Writing Tutor

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  • Job Number:519791
  • 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 writing tutors for the 2022-23 academic year.


1001. Tutors explain writing concepts for all MSC courses that require student writing. 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 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! 

Writing Tutors are needed for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.

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

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. 

Writing tutors help with all aspects of writing, from reviewing grammar and helping with essay development to explaining modes, genres and research methods of academic writing. Tutors work with students in a variety of course work and at variable writing skill levels. 

Although tutors can help students understand grammar and punctuation irregularities, they do not correct these for students; rather, they train students to understand principles of academic discourse and to find disparities in their own writing.


• Mastery in Standard Written English (including grammar, punctuation, and paragraph/essay development).
• Mastery in academic writing skills (including writing processes, modes and genres, and reference and citing styles).
• Excellent oral communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work with students from diverse populations.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.


Experience teaching or tutoring in English/writing or another field of mastery is required.
Tutors must possess the ability to explain concepts to students of varying skill levels.


Tutors must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in English or a related field.


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

Pay: $18.18 per hour

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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


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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