Residence Education Tutor

Rate of pay: $11.56/hour

Work location: Currier Hall, Mayflower Hall, Petersen Hall

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, conflict resolution, balancing priorities, attention to detail, interpersonal communication, customer service experience, and working with people from diverse backgrounds and working as part of a team.  Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

Basic job function

Tutor individuals or small groups (up to 5) of students, assisting them in mastering course content and in becoming more independent, confident and self-directed learners. Scheduling is determined each semester for 2 hours per night, for a total of 2-10 hours per week in the Currier, Mayflower or Petersen tutoring locations. Tutors are needed for mathematics and chemistry.


  • Participate in orientation and training sessions.
  • Conduct weekly tutoring session with residence hall students at predetermined hours in neighborhood tutoring centers.
  • Maintain effective, active communication with supervisor.
  • Be prepared and on time for tutoring hours as scheduled.
  • Complete any other paperwork responsibilities as directed.
  • Opportunities for leading additional academic support workshops are offered, but not required.


  • Enrolled as a student at the University of Iowa.
  • A cumulative GPA or 3.0, a grade of “A-“or higher in courses tutored and reference from faculty member who taught course(s) are required at time of application.
  • Required to maintain a semester GPA of 3.0.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills and ability to be respectful while in working with a diverse population.
  • Experience working with a diverse population.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be proficient in using computers, including Microsoft Word and email.

Work hours

  • Up to 20 hours per week during academic year.

Training requirements

  • Minors on Campus
  • Criminal Background Check upon hire

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