Student Job Opportunities

Learning Lab

To apply for any of the tutoring positions below, please submit the following application materials:

  • Learning Center Application
  • Schedule of Availability
  • Application for Academic Employment (please note the job # on application and required supplemental application)
  • Current unofficial transcripts
  • Current resume
  • For SI Leaders: Cover Letter explaining why you believe you would be best for the job.
  • For Writing Studio: Cover Letter explaining your interest in the position. Writing Sample from an HSU course. The sample should be analytical and/or argumentative and should represent your best work completed at HSU. If you choose a lab report, include sections that show your analytical writing, i.e., Introduction and/or Discussion. 20 pages max.

NOTE: The application forms are fillable PDFs which do not load correctly in all browsers. If you have trouble, right click on the file and save it to your computer to open. You may also use the computers in Learning Lab, Lower Library room 55, to download, complete, and print forms.

Tutoring Position Summaries

All tutoring positions are paid $12.50 per hour. For full description of all tutor job announcements, visit the Academic Personnel Services website: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/employment/ase.html. Below are summaries of each position.

General Tutor and Science Lab Tutor (Job #140)

General Tutors help and guide students to develop their own learning strategies in individual and group tutoring sessions. Tutors will help students learn methods to solve problems independently. Tutors may also help students with their academic skills and study strategies, such as exam preparation, assistance with time management, or research for a paper. The position involves assessing student needs, keeping records, and making referrals to other campus resources. General Tutors are required to maintain a 2.7 or higher GPA. Tutors must also have received an A or a B in the courses that they are tutoring and faculty recommendation.

Positions typically open before the start of each semester. For further questions, please contact Michele Miyamoto, Tutorial Coordinator, 707-826-5187 or mem797@humboldt.edu.

Learning Lab Tutor (Job #140)

Learning Lab Tutors help other college students with their academic skills and study strategies, such as exam preparation, assistance with time management, or research for a paper. The position also involves assessing student needs, keeping records, and making referrals to other campus resources. Tutors may have work in appointment based or drop-in tutoring sessions. Weekly paid training meetings are mandatory. A GPA of 2.7 or higher in college courses a minimum qualification.

Positions typically open before the start of each semester. Contact Cai Stuart-Maver, (707) 826-4266, for more information.

Content Tutors (Job #144)

Tutors help and guide students to develop their own learning strategies in individual and group settings. Tutors will help find answers to questions and help students learn methods to solve problems independently. Students are required to have received an A or a B in the class that they are tutoring and recommendation from the instructor.

Tutoring positions are typically open at the beginning of each semester. Applications are accepted throughout the academic year. All applications are reviewed, but the Tutoring Center hires on an as-needed basis. For further questions, please contact Michele Miyamoto, Tutorial Coordinator, 707-826-5187 or mem797@humboldt.edu.

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Math Tutoring Lab Tutors (Job #141)

Tutors in the Math Tutoring Lab help college students develop math skills in algebra, pre-calculus and calculus in a drop-in setting. Tutors may also tutor statistics and/or other math classes if able. Duties include greeting students, describing the services of the lab, and approaching students to find out how to help them are essential part of the position. Tutors are required to ask questions and guide students to solve problems rather than solving problems for tutees. Applicants must be registered for or have completed Math 481, Workshop in Tutoring Mathematics, or equivalent prior to being hired.

Hiring for the Math Tutoring Lab typically takes place at the beginning of the academic year, however job openings do open midyear on occasion. For further information, contact Su Karl, Learning Center Director, (707) 826-5217 or su@humboldt.edu.

Writing Studio Consultants (Job #145)

Writing Studio consultants help other students organize and revise their writing assignments for courses in any subject area. Consultants typically meet with individual students in 30- or 50- minute blocks of time, either by appointment, on a drop-in basis, or online. Consultants work with students to identify areas of a piece of writing that would benefit from revision, and assist the student's efforts to strengthen the overall paper, rather than proof-reading or making changes for the student. Regular paid meetings are mandatory. Applicants must have completed or be in the process of completing English 450 or equivalent prior to being hired. English 450 is currently offered in spring. Positions typically open before the start of each semester. For further questions, please contact Jessica Citti, 707-826-5188 or jessica.citti@humboldt.edu.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders (Job #156)

SI Leaders lead peer-facilitated sessions each week for targeted science classes designed to reinforce content and learn optimal study skills for the discipline. Responsibilities include planning for and using active learning and teaching strategies, meeting with the designated faculty and SI coordinator. SI leaders must attend paid training before the semester begins and ongoing trainings throughout the semester. In addition, SI leaders are observed and given feedback.

There are often more openings fall semester, but occasionally openings occur in spring. Preference is given to applicants with tutoring or teaching experience. Students underrepresented in STEM majors as well as work-study eligible students are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be in good standing and have earned a B or higher in the targeted class.

Support Positions

Learning Center Reception Assistants

Reception assistants help run the daily operations of the Learning and Tutorial Center. Duties include greeting and referring students, answering phones, processing tutoring requests, scheduling appointments, and data entry. Other office tasks include filing, email correspondence, photo copying, and running errands. Students who have been awarded Federal Work Study are encouraged to apply.

Hiring typically takes place at the end of spring or beginning of the fall semester. Interested candidates should submit a resume', a schedule of available work hours and verification of Federal Work Study awarded. Contact Pam Flores, (707) 826-5217, or Su Karl, (707) 826-5217, for more information.

Advertising Assistant

The Advertising Assistant is responsible for working closely with Learning Center Staff to independently create an array of projects that cohesively communicate the values of the Learning Center to the campus community. Duties include designing stickers, buttons, fliers, banners, and other marketing materials using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft Publisher. Other tasks may include photography and updating website content.

Hiring typically takes place at the end of spring or beginning of the fall semester. Interested candidates should submit a resume, portfolio of 5-10 pieces, a schedule of available work hours, and verification of Federal Work Study awarded. Contact Pam Flores, (707) 826-5217, or Su Karl, (707) 826-5217, for more information.

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