Student Employment Applications

The Student Learning Center employs qualified enrolled students to work in a variety of support and leadership roles. University Tutorial Services seeks undergraduates with strong interpersonal skills and a high level of academic proficiency to work with their peers in a variety of subject areas. Student Support Services and the ACCESS Scholarship programs conduct a mentoring program in a supervised study hall setting and hire graduate students to work closely with participants. Support Services for Student-Athletes oversees a similar supervised study hall component and also hires graduate students. For more detailed information and questions, inquire from the main page menu Staff Directory option.

Student Employment Applications

The ACCESS Scholarship Program and Student Support Services programs use a variety of proactive approaches that provide structured one-on-one sessions with at-risk college students. These components provide individualized, supportive, and engaging opportunities for interaction between the graduate mentor and freshmen students.

Position Types

1) 10-hour Graduate Mentor Assistantship 

2) 20-hour Graduate Mentor Assistantship (Not available 2018-2019)

3) 20-hour Graduate Assistant, Academic Coach for SSS

4) 20-hour Graduate Assistant for SSS sections of UCO 1200 (FYS) and RC 1000

Please Read Carefully Before Proceeding:

Please provide the Reference Form link to two professional references.

Click to complete: Mentor Application 

Click to complete: Mentor Reference Form  *Email link to copy and paste reference form: https://goo.gl/forms/9ZKKejjpCCOW1rvG3


Click to complete:  20-hour Graduate Assistant for SSS RC/FYS and Academic Coach Application

Click to complete: GA for RC/FYS and Academic Coach Reference Form *Email link to copy and past reference form: https://goo.gl/forms/whciDadXKNfbpWGu1

Academic Services for Student-Athletes (ASA) is part of a larger academic support program, the Student Learning Center, which is designed to assist students in achieving academic and personal success.  The main goal of the program is to provide supportive services to our student-athletes and to ensure that they succeed both in academics and in athletics. 

We have 2 main position types available for the 2018-19 year:

1) 20 hour Academic Graduate Assistant for Football Student-Athletes  

2) 20 hour Academic Graduate Assistant for Study Hall 

 

If you have any questions or issues with this form, please contact Savana Alexander at alexandersn@appstate.edu

Graduate Assistant for Academic Services for Student-Athletes Application

Appalachian’s College STAR program, As-U- R, is specifically targets students who struggle with executive functioning tasks, such as planning, organizing, self- monitoring, etc. As-U- R is a special population that is served by the Student Learning Center, though our satellite office is located within Edwin Duncan 213.

Position Description

Contact
Jamie Inlow
As-U- R Director
inlowjs@appstate.edu
828-262- 6332
To apply, please attach resume and cover letter via email

University Tutorial Services (UTS) and Academic Strategy Instruction are components of the Student Learning Center (SLC), which provides integrated services fostering the personal development and academic growth of general and specific student populations at Appalachian. Assisting students in achieving success academically and reaching their educational goals is our purpose and priority. University Tutorial Services provides tutoring by appointment in introductory level courses, group review sessions called LEAD tutoring in certain sections of Chemistry, drop-in help labs in specific departments, and interdisciplinary tutoring. Academic Strategy Instruction teaches strategies for academic success, such as time management in college, effective study skills, reading efficiency, test-taking tips, organization, standardized test tips, etc. ASI offers instruction through elective one-credit-hour courses or one-on-one consultation sessions with a college learning specialist to develop strategies on an individualized basis. University Tutorial Services and Academic Strategy Instruction also collaborate with other components of the SLC, including Student Support Services, ACCESS, and Academic Services for Student-Athletes.

20-Hour Graduate Administrative Assistant Position Description

Click here to apply.

Please provide this link to 2 professional references: https://goo.gl/forms/YCJbxO1UoT6YkY4v1

For more information, contact Lee Cope, Director of University Tutorial Services at copeiial@appstate.edu, or Heather Lippard, Director of Academic Strategy lippardhm@appstate.edu.  

