Hours per Week:
This posting is to create a pool of applicants from which the Department may draw as tutoring positions become available. This posting may or may not result in the hiring of tutors. Language tutors are generally appointed by department faculty, with preference given to Modern Languages majors and minors.
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
Language tutors assist students enrolled in elementary through intermediate level courses. Job functions include tutoring and advising students on how to improve their language skills and their language acquisition practices. The tutor may also be asked to assist in class sessions.
Fall/Spring Semesters: All student employees must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible to work any UCO student position. Half time enrollment for Fall/Spring is considered 5 hours for graduates and 6 hours for undergraduates.
Summer Semester: Undergraduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in 6 hours to work on campus and Graduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in at least 5 hours. All other students must be enrolled in at least 3 hours to work on campus. Students not enrolled in summer classes must be enrolled in Fall classes in order to work on campus, but will be required to pay FICA taxes.
If the number of hours needed to graduate is less than the minimum hours required to work, the student must obtain a letter from his/her advisor stating the number of hours needed to graduate. Contact Human Resources for further information.
Modern Languages majors and minors are preferred candidates.
- The tutor should be a competent speaker, writer, and learner who is able to communicate both in the language and about the language being taught. It is not necessary that the tutor have perfect mastery of the target language, but the tutor should always be in a position to enable good learning practices and discourage poor ones
- Must be able to meet with students on campus in the department's tutoring office during scheduled times that serve the student population
- Must be punctual, dependable, and able to work with minimal supervision
- Must be able to communicate and work well with others and have sensitivity of intercultural communication
- Must handle confidential information in a professional and ethical manner
Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
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