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Northwest Missouri State University

Student Employment Program - Job Description

Job Title

Undergraduate Sciences tutor for the following courses:

  • 24-112 General Chemistry
  • 24-114 General Chemistry I
  • 24-116 General Chemistry II
  • 04-102 General Biology
  • 04-106 Principles of Biology
  • 04-112 General Botany
  • 04-114 General Zoology
  • 40-102 The Physical Sciences
  • 25-110 General Physics I
  • 25-112 General Physics II
  • 25-120 Fundamentals of Classical Physics I
  • 25-230 Fundamentals of Classical Physics II



Job Description

Attendance required at weekly TDC staff professional development every Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. throughtout the trimester.

Duties and Responsibilities:
In individual or group sessions with clients, the tutor...

  • Follows acceptable and clearly established procedures
  • Actively involves the learner in the course content and suggests appropriate study strategies
  • Empowers students to take ownership for their learning and encourages academic rigor
  • Develops or locates appropriate materials and resources to help clients synthesize course concepts
  • Recruits clients by speaking with instructors/making announcements in classes
  • Reviews job description/contract in its entirety each trimester employed
  • Attends and actively participates in required weekly TDC professional development for growth and improvement of TDC programs
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Checks Northwest email daily
  • Submits work schedule prior to the first week of classes for each trimester employed
  • Ensures maintenance of accurate TDC records for any and all client services
  • Communicates information regarding work schedules, sickness, or any problems or concerns that you have, with supervisors as soon as possible
  • Submits time sheets by the date requested at the end of every month
  • Submits group session sign-in sheets of student attendance to the TDC each week

Critical/Creative Thinking and Problem Solving:

  • Employ creativity and flexibility in all aspects of the role


  • Competence with Microsoft Office Suite

Self-Directed Learning:

  • Prepare for tutoring sessions by reading texts, supplemental materials, and meeting with TDC staff as needed for support

Competence in a Discipline:

  • Encourage students' use of the language of their discipline to develop subject-area

Personal/Social Development:

  • Reflect upon your strengths and abilities and share your successful experiences with others
  • Actively participate in TDC professional development experiences
  • Exhibit professionalism
  • Support and encourage students

Team Work/Team Leading:

  • Demonstrate ability to work positively with others
  • Maintain a professional and supportive relationship with the entire University community


  • Interact regularly with diverse on-campus populations


Applicants who have taken the course at Northwest and received an ‘A’ or ‘B’ in the course(s) listed are preferred. For applicants to be considered for the position, all additional materials (resume & unofficial transcript) must be submitted together with the completed application form.

Wage Rate


Hours Available

5-20 depending on the courses able to tutor.

Start Date

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Application Deadline

April 18, 2014; Please complete the attached application.


Kirk Skoglund


234 B.D. Owens Library




Contact the Supervisor to apply for this position. Apply for positions for which you meet the qualifications.