Provide academic assistance to NIU students, individually or in small groups. Help students with study skills and course content.
*UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT at NIU (sophomore, Junior or Senior)
*Minimum of “A” or “B” in courses to be tutored
*Minimum Cum. GPA of 2.75 - 3.0 preferred
*Enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours at NIU
*Ability to tutor more than once course area
A positive attitude about helping students. Sensitivity, understanding and the ability to relate to students with varying academic levels and needs. Good Communication skills.
Attend mandatory 4 hours of training and all other assigned meetings
Meet with assigned students on time and be prepared to:
*Contact assigned students before initial meeting to arrange tutorial appointment
*Follow through on missed tutorial appointments and verify future sessions
*Work with assigned students on course content, study skills and self-concept
Establish clear lines of communication with students, PAL Assistant Director and other NIU staff as needed
Maintain accurate and complete tutoring records including
*Reports in the form of Tutoring Session Records Sheets
*Turn in Tutoring Session Record Sheets within payroll dates in order for time sheet to be completed
Maintain confidentiality of tutoring relationship
*Application available on-line in MyNIU, under MyNIU Student System > NIU Customizations > NIU PAL Tutor Application
*Written reference form (2 required) available in PAL Office: Williston Hall 100
*Tutor Applicants may be called for an interview appointment with the Assistant Director for PAL after application and reference are submitted/reviewed. (Hiring is based on student demand)
*Attend 4 hours of Tutor Training through our CRLA Certified Training Program
*Tutors are paid a minimum of $8.25 per hour (effective July 1, 2010)
*Tutors can work up to 20 hours per week
*Tutors must submit their tutoring work hours on Tutoring Session Record Sheets; Report to the PAL Office to sign Time Sheet; and are paid twice a month.