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Join our Team for Winter 2023

Join our team of Peer Tutors and PASS Leaders in the Learning Support Centre to assist fellow Mohawk students in achieving academic success. This student leadership opportunity will help develop your professional skills in an educational environment.

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LSC Student Leader Positions

LSC Student Leaders are current Mohawk College students who support their peers in developing leadership skills to become Future Ready. They help others achieve success while maintaining academic integrity and upholding equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Hours: Up to 15 hours per week
Rate of Pay: $15.50 per hour (plus 4% in lieu of vacation)
Contract Period: From the first day of classes to the last day of classes in a given semester.

LSC hiring needs are dependent upon service delivery demands which fluctuate. 

Read the specific job descriptions below for more information.

Job Descriptions

Job Summary

Course Peer Tutor: The primary objective of the Peer Tutor is to facilitate the learning process of others by building and refining a student’s knowledge through question and conversation. Peer Tutors may be asked to participate in one or all of the following types of tutoring: one-to-one, drop-in, multi-student tutor sessions, or open lab monitoring.

Math Tutor: Math Tutors provide activities to develop math skills, including peer tutoring for math courses, clarifying course content, clarifying assignment questions, navigating MyCanvas and other helpful resources, test and exam preparation, providing study tips and strategies, and helping students set up their calculators.

Writing & Communication Tutor: The Writing Tutors provide activities to develop communication skills, including peer tutoring for communication courses, writing consultations, grammar and reading support, self-directed workshops and ESL Conversation Clubs.
 

Responsibilities

The duties of this position will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Facilitate learning of course content material in courses they have previously taken through one-to-one, drop-in, multi-student, or open lab monitoring tutoring sessions

  • Honour all scheduled appointments and complete exit reports in WC Online following all scheduled appointments.

  • Work closely with the LSC staff as well as other LSC student staff to maintain and keep up to date information available to students and staff regarding services offered in the LSC.
     

Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled in a Mohawk College program
  • A Minimum Grade Point Average of 80% prior to and during the contract term
  • Be willing to facilitate virtual tutoring through approved platforms as needed.
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Academics and Commitment

Peer Tutors will make available a minimum of 5 hours a week for Peer Tutor activities up to a maximum of 15 hours per week (actual number may vary, subject to demand).

All Peer Tutors are students first and are therefore expected to model positive academic habits. Peer Tutors are expected to give the responsibilities of the position priority over all other activities except those which pertain to their academic success.

Job Summary

The Study Skills Tutor supports the development and delivery of initiatives to help students strengthen their learning skills; improve their confidence, attitude, and motivation; and connect to the college, their program, faculty, and each other.

Responsibilities

The duties of this position will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Hold one-to-one tutoring appointments
  • Assist with the planning and administration of Study Smart programming
  • Facilitate workshops and activities
  • Assist with promotion of student success initiatives
  • Work closely with the LSC staff as well as other LSC student staff to maintain and keep up to date information available to students and staff regarding services offered in the LSC.

Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled in a Mohawk College program
  • A Minimum Grade Point Average of 80% prior to and during the contract term
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and presentation skills
  • Strong time management and organization skills
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, MyCanvas, Zoom)

Academics and Commitment

  • The Study Skills Tutor is a student first and is therefore expected to model positive academic habits.
  • The Study Skills Tutor is expected to give the responsibilities of the position priority over all other college activities except those which pertain to his/her academic success.

 

Job Summary

The PASS (Peer-Assisted Study Session) program is certified by the Canadian National Centre for Supplemental Instruction and is designed to improve student success in historically difficult courses by guiding students through a process of reviewing, applying, practicing, and studying course materials via regularly scheduled group sessions.

PASS Leaders attend all classes of their designated course section, and later facilitate collaborative learning sessions.
 

Responsibilities

The duties of this position will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Attend all classes of their designated course section

  • Facilitate weekly collaborative learning sessions (PASS sessions)

  • Review course materials and prepare session plans

  • Promote the PASS Program by creating marketing materials, delivering presentations about the program, and staffing information booths.

* Attendance at class sections and facilitation of sessions is typically on-campus, but leaders may be asked to complete these duties through approved platforms as needed.
 

Qualifications

  • Must be a full-time student at Mohawk College, in their second semester or higher

  • A Minimum Grade Point Average of 80% prior to and during the contract term

  • Completion of the designated PASS-supported course with a final grade of 85% or higher (or equivalent)

  • Previous experience leading and facilitating groups would be considered an asset

  • A passion for leadership, excellent communication skills, positive attitude and outgoing personality, team player, and creative problem solver

 

Academics and Commitment

The PASS Leader is expected to act as a model student, demonstrating successful organizational and learning strategies as well as other “good student” behaviours. PASS Leaders are expected to give the responsibilities of the position priority over all other activities except those which pertain to their academic success. PASS Leaders will make available an average of 10-15 hours a week for PASS activities.

Student Leader Testimonials

  • "Being part of a great team, Having wonderful supervisors to work for, and above all, being able to help the students academically and emotionally" - Peer Tutor
  • "It is extremely rewarding to see students mature and gain confidence as they master the courses. One student came to me out of desperation and ended up getting a grade over 80% on his next test". - Peer Tutor
  • "Being a PASS leader is altogether an invaluable experience. I not only improved my leadership skills but also my collaboration skills. This experience has equipped me with all the necessary skills to deal with bundles of people in the real world with different cultures and backgrounds. Thanks to the wonderful people at LSC who gave me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students." – PASS Leader

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact the Learning Support Centre at:

  • Email: lsc [at] mohawkcollege.ca
  • Phone: 905-575-1212 x3279
  • Fennell Campus: Room C122

Submit Your Application

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Which position(s) are you interested in? Check all that apply
Tutoring courses in your program
Tutoring communications courses and writing consultations
Tutoring math courses
Facilitating study skills workshops and appointments
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Leaders provide group study sessions for challenging courses including: MATH 10083, MATH 10084, and COMP 10001
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The reference must be a Mohawk College instructor or staff member. Indicate name, title, and contact information. Providing this information is optional during the application process, but references may be requested if you are selected for an interview.