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Tutor Counselors

Tutor Counselors


All current vacancies will be posted via WKU's Handshake recruiting portal. WKU students interested in becoming Tutor Counselors must complete both the Handshake application and the departmental application below.

 

TUTOR COUNSELOR APPLICATION

 

Upward Bound currently has academic year tutor positions, and summer residential tutor counselor positions open.

Hold down the CTRL key (Command ⌘ on Mac) to select multiple options.

Please select ALL content areas in which you could provide tutoring (high school level).

The following questions are only required for individuals applying for the Summer Tutor Counselor position.

All applicants should read the following:

I certify that all answers and statements contained herein and in supplements are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.  I understand that any misstatement or concealment of material facts will subject me to DISQUALIFICATION before appointment or DISMISSAL after appointment.  I understand that, if hired, my employment will be at will and may be terminated by the employer at any time with or without cause. I understand that a background check is required as a condition of employment. I give Upward Bound permission to access my education records for the purpose of determining eligibility.

NOW HIRING:

Tutor Counselor (AY)

Description of Position: Upward Bound is seeking applications for tutors for one or more of the following areas: English Composition, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, History/Social Studies, Mathematics, Spanish, and ACT Prep.

Work Schedule: Weekday afternoons; one Saturday morning per month

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Tutor students in areas of academic expertise.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and report on students’ academic progress.
  • Provide assistance reviewing class material and supporting test preparation.
  • Motivate students to aspire to pursue higher education.
  • Maintain a professional relationships with students.

Additional Responsibilities

  • General office duties (filing, data entry, assisting with mailings, office organization, social media updates, etc.)
  • Participate in cultural and social program activities (teambuilding, field trips, college tours), as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must have a cumulative 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Must have demonstrated competency in one (or more) of the following areas: English Composition, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, History/Social Studies, Mathematics, or Spanish.
  • Must have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Must be mature and have excellent professional judgment

Compensation:

  • $9 per hour

 


HIRING JANUARY 2021:

Summer Tutor Counselor:

The primary responsibility of a Tutor Counselor is to ensure the safety and well-being of students. Tutor Counselors also serve as mentors and tutors for participants. This is a residential position.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead non-academic program activities (team competitions, crafts, social/cultural activities, etc.)
  • Tutor students in areas of academic expertise and monitor study hall
  • Transport students to and from activities in program vehicles
  • Work with professional staff to monitor and evaluate students’ academic and social progress
  • Responsible for leading a team of 6-8 students in team competitions
  • Motivate students to aspire to pursue higher education

Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled in college
  • Must have a cumulative 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must be mature and have excellent professional judgment

Compensation:

  • Free private room for the duration of the program
  • Weekday meals and all fees to activities are provided
  • $9/hour for 37.5 hours/week
  • All-expense-paid trip to a major US city

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 Last Modified 9/28/20