A student leadership position with Student Success is an excellent opportunity for you to build leadership skills and to develop important relationships with peers, faculty, and staff.
ALTC peer tutors, supplemental instructors, and writing tutors are a select group of students who excel academically and stand out as leaders on campus. They foster success in and out of the classroom by providing support, motivation, and accountability to fellow students in a 1-on-1 or group setting. Their approach is customized to meet students where they are academically and personally and help guide them to where they want to go. Peer Educators receive 15-hours of training over the course of the semester that provides foundational training suitable for any collegiate peer education group.
Sophomores through graduate students are welcome to apply. Please note that tutors are required to maintain a 3.0 overall GPA, and make an A or B in the courses they want to tutor. Tutors are required to be available for tutoring at least six hours per week. In addition, there are weekly team meetings, training, and planning, which may add additional hours. Additional leadership opportunities are available to lead group sessions, participate in outreach, or serve on various committees.
Applications are taken on a rolling basis. When applying, recommendations from at least two faculty or staff members who know you and are familiar with your work and academic abilities are required. At least one recommendation needs to be specific to the subject you are interested in tutoring for. The starting pay rate for undergraduate tutors is $9.00 p/h and $13.00 for graduate students.
The Peer Success Leader Program is a peer support program through Academic Success Coaching. Peer Success Leaders (PSLs) are undergraduate students whose role is to provide support and encouragement to their peers as they navigate the challenges associated with adjusting to college. In this paid position, PSLs partner with students to identify obstacles to success and facilitate behavioral and mindset changes to overcome these barriers. Some of the barriers to success that PSLs may assist with include but are not limited to goal setting, interacting with professors, motivation, note-taking, organization, study skills, technology use, test taking strategies, time management, and utilizing campus resources. PSLs will be trained to use the motivational interviewing approach in their meetings with students
Peer Success Leaders are sophomore, junior, or senior students and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8. Students must be willing and able to commit to the position for a full academic year.
If you have any questions, please contact Tanya Mandishona, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications for 2022-2023 are open from February 1 – March 11, 2022.
Beyond the Student Success team, Newcomb-Tulane College offers a wealth of opportunities to gain leadership skills and work in meaningful positions within the College.