Welcome to Study Partners

 

STUDY PARTNERS EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

 

The peer tutoring service provided by Study Partners is valuable and well utilized at Auburn University.  Our tutors have previously earned an A or high B in each class they tutor, and truly enjoy assisting students in improving their ability to become independent learners.  If this describes you, we look forward to receiving your completed application and two letters of recommendation.


Please note that Study Partners does not currently employ staff during the summer.

Study Partners annually employs 80-100 tutors, and 5-10 desk workers.  If you are interested in working at Study Partners, please print and complete one of the applications available using a link below.  Applications are actively accepted throughout the year, but are regularly reviewed the 10th day of each month.  

 

Submit completed applications in one of the following ways to Ms. Tamara Bowden, SP Coordinator:

-Email to:         bowdetm@auburn.edu

-Mail to:           0176 RBD Library
                        Auburn University, AL  36849

-Deliver to:      0176 RBD Library (ground floor) Academic Support Suite
                        Office:             0176G
                        Mailbox:          0176A

 

STUDY PARTNERS HIRING PROCEDURES

 

For quick reference please refer to the steps below designed to clarify the hiring process.  Potential employees will not be considered for a job in Study Partners until a completed application and two rec letters have been submitted. 


STEP 1—APPLICATION
Complete an application and submit it to the Academic Support Suite (ground floor RBD Library).
c/o Ms. Tamara Bowden, SP Coordinator (0176 RBD Library, 334.844.4388, bowdetm@auburn.edu). 
Tutors please list all classes you are willing to tutor by including the full class code (i.e. MATH 1000).  

STEP 2—RECOMMENDATIONS
TWO recommendation letters are required.  Recommendations are to be requested by the potential employee (that’s YOU!).  Letters may be submitted via email to: Ms. Tamara Bowden (bowdetm@auburn.edu) OR hard copy to: Ms. Tamara Bowden (0176 RBD Library, Auburn University, AL, 36849).

STEP 3—INTERVIEW MEETING
As an open tutoring or desk worker position becomes available, selected candidates will be contacted via email.  These potential employees are asked to meet in person for no longer than 40 minutes with one or member of supervisory team.  Attire is student casual unless the potential employee prefers to wear something more formal.

STEP 4—MOCK INTERVIEW REQUEST (this step is not always requested):
On occasion potential employees will be asked to come back a second time to conduct a 20 minute “mock tutoring session,” used to assess the potential employee’s ability to communicate necessary curriculum material.

STEP 5—AU PAYROLL REQUIREMENT
If and when a student is hired by Study Partners they will then need to follow-up with Ms. Sandy Baker, Academic Support Administrative Associate (bakersa@auburn.edu, 0176A RBD Library, Academic Support Suite), to set up an in person meeting to complete the necessary paperwork allowing them to be placed on Auburn University’s payroll.  All employees are required by law to bring an ORIGINAL Social Security card, and current Driver's License OR Passport to their meeting.  AU Payroll paperwork is easily completed in approximately 15 minutes.  For direct deposit purposes, each new employee is required to enter their personal bank info into Tiger i.

STEP 6—STUDY PARTNERS HOURLY WAGE
All undergraduate student employees of Study Partners begin by earning $7.25/hour, earning a 50 cent hourly raise each year with our program, maxing-out at no more than $8.25/hour unless they hold a leadership position.   Graduate and Professional (Vet Med, Pharmacy, and Nursing) student employees begin by earning $8.25/hour, earning a 50 cent hourly raise every year with our program, but max out at no more than $10/hour.

STEP 7—TRAINING & EVALUATION
Each Study Partners’ staff member is required to attend a minimum of 10 paid hours of training each semester to help complete tutor and/or desk worker certification.  Each new employee is also required to shadow other staff members in an effort to help them hone their craft.  Additionally, tutors and desk workers are periodically observed during their work hours to provide opportunity for growth and development and to help improve performance.    

STEP 8—WORK SCHEDULE TO BE SET
Tutors set their own work schedule within the hours Study Partners is open.  Depending upon the course(s) tutored, staff members are assigned a maximum number of weekly work hours.  Regularly, tutors work 5-15 hours/week depending on the curriculum area, the demand for tutoring in that area, and their own preference.  Desk Worker hours are set by mutual agreement between the desk supervisor and employee, and hours/week vary.

STEP 9—TUTORING TAKES PLACE
Study Partners is located in the Learning Commons (2nd Floor RBD Library).  Individual tutoring for Fall 2015 semester is offered Sun from 2 pm-7 pm, and Mon through Thurs from 10 am-5 pm.  Drop-in tutoring for high demand courses only is offered Mon through Thurs from 5 pm-7 pm.  Tutor work hours begin at the top of the hour and end at the top of the hour.  Desk Worker hours vary due to class schedules, opening and closing duties, etc.  The first day of tutoring for Fall 2015 is Tues Sept 1, and the last day of tutoring for Fall semester will be on Thurs Dec 3.  Study Partners is not open on Fridays or Saturdays.   

 

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Last Updated 7-9-2015

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