Employment Opportunities

The Center for Excellence in Mathematics employs peer tutors and Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders. We typically hire in both categories before the start of the fall semester. If you wish to apply for a position beginning in the fall, please submit your application by the end of the previous spring semester. Occasionally, we have positions to fill for the spring semester. If you wish to be considered for spring, please submit your application by the end of November.

Peer Tutors: Job Description
Peer tutors are the tutors in the Math Center who help students on a walk-in basis. To be a peer tutor, you must meet University employment eligibility requirements, and have already passed Calculus III. The minimum grade requirements are that you have earned a B or better in all three courses in the Calculus sequence, with an overall math GPA of 3.0 or better. Some exceptions may be made to these grade requirements, under special circumstances. To apply, fill out the application and return it to Dr. Dorrington in the Math Center, Engineering 233.

SI Leaders: Job Description
SI leaders are the core of the Supplemental Instruction model. An SI leader is a student who has done well in the course for which she or he is the SI leader, and is trained in group study techniques. The leader attends class, keeps up with the work of the class along with the other students, and leads two 1 1/2 hour sessions per week. SI leaders learn valuable group moderating skills, as well as building their organizational skills and course content knowledge. To be an SI leader, you must meet University employment eligibility requirements, have already taken the class and earned a B or better, be creative and proactive. To apply, fill out the application and return it to Dr. Dorrington in the Math Center, Engineering 233.

Small Group Tutors: Job Description
Small group tutors work with groups of from one to four students from the same class for an hour a week. In the group sessions, the tutor answers questions on the course content, and guides the group members to help each other by answering each others' questions. By incorporating study techniques into the discussion of the course material, the tutors also help the students become better all-around students. Small group tutors must meet the University employment eligibility requirements, and must demonstrate excellence in the classes in which they wish to tutor. In general, the tutor will have passed the classes they will be tutoring with a B or better, and have a university GPA of at least 3.0, although some exceptions may be made to these grade requirements under special circumstances. To apply, fill out the application for Peer Tutors, and indicate that you are interested in small group tutoring.

Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics or Business Statistics Tutor:
Tutors in computer science, statistics or business statistics help students in these specialty areas on a walk-in basis in the Math Center.  Tutors in these areas must meet the University employment eligibility requirements, and must demonstrate excellence in the area in which they wish to tutor. In general, the tutor will have passed the classes they will be tutoring with a B or better, and have a university GPA of at least 3.0, although some exceptions may be made to these grade requirements under special circumstances. To apply, fill out the application, and return it to Dr. Dorrington in the Math Center, Engineering 233.

 

Questions? Contact the director, Jenny Dorrington, at 255-3129.