Physics Peer Tutor in The Study

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Job Title:

Physics Peer Tutor in The Study

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Department Name:

1B140: Transformative Learning

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Education:

Qualified applicants will have taken PHY 231 AND 232 or PHY 211 AND 213 at the University of Kentucky and made an “A” or “B” in both courses in the series. Applicants who have only taken one course in one of the above series will not be considered for the position.

Qualified applicants will also have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

PLEASE NOTE, only applications including a resume and transcript will be reviewed. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or advisor is also required but can be submitted at any time before your interview if you are offered one. Letters of recommendation should be submitted by a UK faculty or staff member using the following link:

Required Related Experience:

You must have taken the courses you wish to tutor at the University of Kentucky and made an “A” or “B” in the course.

Required License/Registration/Certification:

If accepted for the position, applicants must attend Peer Tutor Training in August, prior to the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester.

Physical Requirements:

Sitting and standing for long periods of time.


Peer Tutors can expect to work between six and twenty hours per week based on their availability and the needs of tutees. Peer Tutors’ schedules are determined at the beginning of each semester and will not change from week to week. Shifts will be between three and eight hours long (again based on availability and student need) and will take place between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm on Sunday, and between 2:00 pm and 10:00 pm Monday through Thursday.

Job Summary:

This position is for the 2021-2022 Academic Year and will begin Fall semester.

Peer Tutors assist fellow undergraduates in UK courses through Transformative Learning’s Peer Tutoring Program in The Study. There are no appointments and tutoring is offered in small, informal groups. Peer Tutors help tutees fully understand concepts, complete assignments, and study for exams. Peer Tutors are responsible for greeting tutees and making them feel welcome and included, providing guidance in course content, and helping tutees hone study skills and strategies.

Peer Tutors guide tutees to deeper understandings of course material and are never expected to give answers or replace course instructors.

Peer Tutors receive extensive training in preparation for being effective peer tutors, so no prior tutoring experience is needed.

Because the Peer Tutor position is a professional position, it includes responsibilities beyond working regular shifts, including professional development sessions, performance evaluations, regular team meetings, and promotional activities.

PLEASE NOTE: By applying to this position you will automatically be considered for any Peer Tutor position with Transformative Learning, for which you are qualified. You do not need to apply to multiple positions.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Applicants should enjoy helping others and sharing their experiences as students of physics. Applicants should have outstanding oral communication skills and be professional and timely. A thorough working knowledge of the PHY 231/232 and/or PHY 211/213 series is also required.

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 4/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time