Discipline Tutors are undergraduate or graduate students who are recommended by a department to serve as a tutor in their discipline/major. Tutors should demonstrate a strong understanding of the material in their discipline and be able to engage students in small group and one-on-one discussions.

Job Description

Requirements of the Position

  • Must be recommended by a faculty member (email or letter)
  • Must have a strong understanding of the material in their discipline
  • Be able to engage students in small group and one-on-one discussions
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Tutor General Education courses in the Learning Success Center
  • Attend LSC tutor trainings and orientation
  • Carry out additional duties as assigned by the Learning Success Center Director or Assistant Director

Expected Skills

  • Ability to convey content to students clearly
  • Ability to adapt to varying student needs

Desired Personality Traits

  • Flexible, helpful, patient
  • Professional in being on-time, dressing appropriately, and keeping appointments

Duration of Appointment

  • The contract for the assistantship will be for one academic year, but eligibility is reviewed for each semester.

Application Process

How to Qualify

Undergraduate student applicants must meet NEIU Office of Student Employment requirements for student aides:

  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours
  • Must be able to complete Form I-9 before the beginning of the semester
  • Must meet all other requirements stipulated by The Office of Student Employment, such as attending Student Employment Orientation and providing tax forms and NEIU schedule and account information

Graduate student applicants* must meet the College of Graduate Studies and Research requirements for graduate assistants:

  • Must be students admitted to a degree-seeking graduate program (Graduate Students-At-Large are not eligible)
  • Must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average
  • Must satisfy enrollment requirements (3-12 hours per semester)

How to Apply

To apply for a discipline tutoring position:

  • Fill out the LSC Discipline Tutor Application
  • Request a letter of recommendation (or email recommendation) from a faculty member in your discipline
  • Provide a PDF of your unofficial transcripts from all institutions of higher education you have attended
  • Provide a copy of your resume or employment history

All application material listed above must be sent to Christine Swanson at c-swanson1@neiu.edu.

*Graduate students must also complete the University Graduate Student Assistantship Application form.