LARC Tutorial Leaders Application & Job Description
The application review process occurs at the end of each academic quarter. If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a LARC staff member. All submitted applications will be kept on file for future hiring needs. Tutorial Leaders work an average of 10-15 hours per week, not to exceed 19.5 hours per week. Tutors holding other part-time positions on campus must check to ensure that their time does not exceed the 19.5 hour limit per week for student employees. If you meet the requirements listed below, please Complete an Application Here.
Commitment: 1 Academic Year
LARC Tutorial Leaders Job Description
LARC Tutorial Leaders actively involve their students in evidence-based activities to develop critical thinking skills and facilitate independent learning by actively involving students in the course material during supplemental tutorial sessions. In group discussion, students will share their ideas and solutions on the whiteboard, and utilize various questioning strategies. These are just a few methods that tutors use to stimulate active learning. Tutors continually improve their techniques by adopting methods from the most recent literature on small-group, peer facilitated learning. Tutors have the opportunity to make an important contribution towards the academic success of their fellow students. Both Tutorial Leader training and the program structure have been designed to support the LARC Tutorial Leaders in their role.
Position Requirements & Compensation
Tutors are paid for all of the following except Uni Stu 175:
Mandatory Fall Orientation: (Fall Tutors Only)
Wed Week 0 (9am-3pm)
Mandatory Enrollment in University Studies 175 Methods in Small Group Instruction All new LARC tutors are required to take a two-unit course, University Studies 175, during their first quarter of working for LARC (Tues 2-3:50pm)
Fall, Winter & Spring – Weeks 1 & 5 Thursdays 7-8pm
Peer Observations: 2 Per Quarter
Attending Lecture For the Course You Support: Tutorial Leaders attend all lectures for the course they support.
LARC Tutorials: Each LARC Tutorial Leader is assigned three to five groups of 12 to 16 students each. Tutors work an average of ten to fifteen hours per week, not to exceed 20 hours. Tutors holding other part-time positions on campus must check to ensure that their time does not exceed the 20 hour limit per week for student employees. In addition, Tutorial Leaders must hold review sessions for course finals
Preparation: Creating lesson plans and worksheets tutors are paid an additional half hour for each hour of their LARC sessions.
Administrative Duties: All Tutorial Leaders are responsible for submitting their rosters & time onto the Tutor Management System (TMS). Learning Assistants are responsible for submitting their time sheets to the SI Coordinator on time.
Faculty Meetings: Tutorial Leaders are required to contact their instructors during the first week of classes and later throughout the quarter as part of the requirements for LARC.
The academic qualifications for LARC tutors are the following:
1) current enrollment as a full time undergraduate student at UCI
2) an overall grade point average of at least 3.25, and
3) at least a “B+” in the course being tutored. Some courses requires at least an “A” in the course being tutored. Exceptions to the minimum eligibility qualifications may be granted at the sole discretion of the University.
The following personal characteristics are desirable for leaders: enthusiasm, imagination, patience, good communication and leadership skills, responsibility, and the ability to relate to students who are culturally diverse. Those who are able to tutor multiple classes and entire series supported courses are competitive applicants.