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Tutor 21-22

Tutor, 2021-2022

Tutors provide drop-in tutorial services for students living in UC Berkeley’s residence halls.  During regularly scheduled evening shifts, a team of Residential Tutors assist residents with their coursework and assignments with the goal of developing academic skills that will enable students to succeed throughout their years at UC Berkeley. Tutors are expected to work in one of the following four subject areas:  Chemistry (1A, 3A, 3B) Math (1A, 1B, 16A, 16B, 32, 53, 54) Physics (7A, 7B, 8A, 8B) Writing (all undergraduate writing). In addition to providing assistance during drop-in tutoring, Tutors also provide support during welcome week events, and develop midterm review and final exam review sessions. The duties of the Tutor are carried out under the mentorship of a Lead Tutor and the supervision of the Residential Academic Success Specialist.

 

The application has now been closed as of Monday, February 22nd at 5PM PST.

COVID-19 Specific

Due to COVID-19, hall staff may be asked to adjust job responsibilities at any point to remain in alignment with public health and campus guidelines, which may become virtual or resume to normal operations over the year. Hall Staff must also comply with any protocols required of University employees, such as the use of face coverings, Personal Protection Equipment, self-isolating/sequestering, and testing procedures when mandated.Additionally, all student staff will be subject to any requirements, restrictions, policies, or changes that apply to the general student resident population.

Essential Duties

Tutoring (65%)

  • Assist students with problem sets, papers, and other subject-related coursework.  Discuss difficult concepts and provide new approaches to understanding them.
  • Listen actively and provide clear explanations.
  • Create a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.  Be approachable and willing to help students.  Show enthusiasm for tutoring and the subject matter.
  • Introduce residents to study strategies and skills which will assist them with their coursework.
  • Work with both with individuals and small groups.  Encourage and facilitate group study.
  • Provide drop-in tutorial services in a timely manner, beginning and ending on time.  

 

Training and Support (20%)

  • Participate in mandatory training. Fall training dates are listed under “Terms of Employment” 
  • Prepare for and attend mandatory bi-weekly tutor meetings on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-7:45pm during the academic year.
  • Participate in peer observations of other tutors.
  • Meet individually at least twice per semester with the Lead Tutor.
  • Meet individually at least once per semester with the Residential Academic Success Specialist

 

Administrative Responsibilities (5%)

  • Check and respond to emails at least once a day
  • Address all concerns with Lead Tutor and/or Residential Academic Success Specialist
  • Follow through on supervisor requests in a timely manner.  Submit timesheets, transcripts, etc. by set deadlines.
  • Actively participate in tutor recruitment
  • Seek formal and informal feedback on your performance from students. Complete end-of-semester performance evaluation processes. 
  • Maintain an orderly environment during tutoring sessions, review sessions, and in the Academic Programs Office

 

Tutoring Preparation (5%)

  • Maintain and increase knowledge in your subject area by reading course materials such as textbooks, handouts, and web pages.
  • Prepare outlines and materials for academic programs and review sessions.

 

Programming (5%)

  • Help students prepare for exams by offering pre-exam review sessions and extended hours as necessary

 

Additional Duties

  • Participate in Residential Education activities as assigned by the Residential Academic Success Specialist
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Current, full-time student at time of employment (undergraduate or graduate)
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (we do not round up)
  • Minimum grades of “A’s” and “B’s” in subject area of tutoring
  • Demonstrated excellence in lower division courses relevant to tutoring discipline

 

Preferred

  • Strong customer service skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, maintain cooperative peer relationships, teamwork oriented, dependable, attentive to detail,  friendliness and approachability

Terms of Employment

  • The Tutor is expected to follow residence hall policies and procedures during all work shifts. Failure to serve as a positive role model may result in personnel action up to and including dismissal.  
  • Active participation in staff training as well as on-going system-wide and area staff in-service training programs.
    • New Tutor Training: Tuesday Aug 17th (1p-6p) – Friday Aug 20th (10am-6pm W, Th, & F)
    • Returning Tutor Training: Thursday Aug 19th – Friday Aug 20th (10am-6pm each day)
  • Tutors are expected to work during some evenings, weekends and holidays. 
  • Continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory job performance evaluation by the supervisor. Satisfactory job performance evaluation is defined as meeting expectations as defined by the job evaluation in all areas of the job description.
  • The tutor will be compensated at a rate of $16.00/hr and is expected to work 8-­15 hours per week during the duration of employment.

Expectations

  • Maintain positive working relationships with fellow Residential & Housing Services Staff well as Residential and Student Services staff members.
  • Do not duplicate or loan keys to unauthorized persons.  
  • Adhere to all crisis, evaluation, and emergency response procedures.
  • Be responsible with special staff privileges (i.e. use of office, phones, keys, office equipment, etc.).
  • Maintain confidentiality and objectivity in all matters related to Residential Programs business, students and staff.

Nondiscrimination Policy Statement for University of California

The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services. The University also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.

Inquiries regarding the University’s student-related nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the Director of the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD).  Email: ask_ophd@berkeley.edu, or telephone: 510 643-7985. Complaints of discrimination should be directed to OPHD, as above.

Student-related discrimination complaints can also be brought to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, San Francisco Regional Office, 50 United Nations Plaza, Mail Box 1200, Room 1545, San Francisco, CA 94102, Email: ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov; Telephone: 415.486.5555, FAX: 415.486.5570; TDD: 800.877.8339

IIPP Requirements

Provides health and safety training, guidance on safe work practices, provides proper equipment, observes work practices and correct methods, and investigates accidents. Works in a safe and responsible manner while not putting self or others at risk. This includes complying with applicable policies and regulations; using personal safety gear; observing warning signs; learning about potential hazards; and reporting unsafe conditions.

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Please contact reshalls-employment@berkeley.edu with any questions or concerns. We look forward to reviewing your application!