Math Tutor

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  • Job Number:519790
  • Classification:Temporary Technical Casual
  • Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 76
  • Work type:On Campus, Temporary
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA Matanuska Susitna College
  • Location:Palmer
  • Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) of Mat-Su College is seeking math tutors for the 2022-23 academic year.


1001. Tutors explain concepts from math and math-related courses, including pre-algebra, Algebra I & II, Trig, and Calc I & II. 2. Tutors individualize instruction for a diverse population of students. 3. Tutors support teaching methods of faculty.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 520-seat performing arts theater. The campus has an annual operating budget of over $10,000,000 and serves approximately 1,300 students each semester.

Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality!


The Elizabeth J. Fallon Learning Resource Center (LRC) offers tutorial services in math and writing for all MSC students. 

Math tutors are available during scheduled hours for any student enrolled in Mat-Su College courses. Tutoring is conducted face-to-face, by appointment and a walk-in basis as available. Math resources are also available for student use in the Learning Resource Center. 

Tutor hours vary each semester and are subject to change. Hours of availability for the current semester are posted outside the LRC and on the department web site. 

Tutors work with students in a variety of course work at different skill levels. Math tutors do not provide correction service for math homework; rather, they help students grasp principles of mathematics and devise strategies for using them.



  • Mastery in pre-algebra, Algebra I & II, & Trig. Knowledge of Calc I & II or related fields preferred. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work with students from diverse populations. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. 


  • Experience teaching or tutoring in math or another field of mastery is preferred.


  • Bachelor's degree in math or a related field is strongly preferred. 
  • Math tutor candidates should be well-versed in all levels of mathematics (particularly pre-algebra, Algebra I & II, Trig) and be able to communicate these concepts and skills to students at various learning levels.

Pay: $18.18 per hour.


In addition to completing the online application, it is required to upload the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter*
  3. References
  4. Transcript

*Please address cover letter as follows:

James Smith
Manager, Learning Resource Center
Matanuska-Susitna College 
8295 E College Drive
Palmer, AK 99645

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.


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