Writing Tutor

Writing Tutor

  • 528255
  • Palmer, Alaska, United States, 99645
  • On Campus
  • Temporary
  • Closing on: Sep 30 2024
  • Temporary Staff Grade 76
  • UAA Matanuska Susitna College

“Opportunities start here” is more than a slogan at 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.

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. 

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) of Mat-Su College is seeking writing tutors for the upcoming academic year (fall 2024 & spring 2025). Fall semester tutors generally start in early September.

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.

To thrive in this role, applicants must demonstrate mastery in Standard Written English (including grammar, punctuation, and paragraph/essay development) as well as mastery in academic writing skills (including writing processes, modes and genres, and reference and citing styles). Successful applicants must also possess excellent oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work with students from diverse populations, the ability to maintain confidentiality, and the ability to explain concepts to students of varying skill levels.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in English or a related field strongly preferred.
Experience teaching or tutoring in English/writing or another field of mastery is preferred.

Position Details:

This position is located at the Matanuska-Susitna College in Palmer, Alaska. This is a part-time, non-exempt, temporary staff position. New hires will be placed on the UA Temporary Staff Salary Schedule, Grade 76, based on education and experience.

This is a pooled position, open until filled.

*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 affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

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

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

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact HR Coordinator Shira Crowell: sacrowell@alaska.edu.

All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.