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If you are interested in working in one of the many student employee positions available with REACH, please fill out our online application. (Not compatible with Microsoft Edge browser.) In addition to the application, you will need to provide two recommendations.
All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 either cumulative or for last semester.

Applications are accepted year round, however, tutors are hired on an as-needed basis.


Recommendations

You must have one recommendation from a former or current professor familiar with your proficiency in the content of the course or courses you will tutor. The second recommendation (if you are going to tutor a single subject) can be from another professor or from someone attesting to your character (former employer, advisor, etc.). Applicants may be required to submit multiple recommendations and provide one from each professor of the classes the applicant is interested in tutoring. Recommendations can be in the form of emails or notes written to a REACH supervisor or or routed to the REACH office. A Recommendation Form in fillable pdf format is offered for convenience or as a template. The recommendations can be submitted before, after, or along with the application but are required for consideration for employment by REACH. Instructors can send a recommendation directly to Greg Carmichael.


Job Descriptions

Scheduled Tutor Roles and Responsibilities

Scheduled tutors work in the Learning Resource Center to provide academic support for small groups of students enrolled in undergraduate courses. They assist students in understanding, practicing, and applying material while providing content-specific strategies to help students succeed in their courses. They encourage students to continue to develop as independent learners.

General Responsibilities:

  • Meet with student during regularly scheduled weekly sessions, and communicate changes to these appointments.
  • Attend tutor training and staff meetings at the beginning and mid-points of each semester as required.
  • Provide suggestions to help students develop content study skills in their courses.
  • Assist students in developing critical thinking skills and strategies, and regularly review the Critical Thinking Rubric with students
  • Arrive on time for weekly appointments.
  • Monitors sign-in/sign out on TutorTrac of tutees and self for recording and payroll purposes, and signs time sheets biweekly.
  • Contact supervisors in a timely manner when there are changes in their schedule, running late, or need to cancel a session for any excused reason (illness, emergency).
  • Record notes after each appointment summarizing the goals, tasks, and accomplishments of the session.
  • Maintain course content knowledgeable each semester by reviewing material, checking for syllabus and content changes, and working with professors as needed.
  • Refer students to appropriate resources as needed when questions cannot be answered (REACH resources, professors, etc.).
  • Maintain knowledge of REACH services across campus.
  • Comply with University Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Attend an evaluation meeting with their supervisor each semester.

Evaluation:

Observations of new tutors are conducted each semester by the Coordinators or Master Tutors. These observations are primarily for the tutor’s own professional development in tutoring skills and pedagogy. They will indicate good practices and to help tutors improve their sessions as needed for the benefit of all tutees.

Job performance evaluations are required for all tutors each semester with the supervisor. Tutors must receive a satisfactory evaluation in order to achieve certification levels and to be asked to return for the following semester


Small Group Tutor (PDF)

Apply to be a Small Group Tutor

Job Description:

Assists students in using the REACH Computer Resource Centers’ computers and other university technologies such as ULink, Email, Blackboard, Microsoft Office Suite applications, printing, network access and password management. May tutor students in courses involving programming languages, Microsoft Access, and/or Microsoft Excel. Assist students in understanding, practicing, and applying course material while providing content-specific strategies to help them develop as independent learners.

General Responsibilities:

  • Communicate effectively with students in a tutoring environment, other tutors, and supervisors.
  • Attend tutor training and staff meetings at the beginning and mid-points of each semester as required.
  • Actively seek opportunities to help students.
  • Monitor and manage the daily activities in the Computer Resource Center, including but not limited to, tidiness, print station operation, signing in and out, maintaining supplies, etc. and maintain a pleasant learning environment
  • Stay knowledgeable in the course content for subjects that are tutored as well as other evolving computer technologies.
  • Follow University and REACH policies as outlined in tutor handbook.
  • Must attend all required trainings as assigned by REACH and supervisors.
  • Assists with the Computer Resource Center advertising as available or presentation of test review sessions.

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled at the University of Louisville with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or a minimum GPA of 3.0 for last semester.
  • Two recommendations, at least one of which must be from a former or current professor who is familiar with your academic ability and your level of knowledge in the course content.
  • Must have a good understanding of computer operating systems, network connections, email, and other campus technologies
  • Expertise in programming languages you will tutor which could include C, C#, C++, Java, and/or Python; - or - Advanced skills in Access database design, data manipulation, and information retrieval along with highly proficient use of spreadsheets and Excel formulas.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and the ability to maintain a welcoming and approachable appearance.
  • Must be responsible, dependable, honest, and mature.
  • Must be friendly, patient, and sensitive to a diversity of students and their individual needs.

Evaluation:

Observation of new staff and supervisor evaluations of all tutors are conducted each semester. The purpose for each observation and evaluation is to recognize and indicate good practice and to also help each tutor improve his/her performance.


