Employment Information

We hire outstanding students recommended by Kutztown University faculty. Peer Tutors assist assigned students in becoming a more successful and independent learners.  Peer Tutors provide and help to integrate effective learning and study strategies for their assigned students, while at the same time helping to clarify and/or reinforce course content, assignments and material.

We serve various subjects: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, History, Psychology and more.  Peer Tutors assist students by providing scheduled one-on-one meetings in the Rohrbach Library. 

Tutoring Services accepts applications year round.  If you are interested in applying for a position please complete the Tutoring Services Employment Application and Faculty Recommendation Form

If you have any questions, please contact R. Chad Brown, Assistant Director for Retention & Student Success at cbrown@kutztown.edu 

Job descriptions:
  • Peer Tutor

    A Peer Tutor is a knowledgeable student who has a general understanding of Kutztown University systems, academics, and resources that are able to enhance a student’s academic experience. Peer tutors assist assigned students in becoming more successful and independent learners.  Peer tutors provide and help to integrate effective learning and study strategies for their assigned students, while at the same time helping to clarify and/or reinforce course content, assignments and material. 

     Responsibilities 

    • Provide individualized content and skill-development tutoring to assigned students (tutees).
    • Create and maintain a tutoring schedule convenient to both tutor and tutee.
    • Develop a good understanding and knowledge of college services, supports, and resources.
    • Make appropriate student referrals to college offices, departments or professionals, when necessary.
    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of each tutoring session using Tutoring Services forms, as well as timely completion of entering e-time on a weekly basis.
    • Attend and complete peer tutor training and development sessions required by Tutoring Services.
    • Limit tutoring time per session to approximately 1 hour.
    • Maintain strict confidentiality of all student information, material, and discussions shared in the tutoring relationship.

     Qualifications 

    • Must be a Kutztown University, undergraduate, degree-seeking student
    • Completion of at least one semester at Kutztown University
    • Good academic and student conduct standing
    • Overall GPA of 2.75 with a 3.0 GPA within major
    • Earned a B+ or higher in course(s) being tutored
    • Positive faculty referral/recommendation for course(s) being tutored
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

     Commitment 

    • Participation in peer tutor training
    • Maintain and check daily your KU email account
    • Ability to work 3-10 hours per week

     Benefits

    • Opportunity to develop and maintain positive relationships with peers
    • Develop leadership skills
    • Interactions with Kutztown University departments, faculty, and staff
    • Salary $7.25/hour

    Application and Hiring Process

    To complete a Tutoring Services employment application, please come by Tutoring Services located in Rohrbach Library Room 30. If you have specific questions, please contact R. Chad Brown, Assistant Director for Retention & Student Success at (610) 683-4771 or by email at cbrown@kutztown.edu.

  • Supplemental Instructor

    Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program that targets historically difficult courses. SI sessions are regularly scheduled, out-of-class review sessions for all students enrolled in a targeted course. The sessions are informal seminars in which students review notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and prepare for examinations.

    The SI sessions are facilitated by “SI leaders,” students who are prepared to share how to effectively study for the course and how to maximize their potential for academic success. SI leaders support classroom instruction. The SI program is offered in classes where the faculty member understands and supports Supplemental Instruction.

    Primary Responsibilities 

    • Attend all class meetings of the selected course, take accurate notes, and understand all the homework, reading assignments and projects.
    • Facilitate at least two 60 minute small group study sessions per week throughout the semester.
    • Actively recruit students to attend small group study sessions.
    • Be prepared and on time for each small group study sessions.
    • Be familiar with campus resources available to students.
    • Plan small group study sessions using a wide variety of interactive learning strategies (without re-teaching, lecturing or completing students’ assignments for them).
    • Prepare handouts, informal quizzes, and other learning aids for small group study sessions.
    • Submit SI attendance and student employee time card bi-weekly to Tutoring Services. 

    Qualifications 

    • Must be a Kutztown University, undergraduate, degree-seeking student
    • Completion of at least one semester at Kutztown University
    • Good academic and student conduct standing
    • Overall GPA of 2.75 with a 3.0 GPA within major
    • Earned a B+ or higher in course(s) being tutored
    • Positive faculty referral/recommendation for course(s) being tutored
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills 

    Commitment 

    • Participation in Tutoring Services Employee Training
    • Maintain and check daily your KU email account
    • Available to work 5 hours per week

     Benefits 

    • Opportunity to develop and maintain positive relationships with peers
    • Develop leadership skills
    • Interactions with Kutztown University departments, faculty, and staff
    • Salary $7.75 – 9.00/hour depending on course 

    Application and Hiring Process 

    To complete a Tutoring Services employment application, please come by Tutoring Services located in Rohrbach Library Room 30. If you have specific questions, please contact R. Chad Brown, Assistant Director for Retention & Student Success at (610) 683-4771 or by email at cbrown@kutztown.edu.

