Tutor/SI Leader Job Opportunities

 Learning Lab

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

Additional application materials required for SI Leader and Writing Consultant positions:

For SI Leaders: Cover Letter explaining why you believe you would be best for the job.

For Writing Studio Consultant and/or Fellow: 

1. Writing Sample from a recent college course. Analytical and/or argumentative writing only. If you choose a lab report, be sure to include sections that show your analytical writing, i.e. Introduction and/or Discussion. 20 pages max.

2. Formal Cover Letter (250-500 words, single-spaced) that addresses the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in working as a Writing Consultant and/or Writing Fellow?
  • What qualifications, experiences, skills, knowledge, special perspectives, etc., would you bring to the position(s)?
  • For Writing Studio Fellow Applicants only: The Creando Raíces Learning Community focuses on social justice, community-building, and writing as a tool of empowerment. 1.) How have you created community for yourself at HSU? 2.) In what ways can reading and writing be a tool of empowerment? Do you feel that reading and writing have empowered you? If so, in what ways.

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 the Library, to download and complete forms.

Tutoring Position Summaries

All tutoring positions are paid $14.00 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 good academic standing. Tutors must also have received an A or a B in the courses that they are tutoring and have relavent faculty recommendations.

For further questions, please contact:

Michele Miyamoto, General Lab Tutorial Coordinator, 707-826-5187,  ( mem797@humboldt.edu ),  and Lorraine Casazza, STEM Coordinator, 707-826-5189, 

( lrc65@humboldt.edu )

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.

For further information, contact Lorraine Casazza ( lrc65@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. Consultants may also facilitate writing workshops for peers and visit classrooms to provide writing support. Passing English 450: Tutoring Developing Writers or equivalent is required. English 450 will be offered Fall 2019. Positions typically open before the start of each semester. For further questions, please contact Jessica Citti, 707-826-5188 or jessica.citti@humboldt.edu.

Writing Studio Fellows (DHSI Grant-Funded Position through the HSU School of Education)

Writing Studio Fellows work with first-year students enrolled in the Creando Raíces (Creating Roots) Learning Community. Fellows meet one-on-one and in small groups with Creando Raíces students on writing projects and on college-level reading. Fellows also visit Creando Raíces classes to support and facilitate writing activities. Fellows communicate regularly with Writing Studio supervisor and Creando Raíces faculty and staff. Regular paid meetings are mandatory. Fellows also participate in Creando Raíces Summer Immersion and other events. One year commitment. Passing English 450: Tutoring Developing Writers or equivalent is required. English 450 will be offered Fall 2019. $14.00 / hour. Fellows typically work 80 hours a semester (weekly schedule will vary). 

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. For further information contact Arianna Thobaben, 707-826-5226