Linguistics Peer Tutor
University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY

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Peer Tutors provide one-on-one and small group tutoring (usually only 100 and 200 level courses) for courses that they have completed at UK and earned a grade of at least a "B" (in this requisition, these are linguistics classes). They greet students who come for tutoring, listen to problems the students describe, and probe to discover the nature of their problems. After completing training, Peer Tutors will identify weaknesses in study strategies and refer students appropriately. Peer tutors are expected to guide students to discover answers to questions, and never do work for students or give answers.

We are seeking employees who have learned and are comfortable with the material and who enjoy working with their peers. Note that the Peer Tutor position is a professional position and each Peer Tutor is expected to adhere to the policies outlined in the Staff Resource Manual and will be required to meet with the Assistant Director for Performance Evaluations and attend Professional Development sessions.

Because the Peer Tutor position is a professional position, it includes responsibilities beyond working regular shifts. Undergraduate AE staff are also required to attend professional development sessions, Performance Evaluations, regular team meetings, and promotional activities.

A complete application includes:
? completing the online application

? submitting transcripts (unofficial from myUK is acceptable)

? attaching a resume

? sending a faculty evaluation and letter of recommendation from a UK faculty member. The evaluation form may be found on the Academic Enhancement website ( Completed forms and letters of recommendation may be sent directly by faculty to: Katie Voigts, Student Program Coordinator, 306B Complex Commons, Lexington, KY 40526-0147.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

REQUIRED: At least a second semester first-year student; undergraduate UK student; good standing (minimum 3.0 GPA); has demonstrated a mastery of concepts in courses completed at UK (through an application, resume, transcripts, and recommendation from a faculty member); successful completion of one of the courses Academic Enhancement tutors; able to communicate effectively to other undergraduate students the basic concepts necessary for understanding course material; organized; professional; able to navigate academic technology effectively (computer programs associated with subjects tutored).

All positions will begin in FALL 2012 and new staff are required to attend the training sessions.

Preferred Education / Experience

Deadline to Apply


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