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Undergraduate Tutor for STEM Tutoring Hub, Summer 2024/AY 2024-2025

Position overview

Position title: Non-Senate
Salary range: See Table 20 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $20.28 per hour.
Percent time: 25%
Anticipated start: 6/17/2024
Position duration: Academic year and summer session

Application Window

Open date: April 1, 2024

Next review date: Friday, Aug 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Apr 1, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Office of Undergraduate Education tutors will serve as learning assistants for Math, Bio, Physics, Chem, ENGR and CSE in an open tutoring center format. Tutors increase course proficiency by assisting students in finding their own answers to questions and helping them learning methods to solve problems independently. Support is structured to reinforce course material, with a focus on grasping the content of courses and building student capacity to be successful in future courses.

Tutors are responsible for creating an inclusive learning environment, greeting students and explaining the functions of the learning centers to new students. Staff are responsible for reviewing and understanding the Employee Handbook, attending pedagogical training events, mentoring new tutors and ensuring compliance with Center procedures.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications

Overall GPA of 3.0
Grades of B or higher earned in tutored, or equivalent
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work effectively with students of diverse backgrounds, age groups and learning needs
Possess patience and interest in assisting students
Strong grasp of course concepts

Completed courses required by subject

  • Math Tutoring: Math 12/22
  • Chem Tutoring: Chem 100
  • CSE Tutoring: CSE 24
  • Physics Tutoring: Phys 9/19
  • ENGR Tutoring: ENGR 57
  • Bio Tutoring: Bio 110

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Please include the courses you are available to tutor.

  • Unofficial Transcripts

  • Work Availability

Reference requirements
  • 1 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF01735

Help contact: lcarrasco2@ucmerced.edu

About UC Merced

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (https://cie.ucmerced.edu/analytics-hub/student-statistics), UC Merced is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in research and teaching as well as to diversity, equity and inclusion. Ranked as one of the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (https://merced2020.ucmerced.edu/).

The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Please refer to the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy and the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements. This includes the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/VaccinationProgramsPolicy.

Job location

Merced, Ca