The link below will provide you with the opportunity to submit an application for consideration to work as a tutor.  Applications will remain active and under consideration for up to two semesters. Please understand that we hire based on our existing need for your subject area and skillset, or to replace tutors that vacate their positions during the semester.  You will only be contacted and scheduled for an interview/meeting if we feel we have an immediate need and can get you working soon. Most tutors are hired to work in a particular setting as follows:  UTS Small Group Tutoring Lab (weekly appointment based tutoring); LEAD tutoring (conduct weekly group sessons for Chemistry coursework); Departmental Help Labs (drop-in no appointment needed help settings in various Academic Departments around campus). Our current tutor payscale is as follows: UTS Small Group Tutoring Lab: $8 per hour ($9 per hour for specific course needs at the 3000+ levels); Departmental Help Labs: $9 per hour; LEAD Tutoring: $9 per hour.

click the link below to complete and submit an application

Submit a Tutor or LEAD Tutor  Application for Academic Year 2018-2019

 

What happens after I am offered a position based on the interview/meeting?

  • If after talking with you and deciding that you seem a good fit for our tutoring staff we will proceed with the following:
    • Student Employment Paperwork and Approval forms (this may take anywhere from a few days to over a week for final clearance to start working. This depends on whether you have previously been employed at Appalachian, or if not, what current access you have to important required documents such as Social Security Card, a Birth Certificate or valid Passport, etc. )
    • Read and sign a Tutor Contract and FERPA/HIPA (confidentiality agreements).  These outline the minimum expectations and requirements for professional behaviour and job performance as a working tutor.
    • Participate in a Training and Orientation session to become familiar with our TutorTrac (online) Interface, Payroll Processes, Guidelines and Resources for Effective Tutoring.  If applicable, we will also ask an on-duty lab manager to provide you with a brief walk-through orientation to the UTS Small Group Tutoring Lab policies and procedures for meeting-greeting clients, documenting your sessions, etc. 
    • Lastly, with our guidance, you will develop a schedule that best meets your needs and times for conducting weekly sessions. Once posted, you are ready to be scheduled with clients!
    • LEAD tutors will commit to participating in a slightly different training process than above, including a few additional intensive sessions relating to facilitating group sessions and working with faculty members, etc. 

How many hours are required and what days will I work?

  • UTS Small Group Lab tutors typically work between 4 (min) to 16 (max) hours per week depending on your personal commitments and available free time. You will structure your own work blocks in one hour slots to best meet your needs. These spots are recurring weekly (i.e. you will meet with the same student(s) each week at the same time until the last day of classes, pending the client doesn't officially drop tutoring or you decide to remove them for attendance or preparation related issues.)
  • LEAD Tutors are allowed a maximum of 12 hours per week. This includes 3 hours for attending lecture, 3 hours for study sessions, 2 hours of preparation time, and 2 Office Hours.  LEAD sessions are only held Monday-Thursday, typically between the hours of 5-9 pm. In addition, LEAD tutors also maintain Office Hours in the UTS lab for 2 hours a week, making themselves available for more individualized time with their participants. 
  • Departmental Help Lab tutors  with the assistance of the help lab supervisor (faculty member or UTS staff) will identify times and days that will work for you on a regular weekly basis.  

What if I made a good grade in a course but haven't had it in a couple of semesters?

  • You will be the person who determines what course levels you feel comfortable tutoring, then we will ask the Academic Department Chairperson (or in some cases your professor) to verify and sign off on your qualifications. Oftentimes, after a few sessions and review of your notes you may be surprised at how your confidence in the subject matter begins to return. You are welcome to inform the UTS Director that you would like a professor consultation, and they can arrange for you to be paid for a brief meeting with the course professor to help you clarify information or gain a better sense of their class focus and pace. 
  • You may also request a text book to use for the semester in coursework that you tutor. The UTS Director will provide you with a form to take to the bookstore to check out any rental resources that are availalble.