Job Description

for Hilleman Scholars Summer Success Academy Tutors

Fast Facts

  • Summer Success Academy Dates:  July 22 - August 16, 2024.
  • Pay rate: $15 an hour.
  • Location: On the MSU campus.  All tutoring is in-person, not remote.
  • Follow-up: You will have the opportunity to continue tutoring students throughout the 2024-25 academic year.

Job Requirements

  • A sincere desire to help incoming students thrive at MSU by being a source of support to them.
  • Ability to explain math concepts and to respond with care and understanding when students raise questions and concerns.
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • B+ or higher in the course(s) you tutor.  Please be prepared to provide the name of a faculty member who can vouch for you.

Program Description

The MSU Hilleman Scholars Program provides worthy high school graduates from Montana with exceptional financial and academic support throughout their four years at MSU. As part of their first-year experience, MSU Hilleman Scholars attend the Summer Success Academy (SSA), an intensive month-long learning experience designed to hone students’ math, writing, leadership and critical thinking skills, while introducing them to college-level coursework. During SSA, incoming scholars take a 4x4 math class at their placement level and they are required to attend FlowZone. FlowZone is the Hilleman Scholars’ Program study tables, designed to teach study habits and the behaviors associated with flow (the state of mind in which a person becomes fully immersed in an activity). We are seeking math tutors to work with scholars during FlowZone.

As a math tutor, you will be a key ingredient to FlowZone. We’d like you to think of yourself not only as an expert in your subject, but also as a learning coach, a critical thinking guide, and more. Over the four weeks of SSA FlowZone sessions, you will be tutoring a small group of scholars. We want you to actively seek out and foster positive mentor relationships with those scholars. We want you to help create an overall environment of positivity, productivity, and learning as incoming students become college students. Not only do we want you to answer questions students have, but we also want you to check in with each of your students, know what’s going on with them, and provide individual support. We want you to ask students about what they’re learning, check their understanding, help them discover gaps in their knowledge and  study strategies, and make sure they decode and keep up with their assignments.


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