Tutor Updates

Tutors,

This is a long email, so I will cut right to the chase. Below, you will find the following topics:

  • Co-op hours
  • Courses in need of tutors
  • Sexual harassment trainings (required!)
  • Job opportunities – one for right now, and one for this summer

First of all, tutoring is under way. Once again, if there’s anything you are confused about, or if you’re having any issues, come and talk to me. Some of you haven’t confirmed your hours in the Co-op; if not, please do that.

Next, we do have a few courses in which we will need tutors this semester. If you yourself, or anyone you might know, can work with any of the following courses, tell me.
GEOG 070, CHEM 201, BIOL 004, PHYS 211, EC 130, PHYS 211, ASCI 141, ASCI 168, CHEM 131, MATH 241, CS 142, CS 124

Sexual harassment trainings have been announced for the semester. As an employee of UVM, you are required to attend one of these sessions listed below. Please check your calendars, and attend one of these. If you have any questions about this, let me know. Please note, you are REQUIRED to register. You can do that by following this link, and completing the form:

https://survey.uvm.edu/index.php/841435/lang-en

Preventing Sexual Harrassment

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

Davis Center- Frank Livak Room

Preventing Sexual Harrassment

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Waterman Building- Memorial Lounge

Preventing Sexual Harrassment

Monday, February 9, 2015

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

Waterman Building- 413

Preventing Sexual Harrassment

Thursday, February 12, 2015

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Davis Center- Frank Livak Room

Preventing Sexual Harrassment

Thursday, March 26, 2015

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

Davis Center- Frank Livak Room

Preventing Sexual Harrassment

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

Davis Center- Frank Livak Room

We have a couple of job opportunities that might interest you. First, Let’s Get Ready:

Let’s Get Ready is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing FREE SAT prep and financial aid education to 1st generation, low-income, and students who identify as students of color.

We are looking for responsible, motivated college students who are interested in both social justice AND helping the local youth gain access to higher education!! We all know how important it is to have a college diploma considering the many doors and opportunities having one gives young students!  Help us help our kids in achieving that goal!

If you are at all interested, please visit our website and apply NOW!!!
http://www.letsgetready.org – Let’s Get Ready Website Link
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SDSpring2015 – Site Director Application Link

Second, Upward Bound, one of our other units in Academic Success Programs, is hiring tutor counselors for their summer program. That runs for 5+ weeks over the summer, working with high school students in preparation for attending college. Details can be found in the attached job description.

Many thanks,
Keith

Welcome back!

Welcome back! I hope that the break has been good to each of you. Another semester is upon us!

I have tried to make changes to the email list as I’ve heard from tutors. I am sure I’ve missed a couple of you, though. If you’re not planning to continue tutoring, or if you are have gone/are going abroad, please let me know so I can remove you.

If you do plan on tutoring, you will need to attend one of the two following meetings:

  • Tuesday, January 13, 7:30 in L/L Commons 216
  • Wednesday, January 14, 5:15 in L/L Commons 216

If you are unavailable during both of those times, let me know, and we’ll find something else that works.

At the meeting, we will review basic procedures, courses, and scheduling, among a few other things. It will be paid time, and it will be brief.

Tutoring begins on TUESDAY, JANUARY 20. Please wait to schedule appointments with students until then.

If you have any questions or concerns, let me know. Otherwise, I hope to see you all next week!

Thanks,
Keith

Tutor Updates

Tutors,

I know those exams have started for many of you out there, so I hope everyone is managing well. We just got a first order of fresh Vermont apples here in the Learning Co-op; feel free to stop by and grab one.

We’ve been seeing a lot of students coming in to request tutors this week. Remember everyone: let me know if your schedule is full. We don’t want to refer students to you, if you’re just going to tell them you’re busy! It’s best for everyone if you tell me earlier rather than later.

I only have two big points for you this week:

First, I received an email with an opportunity for you all looking for another job. An organization called ‘Let’s Get Ready’ has opened a site at South Burlington High School, where high schoolers prepare for the SATs. They are looking for, “responsible, competent college students”. The schedules are steady, and the work is pretty in-line with what you all do as tutors. You can find more information here: http://letsgetready.org/GetStarted/Coaches-and-Site-Directors/

Second, we have a number of courses for which we are looking for tutors. If you, or someone you knows can work with any of these, let me know!

ANTH 031
ANTH 174
BCOR 102
BIOC 212
BSAD 060
BSAD 180
CDAE 254
CHEM 161
EE 131
FOR 185
FREN 109
GEOG 040
GRK 001
HST 012
LAT 051
LING 166
MATH 237
MATH 241
MATH 251
ME 209
MMG 001
MMG 065
PHIL 013
PHYS 031
PSYC 230
PSS 161
RMS 213
SPAN 101
STAT 221

Tutor Updates

Tutors,

Happy Friday! We have made it through our first week of tutoring. Thanks to everyone who met with students this week.

First of all, this weekend is a payroll deadline. Make sure to have all of your hours in PeopleSoft and your visits logged in TutorTrac by midnight on Sunday.

Second, if you haven’t complete the Preventing Sexual Harassment training, you should. The first date of the semester has been announced. That will be on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, from 11:00 to 12:00. It will meet in the Frank Livak Room (417) in the Davis Center. There’s no need to pre-register; just show up. That is paid time, so let me know if you are attending. If you are unable, keep an eye out, as I’ll send out more dates when they are announced.

Tutors with Co-op hours: remember to check in with the front desk staff. We have plenty of new employees all around the Co-op, and it’s useful for everyone to know each other. Remember to write your name on the whiteboard outside of your work space. Also, it’s really helpful to greet your student in the lobby area. Sometimes, students don’t know you’re already waiting in the cubicle!

Finally, we have plenty of requests for courses for which we currently have no eligible tutors. If you are able to work with any of these, or you know someone who might be, let me know. Here they are:
EC 172, STAT 200, FREN 109, CHEM 161, HST 012, MATH 017, MATH 015, MMG 001, CDAE 254, PHIL 013, PSS 161, RMS 213, FOR 185, BIOC 212, ANTH 174, STAT 221

Bonus: a senior at Southern New Hampshire University is working on a senior project that looks at tutoring (!). She has asked I send out this link to you in order for you to complete her survey. It only takes a few minutes of your time, and it helps a fellow student conduct research! Help a peer out:

https://snhu.qualtrics.com//SE/?SID=SV_1Alc3QJVoqOtCWF

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thanks,
Keith

First update of the year!

Tutors,

Hello again! This is the first of my regular Friday emails this semester. We’ll be having our start of the semester meetings next week. I will offer two, but you only need to attend one.

  • Tuesday, August 26th, in L/L A161 at 5:30
  • Wednesday, August 27th, in Lafayette 111 at 7:30

We’ll be reviewing all the basic policies around tutoring, as well as completing the paperwork. I will collect availability from those of you who would like to have Co-op appointments. If you are unable to attend either meeting, please let me know. We will have to find another time to meet.

In the mean time, you should consider adding new courses for which you might be eligible to tutor. You can do that by having your instructor complete the form following this link:

https://www.uvm.edu/learnco/?Page=fac/recommend.html&SM=fac/facSubmenu.html

Let me know if there are any issues, or if you have any questions. I’ll see you all next week. Mark your calendars: tutoring begins Monday, September 8th.

Thanks,
Keith