a positive role model.

     Qualifications 

    • Must be a Kutztown University, undergraduate, degree-seeking student in sophomore standing
    • Earned grade of B+ or higher in FYS 100
    • Faculty recommendation (content competency required)
    • Good academic and student conduct standing
    • Overall GPA of 2.75 with a 3.0 GPA in major
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

    Commitment 

    • Completion of Tutoring Services and Social Equity Training
    • Maintain and check daily your KU email account
    • Available to attend assigned course meetings and provide weekly study sessions

    Benefits 

    • Opportunity to develop and maintain positive relationships with peers
    • Develop leadership skills
    • Interactions with Kutztown University departments, faculty, and staff
    • Salary $7.75/hour

    Application and Hiring Process 

    If you have specific questions, please contact R. Chad Brown, Assistant Director for Retention & Student Success at (610) 683-4771 or by email at cbrown@kutztown.edu.

  • Academic Peer Mentor

    An Academic Peer Mentor (APM) is a knowledgeable student who has a general understanding of Kutztown University's processes, academics, and resources to enhance students' academic experience. APM's provide academic services to undergraduate peers and useful if you would like to discuss your holistic learning approach rather than one specific course. 

     An Academic Peer Mentor (APM) is a trained undergraduate student who offers academic readiness assistance like time management and academic organizational skills.  For example, rather than helping understand math homework, an APM might help them plan time to do homework, connect with a math tutor or lab, and suggest testing strategies for success on an upcoming math exam.

     An APM is open about his/her academic experiences and progress at Kutztown University. Additionally, is committed to professionally delivering programs and services and expected to help Tutoring Services achieve its mission.

    Qualifications 

    • Must be a Kutztown University, undergraduate, degree-seeking student.
    • Completion of at least one semester at Kutztown University.
    • Good academic and student conduct standing.
    • Overall GPA of 2.75 with a 3.0 GPA in major.
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

     Commitment 

    • Completion of Tutoring Services and Social Equity Training.
    • Maintain and check daily your KU email account.
    • Available to work 5-10 hours per week.

     Benefits 

    • Opportunity to develop and maintain positive relationships with peers
    • Develop leadership skills
    • Interactions with Kutztown University departments, faculty, and staff
    • Salary $7.50/hour

    Application and Hiring Process

     If you have specific questions, please contact R. Chad Brown, Assistant Director for Retention & Student Success at (610) 683-4771 or by email at cbrown@kutztown.edu.

  • Lab Assistant

    Lab Assistant is a knowledgeable student who has a general understanding of Kutztown University systems, academics, and resources to enhance students' academic experience. Lab Assistants provide drop-in services to assist students in becoming more successful and independent learners. Lab Assistants help to integrate practical learning and study strategies while at the same time helping to clarify and reinforce course content, assignments, and material.

    Responsibilities
     

    • Provide content and skill-development tutoring to lab attendees
    • Maintain weekly hours to be held in-person or online
    • Be familiar with campus resources available to students.
    • Make appropriate student referrals to college offices, departments or professionals, when necessary.
    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of each lab session using Tutoring Services forms.
    • Maintain strict confidentiality of all student information, material, and discussions shared in the tutoring relationship.
    • Submit attendance and student employee time card bi-weekly to Tutoring Services.

     Qualifications 

    • Must be a Kutztown University, undergraduate, degree-seeking student.
    • Earned grade of B+ or higher in the selected course.
    • Faculty recommendation (content competency required).
    • Prior enrollment in the selected course highly desirable.
    • Good academic and student conduct standing.
    • Overall GPA of 2.75 with a 3.0 GPA in major.
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

     Commitment 

    • Completion of Tutoring Services and Social Equity Training
    • Maintain and check daily your KU email account
    • Ability to work 5-10 hours per week

     Benefits

    • Opportunity to develop and maintain positive relationships with peers.
    • Develop leadership skills.
    • Interactions with Kutztown University departments, faculty, and staff.
    • Salary $9.00/hour.

    Application and Hiring Process

    If you have specific questions, please contact R. Chad Brown, Assistant Director for Retention & Student Success at (610) 683-4771 or by email at cbrown@kutztown.edu.

Quotation Mark

Working with the students. Tutoring has been a great experience! The students I have had all have a strong desire to learn, which has led to an improvement in academic performance. It has been beneficial for me as well because I can re-learn a lot of the accounting concepts that I am teaching and it will help me prepare for the CPA exam.

Philip Housekencht, 2020 | Peer Tutor and Lab Assistant