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The Learning Center strives to empower University of Utah students to succeed in their college career and beyond. Our tutoring 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 tutor or Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader for the Learning Center offers students a great opportunity to grow as an individual and develop many valuable transferable skills.

The Learning Center is fully staffed for the Fall 2021 semester.
Submitted applications will be reviewed for Spring 2022 hiring.

Apply to be a tutor

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for helping students to understand different subjects and develop transferable skills
  • Assess, assist and encourage the students in the learning processes
  • Review materials used in classes, explain various topics, and answers all the doubts and questions of the student regarding to that topic
  • Functions are a supplementation to the class room teaching


  • Enrolled as a University of Utah undergraduate student in good academic standing for the 2021-22 academic year
  • Desire and enthusiasm for learning and promoting student success among peers
  • Strongcommunication skills
  • Faculty or staff recommendation
    • You will enter a faculty or staff email address and phone number on your application.
    • This person will be contacted by the Learning Center to complete a recommendation form.
    • This person must be a faculty or staff member who can speak to your academic performance and leadership potential. They can be from the University of Utah, other education institutions, or a previous place of employment.
  • Must have received an A or B in a specific course or equivalent course to be eligible to tutor for that course at the U
  • Must tutor 5 or more in-demand, general education courses including but not limited to: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, Physics  

Compensation & Hours:

  • $11.00/hour with pay increases based on training completion
  • Up to 20 hours/week
  • Weekly team meetings/trainings will be scheduled during business hours based on the group’s class schedule

How to Apply:

Complete and submit the Tutor Application.

The Learning Center Program Manager will review your course history to check eligibility for employment.

Apply to be an SI Leader

Job Description & Responsibilities:

Undergraduate students are hired and trained as SI leaders for one of several selected courses. These courses generally include lower-division accounting, biology, chemistry, math, and physics courses.

Responsibilities of a leader include:

  • Attend the assigned class (you will not enroll in the course)
  • Review the reading material and other course assignments
  • Plan and conduct 2 one-hour SI sessions a week*
  • Attend start-of-term training and additional trainings throughout the semester
  • Help students understand course content as well as develop transferable study skills
  • *All SI sessions are a supplementation to students' class attendance


  • Currently enrolled University of Utah undergraduate student in good academic standing
  • Prior successful completion of SI-supported course or equivalent
  • Demonstrated understanding of content
  • Must demonstrate potential ability to complete all SI-related job duties

Compensation & Hours:

  • $11.00/hour with pay increases based on performance and continued work as an SI leader
  • Approximately 10 hours/week, including a weekly group training scheduled based on leader availability each semester
  • Option to enroll in ED PS 5860 (an independent study course) for up to 3 graded credits. The requirements for this course are fulfilled by completing the SI leader responsiblities

How to Apply:

Apply to be a Front Desk Assistant

Job Description & Responsibilities:

  • The Front Desk Assistant will be the first person of contact who will make visitors feel welcome entering our space and help them resolve the stigma of tutoring.
  • Answer phone calls, and offer support accordingly or transfer the call.
  • Familiarize visitors with each of our services including:
    • How to schedule tutoring appointments and learning consultations
    • Finding information regarding Supplemental Instruction study sessions
    • Information about policies and procedures including no-shows and cancellations
    • Connecting students and tutors when needed
    • Referring visitors to additional campus resources
  • Assist Associate Director, Graduate Assistant, and Administrative Assistant with materials needed, training prep, and other tasks as needed.
  • Maintain the snacks and Keurig stock, and offer snacks and coffee/hot chocolate to visitors.
  • Notify Administrative assistance when different office supplies are running low
  • The Front Desk Assistant will be responsible for closing up the office at the end of the working day.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Available to start up right away


  • Enrolled as a University of Utah student in good academic standing
  • Work-study eligible
  • Desire and enthusiasm in offering support to the Learning Center staff
  • Strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills.
  • Commitment to working as a team

Compensation & Hours:

  • 12.5 hour per week/2.5 hours per day
  • Set schedule: M-F 2-4:30 p.m.
  • $10/hour

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

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

Phone: 801-581-5153 
Office: Marriott Library 1738

Last Updated: 11/1/21