Peer Tutor

Penn State University

Penn State Abington
Campus City:
Abington, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State Abington
Academic Affairs - Learning Success Center


The Penn State Abington Learning Success Center is looking for students to serve as Peer Tutors for the 2019-2020, Academic Year. We are looking for tutors in the following subject areas: Math, Science (Chemistry & Biology), Statistics, English, ESL, Writing, and Accounting. Qualifications: Peer Tutors should be excellent students who set a good example for the students they will tutor—through their efficient study habits, excellent academic performance, and responsible personal behavior. Peer Tutors must be knowledgeable in their subject areas and capable of conveying that knowledge to others. The student must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and an A- or A in the subject(s) they wish to tutor. For most peer tutor positions, student applicants should have sophomore standing, be enrolled at Penn State Abington, and be recommended by the instructor(s) teaching the course(s) they will be tutoring. Peer Tutors must also be dependable, responsible, and patient. They must get along well with others and work well collaboratively. The Learning Success Center expects employees to exemplify civil, courteous, and appropriate behavior at all times. Peer tutors are expected to attend classes regularly, earn good grades honestly, be prompt for appointments and classes, take complete and organized notes, manage time efficiently, handle problems tactfully and effectively, and keep information regarding all students confidential. Job Description: Work with individual students and groups, guiding them toward improved independent performance in their coursework and general academic skills. Conduct themselves courteously and professionally at all times. Fully understand and fully comply with all confidentiality practices. Attend training sessions as scheduled. Meet with students seeking academic assistance as assigned. Show up on time for all scheduled appointments and sessions. Work on improving their knowledge, skills, and effectiveness under the guidance of their professional mentors. Keep good, up-to-date records of sessions as required. Complete required paperwork fully, correctly, and on time. Maintain their strong academic standing — grades and integrity. When applying, applicants are required to include a resume and cover letter; also include in the cover letter what area(s) you are interested in tutoring.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088