Archive for November, 2012


I have a few reminders for you this week, and then a few opportunities you should all consider.

So, first, I will remind you that PeopleSoft has been inaccessible this week and will continue to be so through the weekend. Starting on Monday, you will again be allowed to submit your hours. Keep track of your hours until then!

I have said this before, but I think it is worth repeating. If you have a full schedule, and are unable to accommodate any more students for campus-wide appointments, please let me know. If I don’t have the ability to change anything, you will continue to receive requests. That leads to frustrated tutors, overwhelmed with emails, and disappointed students. None of that is good. Let me know if we need to make those changes!

I have three great opportunities for tutors this week. Take a look at them, and if you are interested in any of them, let me know

  • First, I have been contacted by a local parent, with a 16 year-old son. He has difficulty with his study skills, and he is particularly challenged by trigonometry and AP Music Theory. This would be a private tutoring opportunity, which you would work out yourselves with the parents. If interested, send me an email.


  • Second, I am looking to hire an SI leader for the Spring semester to work with Professor Summa’s EC 040: Economics of Globalization. I am looking for an experienced tutor who has taken EC 040, gotten at least a B+ in it, and can work closely with Professor Summa. The SI leader position includes attending the lectures (MWF, 10:40-11:30), hosting two office hours every week to assist students, and also lead two prepared, one-hour sessions of group work, reviewing some of the course material. If interested in this position, complete the standard subject area tutor application and under the courses section, put “SI: EC 040”. If you have any questions about it, don’t hesitate to ask me. Interviews will be held starting immediately.


  • Third, I am also looking to hire a new Training Coordinator. Many (and perhaps, very nearly, all) of you have been trained by Jennifer Swasey. As she approaches graduation, I will need to prepare her replacement for next year. Training for this position would begin next semester, and interviews will be held in December. This position requires a student enrolled at UVM through at least May of 2014, a great deal of organization, strong communication, and reliability. It offers some great professional development opportunities. Experienced tutors are preferred. If interested, complete the attached application and return it to me, either by email or drop it off to me in my office.

As usual, many thanks to all of you and your hard work. I hope everyone is doing well!


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