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Academic Support

Become a Math Learning Center Tutor

Summary of Position

Math Learning Center (MLC) tutors provide individual and small group tutoring to students in first and second-year math courses. They also assist students in improving academic achievement by meeting with them on a regular basis to clarify mathematical learning problems and develop mathematical habits of mind. Other assistance might include: reviewing class material, discussing the text, predicting test questions, or working on solutions to problems. In general, the tutor will provide services that supplement classroom teaching.

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled at Wright State University
    • Undergraduate students must register for a minimum of 6 credit hours during each semester that they work
    • Graduate students must register for a minimum of 3 credit hours during each semester that they work.
  • Must be in good standing with the university
  • Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00.
  • Course Requirements:
    • To tutor Mathematics: You must have received a grade of ‘A’ or ‘B’ in MTH 2300 or an equivalent Calculus-based course.
      • However, preference will be given to individuals who have completed the equivalent of MTH 2310 (Calculus 2) with a grade of ‘B’ or higher.
    • To tutor STT 1600/2640: You must have completed STT 1600/2640, or an equivalent course in Statistics with a grade of ‘B’ or higher.
    • To tutor MTH 2410/2430/2450: You must have completed the course with a grade of ‘B’ or higher.
    • To tutor MS 2040/2050: You must have completed the course with a grade of ‘B’ or higher.
    • To tutor CS 1200/2200 or MTH 2570: You must have completed the course with a grade of ‘B’ or higher.
    • To tutor ISE 2211: You must have completed the course with a grade of ‘B’ or higher 
  • Faculty reference that can comment on your mathematical ability
  • Demonstrate knowledge and competence in the subject matter.
  • Possess good organizational skills.
  • Exhibit patience and positive attitudes in establishing an encouraging learning environment.
  • Possess good interpersonal communication skills and ease in relating to people from varying educational, cultural, and social backgrounds.
  • Possess a good level of responsibility, reliability, and punctuality.
  • Exhibit appropriate and professional behavior at all times.
  • Strong active listening skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare for tutoring sessions.
  • Involve tutees in a central role during tutoring activities.
  • Follow-up with tutees’ progress.
  • Participate in the development of workshops and training materials.
  • Participate in outreach activities, e.g. presenting information regarding academic support available through the Math Learning Center.
  • Maintain a weekly schedule of available hours within the Math Learning Center.
  • Attend semester orientations, MLC meetings, and tutor -training sessions as required by the Director.
  • Abide by and enforce the rules of the Academic Success Centers.
  • Ensure that students sign-in and properly check out materials of the Academic Success Centers.
  • Assist with additional duties as needed.

Assignments/Pay

  • Paid tutors earn a minimum of $10.01 an hour for both individual and group tutoring.
  • Tutoring will be assigned according to student demand, tutor availability, and seniority.
  • Flexible schedule: Hours may vary with a maximum of 28 hours per week.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and support the mission of the Math Learning Center, Division of Student Success, and Wright State University.
  • Increase leadership abilities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Improve problem-solving and learning skills.
  • Improve communication skills and develop strategies to improve student self-sufficiency.

Application

To apply for a tutoring position, please visit 122A Student Success Building or download and complete the Math Tutor application (PDF).

For additional information, contact Emanuel Clayton at (937) 775-2273 or uc_mathlearningctr@wright.edu.