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Physics Peer Tutor in The Study

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Physics Peer Tutor in The Study
Requisition Number DU09003
Department Name 1B140: Transformative Learning
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $10.00/hour
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education
Qualified applicants will have taken PHY 231 AND 232 or PHY 211 AND 213 at the University of Kentucky and made an “A” or “B” in both courses in the series. Applicants who have only taken one course in one of the above series will not be considered for the position.

Qualified applicants will also have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

PLEASE NOTE, only applications including a resume and transcript will be reviewed. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or advisor is also required but can be submitted at any time before your interview if you are offered one. Letters of recommendation should be submitted by a UK faculty or staff member using the following link: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3qkMr6MbGgqBL5r
Required Related Experience
You must have taken the courses you wish to tutor at the University of Kentucky and made an “A” or “B” in the course.
Required License/Registration/Certification
If accepted for the position, applicants must attend Peer Tutor Training. Training will include online as well as in-person sessions.
Physical Requirements
Sitting and standing for long periods of time.
Shift
Peer Tutors can expect to work between six and twenty hours per week based on their availability and the needs of tutees. Peer Tutors’ schedules are determined at the beginning of each semester and will not change from week to week. Shifts will be between three and eight hours long (again based on availability and student need) and will take place between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm on Sunday, and between 2:00 pm and 10:00 pm Monday through Thursday.
Job Summary
This position is for the 2022-2023 Academic Year and will begin Fall semester.
Postings are open through 6/1. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis for qualified candidates from March through June 1. Applications submitted earlier will be given priority consideration. 

Peer Tutors assist fellow undergraduates in UK courses through Transformative Learning’s Peer Tutoring Program in The Study. There are no appointments and tutoring is offered in small, informal groups. Peer Tutors help tutees fully understand concepts, complete assignments, and study for exams. Peer Tutors are responsible for greeting tutees and making them feel welcome and included, providing guidance in course content, and helping tutees hone study skills and strategies.

Peer Tutors guide tutees to deeper understandings of course material and are never expected to give answers or replace course instructors.

Peer Tutors receive extensive training in preparation for being effective peer tutors, so no prior tutoring experience is needed.

Because the Peer Tutor position is a professional position, it includes responsibilities beyond working regular shifts, including professional development sessions, performance evaluations, regular team meetings, and promotional activities.

PLEASE NOTE: By applying to this position you will automatically be considered for any Peer Tutor position with Transformative Learning, for which you are qualified. You do not need to apply to multiple positions.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Applicants should enjoy helping others and sharing their experiences as students of physics. Applicants should have outstanding oral communication skills and be professional and timely. A thorough working knowledge of the PHY 231/232 and/or PHY 211/213 series is also required.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
None
Deadline to Apply 06/01/2022
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Posted: 2022-03-31 Expires: 2022-06-01

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