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The Tutoring Center

North Foundation Hall, Room 103
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-4215
tutoring@oakland.edu

Tutoring Hours:
Online tutoring is available starting at 9 a.m.

The Tutoring Center

North Foundation Hall, Room 103
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-4215
tutoring@oakland.edu

Tutoring Hours:
Online tutoring is available starting at 9 a.m.

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Student Employment

The Tutoring Center is always looking for Student Office Assistants, Peer Tutors and Supplemental Instruction Leaders. Become a part of our team for a rewarding experience helping your peers.

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Office Assistant
Job Description:
The Student Office Assistant (SOA) welcomes students, faculty and staff to The Tutoring Center. The main purpose of this job is to greet people as they enter The Tutoring Center. SOA's also register students that come in for tutoring or to use other resources. The SOA also helps students make appointments or view the tutoring schedule in our online system. A Student Office Assistant must have good phone etiquette, be friendly and helpful.

Duties:
  • Greet and assist everyone who comes into The Tutoring Center
  • Register students coming in for tutoring
  • Basic clerical responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled OU student in a degree seeking program
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Friendly and helpful
  • Good phone etiquette
  • Flexible hours (must be able to work both days and evenings)

How to apply:

  • Look for an application for open positions on Handshake.
Peer Tutor
Duties:
Peer Tutors help Oakland University students clarify homework assignments and course content.

Qualifications:
  • Must be a currently enrolled OU student in a degree seeking program
  • Second semester freshman standing or higher
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (B) in the course(s) you want to tutor
  • Expertise in content areas and learning skills
  • Adequate demonstration of time/task managing skills
  • Certain courses may require a skills test
What else?
  • Must complete 10 hours of training towards tutor certification.
  • Schedules are based on availability.
  • Hired as an appointment, walk-in or online Peer Tutor.
  • Need is in all subjects at the 0000-2999 level.
How to apply
SI Leader
Duties:
Supplemental Instruction Leaders conduct organized study sessions focusing on course-specific study skills, key concepts and test preparation.

Qualifications:
  • Must be a currently enrolled OU student in a degree seeking program
  • Second semester freshman standing or higher
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (B) in the course(s) you want to lead
  • Expertise in content areas and learning skills
  • Adequate demonstration of time/task managing skill
  • Certain courses may require a skills test
What else?
  • Mandatory training prior to start of the semester.
  • Work begins on the first day of class for the semester.
  • SI is offered in 1000 through 3000 level accounting, biology, chemistry, economics, mathematics, physics and statistics. 
  • You will attend each class, take notes, plan and conduct 2-3 SI sessions each week.
How to apply:
Student Employee of the Month

We are excited to introduce Celia Sanislow as our March Employee of the Month!

Celia has been an outstanding tutor since Fall 2019. She has a variety of courses she tutors including:  BIO 1002, BIO 1200, BIO 1300 and CHM 2340. Celia has an incredible ability to connect with students and break down complex concepts to help students’ comprehension. 


Celia has been a study group leader, a peer tutor, and has been embedded into lectures to help students while in class. Her versatility as an academic specialist is impressive as in her impact on those she helps. During the current semester Celia has the highest number of tutoring sessions.


Celia enjoys painting with A Twist, going to drive-in movies, therapy dog sessions, attending Meadowbrook Theater plays, browsing the OU art gallery and hiking in the biological reserve. In her free time she likes drawing and painting, going on nature hikes, reading and spending time with her family. 

Celia plans to graduate with a Biological B.S. in winter 2022. After graduation she is considering a Master’s degree and having a career in ecology or conservation. 


Celia’s Favorite Quote:

"But in the end it is only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer." - Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings