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. For more detailed information and questions, inquire from the main page menu Staff Directory option.

Student Employment Applications

Appalachian’s College STAR program, As-U- R, 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

Ellen Bunn
As-U- R Interim Director
828-262- 6332

To apply, please attach resume and cover letter via email

The links 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. 

Please note that the application for is the same for Small Group tutoring and Learning Lab tutoring (you should not complete two forms).  These two also share a recommendation form for a faculty member to complete on your behalf.  LEAD tutoring has a separate application as well as a separate recommendation form.

If you are applying to be both a LEAD tutor and also a Small Group or Learning Lab tutor, you should complete both forms.

CenterDescriptionPay RateApplication FormRecommendation Form
UTS Small Group Tutoring (In-Person/Online)weekly appointment-based tutoring$8 / hour


For both Small Group & Learning Labs:


For both Small Group & Learning Labs:

Departmental Learning Labs (In-Person/Online)drop-in no appointment tutoring$9 / hour
LEAD Tutoring (In-Person/Online)weekly group sessons for chemistry$9 / hour

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. 
  • 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 Learning 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.