Science Tutor - UAA Learning Commons

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  • Job Number:521329
  • Classification:Student Assistant 2
  • Grade:Student Assistant 2
  • Work type:Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA Community & Technical College
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Education/Instructional, Office/Clerical

Position Summary:

Do you love to help others succeed? The Learning Commons is currently recruiting for student employees to tutor. Science tutors facilitate student learning and help students better understand concepts or applications of science course content.


Job Summary:

Job Summary: Science tutors facilitate student learning and help students better understand concepts or applications of science course content. Science tutors will be paid as level C student employees ($15.00/hour) for up to 20 hours per week.
Science tutors support students and assist them in gaining effective study skills and maximizing their potential for their academic success. Science tutors are often needed in Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, etc.

Job Duties:
• Follow all procedures and policies set by the Learning Commons.
• Be familiar with campus academic resources available to students.
• Report immediately to the coordinator when critical issues arise.
• Submit attendance report bi-weekly to the Learning Commons Director.
• Submit timesheets to the Learning Commons Director for approval as scheduled by the UAA Payroll Office.

• Act in a professional manner, and be sensitive to and respectful of student needs.
• Notify Learning Commons Director and students in advance if you need to reschedule or cancel an session.
• Keep all information on students you work with confidential.
• Support and care about student success.


• Effective communication skills.
• Earned grade of B (3.0) or higher in the selected tutoring topic.
• Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
• Prior enrollment in the course(s) to be tutored highly desirable.
• Capacity to work with students with diverse backgrounds.
• Commitment to work the time promised.

Salary Information: Student Assistant 2, $15.00 per hour.

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

Please attach a resume, cover letter and the names of 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. 

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 Helen Sale, HR Coordinator, Learning Resource Center, at or (907) 786-6885.

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