Math Peer Tutor

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Matanuska Susitna College
Location: Palmer
Categories: Education/Instructional, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The MSC Learning Resource Center offers testing and tutorial services.Math tutors are available during scheduled hours for students enrolled in MSC. Tutors are available on a walk-in basis only.


100Peer Tutors present concepts from a variety of course work, including pre-algebra and beginning, intermediate, and college algebra. Peer Tutors individualize instruction in math concepts for a diverse population of students. Peer Tutors support teaching methods of faculty. Peer Tutors attend scheduled training sessions.Essential

"Opportunities start here" is more than a slogan at Matanuska-Susitna College (Mat-Su College); it is our mission. Our aim is to transform student aspirations into realities. Matanuska-Susitna College seeks applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals. Mat-Su College is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The campus is located on 951 acres in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the fastest growing region of Alaska. We serve as a major higher education hub for the communities of Wasilla and Palmer. Our student-friendly campus offers small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, including paramedic classrooms with a fully equipped ambulance bay, updated science labs, and a new 520-seat performing arts theater, the first in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The campus has an annual operating budget of nearly $11,000,000 and employs nearly one hundred full-time faculty and staff and more than one hundred adjunct instructors to serve approximately 2,000 students each semester. Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality!

The MSC Learning Resource Center offers testing and tutorial services. 

The candidate(s) selected to work in this department may be required to work some evenings. The student work schedule will be determined based on the needs of The Learning Resource Center and the student's class schedule. Work schedule will be discussed at the time of the interview. 

Math tutors are available during scheduled hours for students enrolled in MSC. Tutors are available on a walk-in basis only.

Consideration will be given to those students who are work study eligible. If you are unsure, please contact the Mat-Su College Financial Aid Officer at (907) 745-9719 prior to applying for this position.

Required knowledge, skills, & abilities:

  • Mastery in pre-algebra as well as in beginning, intermediate, and college algebra.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work with students from diverse populations. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. 
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Willingness to contribute to a team.

Required education and/or training (including licenses):

  • Peer Tutor candidates must have completed Calculus I with a grade of B or above. 
  • Peer Tutor candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. (If candidate has less than 12 college credit hours, high school GPA must be 3.5.) 
  • Peer Tutor candidates must be able to clearly communicate math concepts (especially beginning, intermediate, and college algebra) to students at various learning levels.

Other special skills/knowledge needed:

Peer Tutors must be able to attend scheduled training sessions.

Preferred knowledge, skills, or abilities:

  • Experience tutoring or working as a teaching assistant. 
  • Enrollment in a BA/BS program in the University of Alaska system. 
  • Knowledge of resources that assist students in learning math and promoting independent learning.

Special instructions to applicants:

With your online application, please submit the following:

  1. A detailed resume, including your transcript (upload)
  2. Names, emails, and phone numbers of two references (upload)
  3. Cover letter (upload) - please address why you desire to be a tutor, your hours of availability during the semester, and how this position will assist you in your future educational/career goals.
  4. A recommendation from a full-time MSC math professor. The professor must email the following recommendation form to the manager of the LRC (  Download File Peer tutor recommendation form.pdf

As part of the hiring process for math peer tutors, interviewed applicants will be required to participate in an observed mock tutoring session. 


NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.


$10.50 hourly



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