Computer Center Tutor (PDF)

Apply to be a Computer Resource Center tutor

Summary:

Tutors for REACH Math Resources provide drop-in academic support for UofL undergraduate students and/or assistance during math intervention courses offered by REACH. They encourage students to develop confidence, and promote academic independence. They also employ use of best practices and strategies to help students be more successful in courses including:

  • MAT 55 & 65
  • GEN 103/104
  • MATH 107, 111, 112, 180, 190, 205, & 206
  • ENGR 101, 102, & 190

General Responsibilities:

  • Teaching students skills in mathematics
  • Communicating effectively with tutees, other tutors, and supervisors.
  • Actively seek opportunities to help students.
  • Stay knowledgeable in the course content for subjects that are tutored.
  • Attending required tutor training and staff meetings and completing online training modules.
  • Assisting with advertising of the Math Resource Center/Virtual Math Center as assigned.
  • Monitoring sign-in and sign-out on TutorTrac.
  • Complying with University Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Assisting with other duties as assigned while working such as:
    • Performing daily procedures for opening and closing the math centers.
    • Helping students with math center computers and software.
    • Creating handout materials and/or website materials
  • Following GEN 103/104 classroom and testing procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled at the University of Louisville with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or a minimum GPA of 3.0 for last semester.
  • Minimum math proficiency: an A or B in math courses you will tutor.
  • Must have a good understanding of computer operating systems, network connections, email, and other campus technologies
  • Two recommendations, at least one of which must be from a former or current professor who is familiar with your math ability.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and the ability to maintain a welcoming and approachable appearance.
  • Must be responsible, dependable, honest, and mature.
  • Must be friendly, patient, and sensitive to a diversity of students and their individual needs.

Evaluation:

Observation of new staff and supervisor evaluations of all tutors are conducted each semester. The purpose for each observation and evaluation is to recognize and indicate good practice and to also help each tutor improve his/her performance.


Math Center Tutor (PDF)

Apply to be a Math tutor

Job Description:

Responsible for the implementation of Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) based on the University of Missouri at Kansas City’s model and its programmatic objectives. Performs related work as required. Is responsible for performing the following:

General Responsibilities:

  • Functions as a model student in the programmatic framework of PAL.
  • Provides teaching methods and forms of learning assistance that are useful in helping students assimilate the course content and become more effective learners.
  • Attends all class sessions, takes notes for the specific course content, reads all assigned materials (text and supplementary), schedules and conducts a minimum of three (3) PAL sessions (50 minutes in length) each week.
  • Integrates study strategy techniques with the course content
  • Collects data that documents the attendance and participation of students, and the effectiveness of the PAL model.
  • Attends tutor training and staff meetings as required.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with the course content professor, student participants, the PAL Supervisor and the REACH coordinator in the implementation of the PAL model.
  • Administers student evaluations at the end of each semester.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Evaluation:

The PAL supervisors working with the coordinator for PAL conduct observations for all PAL leaders each semester. The coordinator reviews these observations. Additionally, PAL supervisors evaluate PAL leaders each semester. The purpose for each observation and evaluation is to recognize and indicate good practice and to help each PAL leader improve his/her study sessions as needed for the benefit of all student participants.


Peer Assisted Learning (PDF)

P.A.L. tutor Application

Title of Supervisor: REACH Associate/Assistant Director or Coordinator

Job Description:

REACH employs master tutor mentors to work as assistants to the Coordinators and Graduate Student Assistants. This role requires great leadership and organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, and a willingness to work with a diverse group of students and staff. Roles may vary by location and center, but many aspects of the job are consistent.

General Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • serving as a peer tutor/supervisor and role model for other employees working in your center or program
  • serving as a resource to other tutors/leaders in your program or center
  • assisting with the advertisement and promotion of REACH programs or centers.
  • assisting with the planning and implementation of training and meetings each semester
  • helps peer tutors and facilitators with due dates, upcoming events, and other information
  • assisting the coordinator during the observation and evaluation period each semester
  • providing administrative support to center or program
  • submitting all required reports and documentation in a timely manner
  • attending required tutor training and staff meeting and completes online training modules
  • performing other duties as assigned by the Associate/Assistant Director, Coordinator, or Graduate Student Assistant

Required Qualifications:

  • enrollment at the University of Louisville
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or a minimum GPA of 3.0 for last semester
  • CRLA Level II Certification by the end of the spring semester
  • earned at least a Satisfactory/Proficient on your last program/center evaluation

Eligible tutors will be sent the link to the Master Tutor Mentor (MTM) application form. Acceptance into the training program based on the needs of the centers and the supervisor's overall assessment.

Evaluation:

Supervisor evaluations of all tutors and PAL leaders are conducted each semester. The purpose for each evaluation is to recognize and indicate good practice and to also help each master tutor or Facilitatorimprove his/her leadership skills.


Master Tutor Mentor/Peer Supervisor - Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Program

Master Tutor Mentor - CRLA Level III (PDF)


Forms to Complete

Online Tutor Application

Recommendation Form (Optional format)

Send the recommendations or any questions to Greg Carmichael, gdcarm01@louisville.edu, in Belknap Academic Building Rm 202D You can mail them to:

Greg Carmichael
Coordinator
Belknap Academic Building Rm 202-D,
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY  40292
Office: 502-852-7530
Fax: 502-852-4184
Email