GA 20 Mathematics & Science Learning Center Graduate Assistant
The Mathematics & Science Learning Center Graduate Assistant will work directly with members of the professional staff team in the Office of Learning Services to perform tutor observations and to assist in the training of math and science tutors. The position pays $15/hr. This position is for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters.
Date of Appointment:
August __, 2018-May __, 2019, including a GA training session during the first few weeks of the Fall semester.
Application Deadline: July 31, 2018 Review of applicants on August 6th
- Meet with the MSLC coordinator weekly to review current projects and upcoming assignments.
- Assist with coordination and implementation of CRLA training program including tutor training, self – assessment, tutor observations of Math and Science tutors throughout the semester. Record these observations using a developed rubric and provide guidance to tutors on areas of possible improvement.
- Tutor students in select courses in tandem with current tutors as a means for demonstrating best practices in a tutoring session.
- Keep accurate records pertaining to tutoring observations and comply with the Office of Learning Service’s confidentiality agreement.
- Report all concerns about tutor competency to the Math and Science tutoring coordinator.
- Assist with Math in Action workshops as needed including distribution of flyers, setup/breakdown of materials and recording attendance.
- Assist with Math Movie Nights (selecting movies, promoting and hosting event, obtaining equipment from Penfield Library).
- Assist the Math Placement Coordinator with collection and organization of data working with tutoring software products for access to the data.
- Assist with interviewing potential tutors, new tutor orientation, and training.
- Assist with maintenance of Blackboard site for tutors to communicate and for additional training.
- Support office with general office tasks or other duties as needed.
- Greet visitors to the office and project a positive image.
- Work collaboratively with all students and staff members within SUNY.
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
- Acceptance into a graduate degree program at SUNY Oswego before the start date. Must be available for a minimum of 2 semesters.
- Strong interpersonal skills, outstanding oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, basic data analysis skills, demonstrated ability to work as a team member, experience with information technology, and ability to multi-task.
- Be familiar with best practices for tutoring including the Socratic method, Bloom’s taxonomy, current trends in study skills and retrieval practice.
- Preference is given to those applicants with a STEM background but all qualified graduate students from all programs may apply.
- Must be able to learn new software applications in order to meet the needs of the department.
- Available to work 20 hours per week.
About the Office of Learning Services:
The Office of Learning Services offers free academic tutoring services to all enrolled students at SUNY Oswego. The tutoring and writing centers provide walk-in and appointment-based tutoring, primarily at the 100-200 level, and selected upper division courses. The Office of Learning Services provides supplemental tutoring in a comfortable and caring environment.
We work to promote intellectual integrity, honesty, independence, and confidence by helping students to develop academic skills and methods. It is our hope that students will use these skills as they advance through their academic, professional and personal endeavors.
Submit a resume & letter of interest specifying qualifications. Materials should only be sent electronically to: Casey Towne, Coordinator of the MSLC at email@example.com & CC’d to Patricia Krauss, Director of Office of Learning Services at firstname.lastname@example.org