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Student Tutor (English, Math, Science, Foreign Language), Upward Bound

Harris-Stowe State University is a historically Black institution (HBCU) located in the heart of vibrant mid-town St. Louis, Missouri.  Harris-Stowe’s beautiful campus is minutes from the renowned Gateway Arch, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art and History Museums, Forest Park and other cultural and educational institutions.  Harris-Stowe’s diverse faculty and staff provide a wide range of academic programs to one of the most culturally diverse student bodies in the St. Louis region.

Job Title: Student Tutor – (English, Math, Science, Foreign Language)
Job Weekly Hours: At least 4 hours
Pay Rate: $10.00
Work Cycle: Immediately - June 15, 2018; and June 25, 2018 - August 10, 2018
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: No

The Upward Bound Program would like to offer the students of Harris-Stowe State University vital career and network building opportunities through its Student Tutoring Program. This paid program is from March - June, and June until August of 2018. We are searching of students that are capable of tutoring high school students in English (Language/ Literature), Math (Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus), Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) and/or Foreign Language (French, Spanish). 

Successful candidates will have strong communication and tutoring skills. This program is conducted on campus and open to currently enrolled students in good standing with the University.

What are some benefits of being an Upward Bound Student Tutor?

  • Gain real-world experience and pay
  • Hands on experience with tutoring 
  • Flexible hours around your class schedule
  • Develop essential leadership skills employers and graduate schools are looking for
  • Impressive addition to your resume

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Tutors are responsible for the attitudes and behavior of students in their room/study area. They are responsible for keeping students focused and productive in their study area during study hours.Tutors may work with students individually or in groups. They are responsible for initiating contact with students especially if students do not ask for assistance.  
  • Tutors are responsible for following-up on student’s tutorials.
  • Tutors are responsible for maintaining daily written tutorial contact logs of services provided to students at the study center.  
  • Logs must be completed after each tutorial session of each tutorial day.
  • Tutors may refer any student to the Counselor for conferences.
  • With approval from program administrative staff, tutors may organize a conference/call with parents of students regarding the student’s academic needs.
  • Tutors are required to discuss with Counselors, students’ grades of “C” or below in academic subjects.
  • Tutors may bring additional academic materials to supplement student’s own textbooks, homework, etc. 


  • Must be in good standing with the University; Academically, Socially and Financially:
    • Any student placed on academic probation or social probation does not qualify to participate in the program. The student may reapply to the program once the probation is removed.
    • Students must be in good financial standing with the university, and maintain their HSSU Bursar account throughout their employment as a student employee.
  • Students must be “unconditionally” admitted to the university in their degree-specific internship course the semester the paid internship is awarded if they are seeking credit for the internship.
  • Students must have a 3.5 GPA
  • Students with tutoring experience; preferred 


  • Currently enrolled at Harris-Stowe State University with a 3.5 GPA

Desired Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Must be highly organized and able to multitask
  • Must have professional integrity and reliability
  • General office software, particular Microsoft Office Suite

Work Environment

  • General office conditions

Physical Abilities

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to type for long periods of time
  • Ability to look at a computer screen for extended time frames

Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and transcripts.  

Please submit your application and additional documents online at  Submit your application using either Chrome or Firefox when applying, as our system works most smoothly with these browsers.  Please check to ensure documents are in one of the following file formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, .ascii, .pdf, or html.

“Please No Phone Calls” 

Due to the large number of applications submitted and the high volume of applicant inquiries we receive regarding the status of applications, we are unable to accept phone calls or walk-in inquiries regarding applicant status. 


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