Student Assistant - Problem Based Learning Tutor (SEED grant)

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Position Title:Student Assistant - Problem Based Learning Tutor (SEED grant) Job Category:Student Department:School of Science and Technology SEED - 6010661 Division:Academic Affairs Required Documents:Cover Letter, Resume, Student Detailed Class Schedule Position Statement:Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is one of 28 institutions within the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Serving nearly 13,000 students, GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 920,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology. Description:

The Pre-Nursing Faculty Learning Community in the School of Science and Technology is seeking bright, energetic students for Problem-based Learning Tutoring positions. Problem-based learning is a student-centered pedagogy in which students work in groups to solve an open-ended problem. This problem is what drives student motivation and the learning. It is frequently used in healthcare professional programs such as nursing, physical therapy and medicine to merge “theoretical knowledge” (the ‘knowing that’) with “practical knowledge” (the ‘knowing how’). This tutoring program will equip pre-nursing students with active learning and scientific literacy competencies specifically required in a nursing program.

As Problem-based learning tutors, the students will present a topic and problem each week during a 1.25 hour tutoring session that will be available to all BIOL2451K (Anatomy and Physiology I) students and administer assessments of student learning. Students will meet with members of the Pre-nursing faculty learning community to discuss implantation and assessments and prepare for the next tutoring session. This position would also be a valuable opportunity to earn volunteer and community service that are critical components of a successful application to healthcare programs, such as nursing.


  • PBL tutors will be given a topic each week that corresponds to material presented in BIOL 2451K the previous week.
    • PBL tutors will research the topic in preparation to meet with faculty prior to the tutoring session week.
    • This faculty-tutor meeting will be conducted with all PBL tutors during a common meeting time.
    • During the faculty-tutor meeting, PBL tutors will reflect and discuss the implementation of their prior session and prepare for their next tutoring session.
  • During the tutoring sessions
    • PBL tutors will present the material during the 1.25 hr tutoring session to enhance problem based learning skills related to BIOL 2451K content material.
    • PBL tutors will also administer assessments related to critical thinking skills and students’ perceptions of the PBL pedagogy.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:


  • Must be enrolled a minimum of 6 credits at Georgia Gwinnett College, in good academic standing, and maintain good academic standing for the duration of employment.
  • Successful completion of at last CHEM 1211K or CHEM 1151K and BIOL 2451K (B or better in the classes).
  • Excellent oral communication skills in order to stand in front of several students in a classroom setting.
  • Available 3 hours per week for 15 weeks during the semester to participate in PBL tutoring sessions (1.25 hours in a classroom session, 45 minutes for prep time, 1 hour faculty-tutor weekly meeting.) The following four (4) sessions would be available for students during the week. The student would need to commit to one of these tutoring times during the week.
    • Tuesday 2:30pm – 3:15pm
    • Thursday 2:30pm – 3:15pm
    • Friday 10:00am – 11:15am
    • Friday 1:00pm – 2:15pm
  • Ability to be highly organized, attentive to details, time management, and multi-tasking skills.


  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Microsoft Powerpoint and Word Skill.
Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.


Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Position Status:Part-Time FLSA:Non-exempt




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Posted: 8/29/2019
Application Due: 11/7/2020
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