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 focus of EOP private tutors is to employ active learning strategies with EOP students in one-on-one sessions. EOP 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 private tutors is to provide one-on-one interactive tutoring that focuses not only on specific course content and coursework, but to help students develop strategies and habits that will allow them to grow as proactive learners. Private tutors will manage appointments through Starfish and hold group tutoring sessions at the EOP/SSS Tutorial Center.
- An allocation of at least 8 hours of tutoring per week.
- Hold one-on-one tutoring sessions with EOP students at the tutorial center.
- Manage appointments with students both through email and Starfish.
- Attend 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.
- 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.
- Positive attitude, energy, and eagerness to work as a team.
- Strong organizational, time management, and study skills.
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.
- Previous experience in tutoring at the collegiate level.
- 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, adjuncts, or teaching assistants.