Math Lab Tutor - UAA Learning Commons

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  • Job Number:521313
  • Classification:Student Assistant 2
  • Grade:Student Assistant 2
  • Work type:Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA Office of the Provost
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

Do you love math and want to share your math skills with others? Apply now to tutor students in the Math Lab at the Learning Commons. 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 Work-study 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.


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 student both online or in-person about math concepts by answering questions as they arise, or by helping students locate additional resources. Tutors foster a climate in which student 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 can progress over time.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Ability to work assigned hours, possibly including some evenings or weekends.
Understand written and verbal instructions, to communicate effectively.
Take direction and work as part of a team.
Must possess excellent problem solving, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Ability to work with a diverse population.
Ability to effectively explain and demonstrate basic mathematical concepts using a variety of teaching and rhetorical strategies.
May be working remotely, in person, or a combination of those.

Typical Experience:
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 with a 3.0 average in Math coursework.
Must have successfully completed at least one 200-level math course.
Prior tutoring experience preferred, but not required. Training provided upon hire.
Required Education or Training:

To be eligible for student employment at UAA, a student must:
a. be enrolled in the university system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or
b. for employment between semesters, have successfully completed six or more UA credit hours in the preceding semester and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester; and
c. not work hours which interfere with class attendance; and
d. have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

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).

Salary Information:

This is a part-time, 9 month - non-exempt student position.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

Note: This is a pooled position and review of the applicants will be ongoing through the academic year. 

*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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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