  • First-Year Seminar Supplemental Instructor

    The First-Year Seminar Supplemental Instructors (FYS SI’s) will closely work with faculty to support the faculty and encourage first year student success.   While working with students in a classroom environment, FYS SI’s discuss a myriad of topics ranging from academic to personal responsibilities. They help first-year students explore factors involving adjusting to college life, campus opportunity and involvement, campus resources, and career exploration.  Outside of the classroom, FYS SI’s lead students through the welcome week experience and help new students during their first semester at Kutztown University. 

    Most importantly, FYS SI’s will serve as peer mentors. Through one-on-one and group meetings, FYS SI’s will act as a knowledgeable guide for new students and provide direct access to people and resources that will further support the objectives of the First-Year Seminar.

    Primary Responsibilities 

    • Serve as an energetic and enthusiastic role model to help first-year students succeed at Kutztown University
    • Develop and maintain relationships with and provide assistance and support for first-year students (focus on a smooth transition, acclimation, and a sense of belonging)
    • Serve as a resource for students new to Kutztown University
    • Help facilitate and encourage attendance at campus programs (campus involvement)
    • Attend the targeted class, take notes, and participate in discussions
    • Understand course requirements and maintain contact throughout the term with the course professor
    • Be familiar with campus resources available to students
    • Actively recruit participants for SI sessions
    • Conduct a two 50-minute weekly sessions for assigned section throughout the semester
    • Be prepared and be on time for each SI session
    • Plan SI sessions using a wide variety of interactive learning strategies (without re-teaching, lecturing or completing students’ assignments for them)
    • Prepare handouts, informal quizzes, and other learning aids for SI sessions
    • Maintain a professional attitude at all times and serve as a positive role model
    • Participate in a position evaluation and assessment process

     Training Requirements 

    • Spring training sessions and one day training prior to the start of the fall semester
    • Attend two in-service training sessions each semester

     Qualifications 

    • Must be a Kutztown University undergraduate, degree-seeking student in sophomore academic standing
    • GPA: 3.0 and in good Student Conduct Standing
    • A grade of B+ or higher in FYS 100 course
    • Recommendation from FYS faculty member

    Commitment 

    • Maintain and check daily your KU email account
    • Ability to work 5 hours per week. 

    Benefits 

    • Opportunity to develop and maintain positive relationships with peers and gain mentoring experience
    • Develop leadership skills
    • Greater understanding of Kutztown University departments, faculty and staff
    • Salary $7.75/hour
  • Academic Peer Mentor

    An Academic Peer Mentor (APM) is a knowledgeable student who has a general understanding of Kutztown University processes, academics, and resources that can enhance a student’s academic experience. APM’s provide academic services to the undergraduate peers and useful if you would like to discuss your holistic learning approach, rather than one specific course. 
    An Academic Peer Mentor (APM) is a trained undergraduate student who offers assistance in academic readiness like time management and academic organizational skills.  For example, rather than helping understand math homework, an APM might help them plan time to do homework, connect with a math tutor or lab, and suggest testing strategies for success on an upcoming math exam.
    An APM is open about his/her academic experiences and progress at Kutztown University.  Additionally, An APM is committed to delivering programs and services in a professional manner and is expected to assist Academic Enrichment and Tutoring Services to achieve its mission

     Qualifications 

    • Must be a Kutztown University, undergraduate, degree-seeking student
    • Completion of at least one semester at Kutztown University
    • Good academic and student conduct standing
    • Overall GPA of 2.75 with a 3.0 GPA within major
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

     Commitment 

    • Participation in Tutoring Services Employment Training
    • Maintain and check daily your KU email account
    • Ability to work 3-10 hours per week

     Benefits 

    • Opportunity to develop and maintain positive relationships with peers
    • Develop leadership skills
    • Interactions with Kutztown University departments, faculty, and staff
    • Salary $7.50/hour

    Application and Hiring Process

    To complete a Tutoring Services employment application, please come by Tutoring Services located in Rohrbach Library Room 30. If you have specific questions, please contact R. Chad Brown, Assistant Director for Retention & Student Success at (610) 683-4771 or by email at cbrown@kutztown.edu.