Organic Chemistry Peer Tutor in The Study

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Lexington, KENTUCKY
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 02 Apr 2017

Posting Details

Job Title Organic Chemistry Peer Tutor in The Study
Requisition Number DU02775
Department Name 8Z410:Academic Enhancement
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $10.00/hour
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education

Qualified applicants will have taken CHE 230 AND 232 at the University of Kentucky and made an “A” or “B” in both courses in the series. Applicants who have only taken one course in the above series will not be considered for the position.

Qualified applicants will also have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

PLEASE NOTE, only applications including a resume and transcript will be reviewed. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or advisor is also required but can be submitted at any time before your interview if you are offered one. Letters of recommendation can be submitted by a UK faculty or staff member using this link:

Required Related Experience

You must have taken the courses you wish to tutor at the University of Kentucky and made an “A” or “B” in the course.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting and standing for long periods of time.


Peer Tutors can expect to work between six and twenty hours per week based on their availability and the needs of tutees. Peer Tutors’ schedules are determined at the beginning of each semester and will not change from week to week. Shifts will be between three and eight hours long (again based on availability and student need) and will take place between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm on Sunday, and between 2:00 pm and 10:00 pm Monday through Thursday.

Job Summary

This position is for the Fall 2017 semester, and will begin in August 2017.

Peer Tutors assist fellow undergraduates in UK courses through Transformative Learning’s Peer Tutoring Program in The Study. There are no appointments and tutoring is offered in small, informal groups. Peer Tutors help tutees fully understand concepts, complete assignments, and study for exams. Peer Tutors are responsible for greeting tutees and making them feel welcome and included, providing guidance in course content, and helping tutees hone study skills and strategies.

Peer Tutors guide tutees to deeper understandings of course material and are never expected to give answers or replace course instructors.

Peer Tutors receive extensive training in preparation for being effective peer tutors, so no prior tutoring experience is needed.

Because the Peer Tutor position is a professional position, it includes responsibilities beyond working regular shifts, including professional development sessions, performance evaluations, regular team meetings, and promotional activities.

PLEASE NOTE: By applying to this position you will automatically be considered for any Peer Tutor position with Transformative Learning, for which you are qualified. You do not need to apply to multiple positions.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Applicants should enjoy helping others and sharing their experiences as students of organic chemistry. Applicants should have outstanding oral communication skills and be professional and timely. A thorough working knowledge of the CHE 230/232 series is also required.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience


Deadline to Apply 04/02/2017
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