Math Lab Tutor - Learning Commons

Apply now Job no: 514463
Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Community & Technical College
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

Tutor students in the Math Lab at the Learning Commons.


Located in the Learning Commons, the goal of the Math Lab is to assist students at all levels to improve their math and reasoning skills. This is accomplished through one-on-one discussions of student work.

Student learning outcomes for tutoring focus on helping students to improve their understanding of math in the long term to build success as a foundation for developing increasingly higher level math skills.

The Math Lab promotes productive learning. Tutors individually dialogue with students about math concepts by answering questions as they arise, or by helping students locate additional resources. Tutors foster a climate in which students are encouraged to engage in the process of learning, in order to not only solve individual math problems, but to build confidence in the ability to improve problem-solving approaches.

The Math Lab is an open lab where tutors rotate from student to student after short sessions. Tutoring is by design intended to promote independent learning, so that students are able to progress over time.

Job Duties

  • Provide math tutoring services to students
  • Represent the Math Lab, the Learning Commons, and the University  in a professional and inclusive manner.
  • Help create a welcoming atmosphere in the Math Lab
  • Adhere to academic integrity and privacy guidelines
  • When appropriate, refer students to additional campus learning resources
  • Communicate effectively with students, coworkers, and supervisors
  • Participate in workshops and outreach events
  • Attend trainings and meetings as scheduled
  • Help maintain electronic records of student visits
  • Restock supplies and materials, and help keep the Math Lab clean
  • Report incidents or events as they occur to supervisors
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 with a 3.0 average in Math coursework
  • Currently taking at least 6 credits
  • Must have successfully completed at least one 200-level math course.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Capacity to work with students and diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Prior tutoring experience preferred, but not required. Training provided upon hire.
  • General knowledge of common software

Please submit a resume and contact information for 3 professional *references (*one must be a former math professor)>

This position will remain open until filled. Student Worker C $10.50/hour.

Note: As the Math Lab is open to community members, Math Tutors must be able to work with minors on mathematics (down to the Middle School level). One tutor may be selected to work in particular with this population and be funded through the Federal Workstudy program. Also, note that some tutors will be given the opportunity to tutor in High Schools in conjunction with the UAA TRIO Upward Bound program.

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.

Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More

Join a job pool or contact Human Resources

Hiring units such as departments, may wish to establish a pool of individuals who are qualified for positions. These pools are ongoing, meaning they do not have closing dates and accept applications on an ongoing basis.

University of Alaska Anchorage

Join Our Job Pool

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Join Our Job Pool

University of Alaska Southeast

Join Our Job Pool

University of Alaska System

Join Our Job Pool