Subject Tutor Application

Job Description

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Anika Watson

Title: Tutor

Reports to: Assistant Head of the Tutoring Center

Salary: Starts at $14.49 per hour; this pay rate is within Classification 1 wage range as established by the Student Employment Center. Work Study and Non-Work Study positions available. 



  • At least one academic year remaining at WWU  
  • Available to work at least 6 hours per week during the academic year 
  • Experience taking STEM classes in a post-secondary setting with learned study strategies specific to STEM classes and the ability to share techniques for academic success in STEM classes 
  • Experience using general strategies and techniques for learning in a post-secondary setting with the ability to share techniques for academic success  
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion  
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication 
  • Ability to work one-on-one with students and collaborate with colleagues and students in small groups 
  • Technical ability to engage with and learn new digital programs and practices 
  • Adaptable to a fast-paced work environment 
  • Competence in at least one TC Supported Course
  • Preferred: Competence in multiple TC Supported Course
  • Preferred: Language proficiency other than English 
  • Preferred: More than one academic year remaining at WWU 



  • Support Western students using Tutoring Center services with empathy, inclusiveness, and integrity 
  • Facilitate student learning, connect students with resources, and provide referrals, in a virtual and face-to-face environment   
  • Continue to actively develop competency in specialty subject areas and tutoring pedagogy 
    • Note: professional development will be provided via training and weekly review sessions for Math, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physics  
  • Participate in TC outreach activities 
  • Arrive on-time for all scheduled shifts  
  • Participate in two days of New Staff Training Sept 19-20, 2022, and 2-3 hours of training per week during first quarter of employment 



  • Develop communication and leadership skills 
  • Gain career-relevant work experience 
  • Improved mastery of course content and study strategies 
  • Opportunity to help create a vibrant and inclusive learning community 
  • Work on campus with sick leave and flexible hours 
  • Eligible for Student Employee scholarships 


Tutor Position Description

Tutor Job Application


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