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Learning Center Jobs

The Learning Center strives to empower University of Utah students to succeed in their college career and beyond. Our services are intended to help students gain a deeper understanding of their course content as well as to develop transferable skills to help them become more successful students. Working as a peer educator for the Learning Center offers students a great opportunity to grow as an individual and develop many valuable transferable skills. The Learning Center employs currently-enrolled University of Utah students. Federal Work Study eligible students are encouraged to apply to be tutors or supplemental instructor leaders. 

Fall 2024 Hiring Timeline Dates
Accepting applications through June 28 at 12:00 pm
Application Review June 17-28
Interview Invitations July 1
Interviews July 8-19
Job Offers Sent July 23
Acceptance Deadlines August 1

Note: Student employees at the University of Utah are allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours per week for all their positions in total. If you already work on campus for 20 hours/week or have an FTE of 0.5, you will not be eligible to work for us.

Apply to be a tutor

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist students in gaining a better understanding of course material and concepts
  • Work with students to improve transferable academic success skills
  • Assess, support, and encourage the students in the learning processes
  • Host individual tutoring sessions, study pods, and/or work in drop-in center(s)
    • Tutors must have a minimum of 8 hours available each week for tutoring appointments. Tutors are able to choose their own working schedule
    • Tutoring can occur in person or via Zoom based on tutor preference
    • Tutors can choose to work in the drop-in center based on availability
  • Attend and participate in weekly training scheduled during business hours based on the group’s availability
  • Attend and participate at least two of the three professional development sessions. Dates and topics will be sent out at the beginning of the semester

Qualifications:

  • Currently-enrolled University of Utah student
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum
  • Ability to tutor 5 or more in-demand courses identified by the Learning Center
    • Must have received an A or B in a specific course or equivalent course to be eligible to tutor that course at the U
    • In-demand courses included but are not limited to: biology, chemistry, computer science, history, math, and physics
  • Desire and enthusiasm for learning and promoting student success among peers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Faculty or staff recommendation

Compensation & Hours:

  • $14.00/hour with $0.50 pay increase based on training completion
  • Up to 20 hours/week including weekly training and professional development
  • Must attend Onboarding Training during the first week of the semester

How to Apply:

Complete and submit the Peer Educator Application.

The Learning Center Tutor Coordinator will review your course history to check eligibility for employment.

Apply to be an athletics tutor

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist student athletes in gaining a better understanding of course material and concepts
  • Work with student athletes to improve transferable academic success skills
  • Assess, support, and encourage student athletes in the learning processes
  • Host recurring and one-time individual tutoring sessions
    • Tutors must have a minimum of 8 hours available each week for tutoring appointments. Tutors are able to choose their own working schedule within Burbidge hours of operation
    • Tutoring can occur at the Kenneth P. Burbidge Jr. Family Athletics Academic Center or via Zoom based on student athlete need
    • Tutors can choose to tutor the general campus population as well
  • Attend and participate in weekly Learning Center tutor training scheduled during business hours based on the group’s availability
  • Attend and participate in at least two of the three professional development sessions. Dates and topics will be sent out at the beginning of the semester

Qualifications:

  • Currently-enrolled University of Utah student
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum
  • Ability to tutor 5 or more in-demand courses identified by the Learning Center
    • Must have received an A or B in a specific course or equivalent course to be eligible to tutor that course at the U
    • In-demand courses included but are not limited to: biology, chemistry, computer science, history, math, and physics
  • Desire and enthusiasm for learning and promoting student success among peers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Faculty or staff recommendation

Compensation & Hours:

  • $14.00/hour with $0.50 pay increase based on training completion
  • Up to 20 hours/week including weekly training and professional development
  • Must attend Learning Center Onboarding Training during the first week of the semester
  • Must attend Athletics Compliance Training each semester working as an Athletics Tutor

How to Apply:

Complete and submit the Peer Educator Application.

The Learning Center Tutor Coordinator and Athletics Learning Specialists will review your course history to check eligibility for employment.

Apply to be an SI Leader

The number of SI Leaders varies each semester based on the number of faculty partners. Faculty recommendations will be prioritized when filling open SI Leader positions. Any remaining open positions will be filled via applications.

Job Description & Responsibilities:

Undergraduate students are hired and trained as Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders for selected courses. These courses generally include lower-division  biology, chemistry and math courses.

Responsibilities of an SI Leader include:

  • Plan and facilitate 2 one-hour SI study sessions a week
    • SI Leaders will use lecture content, course readings, and additional materials to create their SI study session plans
  • Assist students in deepening their understanding of course material and developing transferable academic success skills
  • Attend their assigned class lectures (you will not enroll in the course)
    • Each SI Leader is allowed three pre-approved absences
    • Additional absences may be approved in the event of an emergency
  • Attend and participate in weekly training scheduled during business hours based on the group’s availability
  • Observe another SI Leader’s session and debrief with them once a month
    • Additional observations may be scheduled with supervisor approval
  • Attend and participate in at least two of the three All Learning Center Professional Development sessions. Dates and topics will be sent out at the beginning of the semester

Qualifications:

  • Currently-enrolled University of Utah student
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum
  • Demonstrated understanding of course-specific content
    • Must have received an A or B in a specific course or equivalent course to be eligible
  • Desire and enthusiasm for learning and promoting student success among peers
  • Must demonstrate potential ability to complete all SI-related job duties
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Faculty or staff recommendation

Compensation & Hours:

  • $14.00/hour with $0.50 pay increase based on training completion
  • Average of 10-12 hours/week including weekly training and professional development
  • Must attend Pre-Semester Onboarding Training the weekend before the semester begins

How to Apply:

Complete and submit the Peer Educator Application.

The Learning Center Supplemental Instruction Coordinator will review your course history to check eligibility for employment.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact us: 

Phone: 801-581-5153
Emaillearningcenter@utah.edu 
Office: Marriott Library 1705

Last Updated: 5/6/24