The mission of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), at Binghamton University, is to enroll students who meet academic and financial guidelines, as well as provide advocacy for those students through graduation and beyond. EOP's tutorial component is designed to provide EOP students with group and private tutoring, a learning environment designed for individual and group studying, as well as a variety of resources including textbook and calculator rentals, television sets for projection, glass erase boards, computers, printers, and textbooks.
The ideal group tutor is someone who can effectively assist students in discipline-specific course-work and general studying strategies, as well as someone who can lead large group discussions. EOP group tutors, like all tutors, are continually trained through modules, workshops, and seminars that focus on the needs of EOP students, student learning styles, tutoring strategies, and learning tools. The central responsibility of group tutors is to provide interactive tutoring that focuses not only on the content of specific courses and coursework, but to help groups of students develop strategies and habits that will allow them to grow as proactive learners. Group tutors will manage appointments through Starfish and hold group tutoring sessions at the EOP/SSS Tutorial Center.
- An allocation of at least 6 hours of tutoring per week.
- Leads group sessions with EOP students at the EOP/SSS tutorial center.
- Manage appointments with students both through email and Starfish
- Attendance at all training sessions and staff meetings, including a mandatory beginning of semester workshop, as well as trainings and meetings during the semester.
- A willingness to maintain student confidentiality and follow all departmental policies.
- A cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0.
- Sensitivity and understanding of EOP and its students.
- Willingness to work with large groups of students and be attentive to each of their needs.
- Positive attitude, energy, and eagerness to work as a team and team leader.
- Strong organizational, time management, and study skills.
- Willing to be flexible in hours worked.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in order to ensure a high level of learning and understanding between the tutor, the student, and staff members.
Note: To tutor specific courses, tutors must have received a B+ or higher in that course and must have taken that course at Binghamton University. Furthermore, they cannot be a current teaching assistant for courses they wish to tutor.
- CRLA Level 01 Certification
- Knowledge of different learning styles and the theories behind them
- Salary: current federal minimum wage rate.
- Flexible hours.
- Paid training.
- Tutor certification from the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).
- Professionalization skills through ongoing support, feedback, and evaluation.
- Documented experience and evaluations to use for resumes, interviews, and job references.
- A completed tutor application.
- A cover letter.
- Resume or CV, including previous work experience.
- References from at least two Binghamton University faculty members, adjunct instructors, or teaching assistants.
Contact Ryan Mead, Academic Coordinator for more info.