Classics and Humanities

Peer Tutor in Classical Languages

Classics and Humanities — Instructional Student Assistant

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Under supervision, Instructional Student Assistants perform teaching, grading or tutoring duties for the majority of work hours in a given appointment in a given academic department or equivalent administrative unit over the course of an academic term.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and Abilities: Incumbents must possess the ability to learn and perform assigned work; work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and other students; and accept responsibility. Completion of specific coursework may be required in order to teach, grade or tutor a course. Special Qualification: Admission or registration as a CSU student. On-Campus Work-Study Instructional Student Assistants must meet the eligibility requirements of the Federal Work-Study Program, as determined by the campus’ financial aid office.

EXCEPTIONS: Exceptions to minimum eligibility qualifications may be granted at the sole discretion of the hiring department/authority.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES OR HIRING UNIT CONTACT PERSON: Interested students should identify themselves to their Latin or Greek instructor and complete an application form available from the instructor or the office of the Department of Classics and Humanities.

HIRING CRITERIA: GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Under supervision of a faculty member, Peer-to-Peer language tutors meet with other students co-enrolled in classical language classes (i.e., Latin and Greek) outside of class hours to study together, review assignments, and prepare for tests. Peer tutors aid and assist fellow students who have identified themselves to a course instructor as needing help with homework preparation and who ordinarily need to seek out private tutoring. The tutoring assignment will be informally arranged by the course instructor who can monitor and adjust the frequency of meetings or the specific assignments appropriate for preparation and review.

MINIMUM AND SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS: Tutors must specifically be enrolled in the language course of their matched study-partner and working on the same assignments; tutors must show effective competency both in the language and the learning skills required for assignments, maintaining good grades for the term of their tutoring, and being available at hours helpful to and convenient for tutees. Income earned through this program is reported to the financial aid office, and candidates must therefore be eligible to receive income which supplements work-study and other scholarships.

EXCEPTIONS: Exceptions to minimum eligibility qualifications may be granted at the sole discretion of the hiring department/authority.

PERCENTAGE OR HOURS OF APPOINTMENT: 0 — 15 hours per week depending upon availability of tutoring assignments.

DEADLINE TO APPLY AND PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFICATION: Open through the year, all applications remain on file for the time the criteria of employment are current and valid.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.