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Working with CLASS+

Most of the services provided by CLASS+ are made available by students who have participated in CLASS+ training and have met the center’s criteria for employment as an S. I. Leader, Tutor, or Mentor. Working as a student employee in CLASS+ allows you to help other students while reinforcing your own knowledge base and building new skill sets.



CLASS+ Supplemental Instruction Leader

SI leaders share their expertise in targeted courses during weekly small group meetings with students.

SI leaders are students who have excelled in the targeted course and are prepared to share what they have learned. They attend all class lectures each semester and help students think critically about lectures and practice course concepts during sessions.

In order to be an SI leader you must meet the following:

  • Grade of A in the targeted or equivalent course
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Recommendation from a faculty member for targeted course

A successful SI leader is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Complete CLASS+ SI Leader Training as scheduled
  • Attend targeted course
  • Conduct four weekly sessions
  • Accurately record participation data
  • Attend weekly team meetings
  • Prepare for sessions
  • Communicate regularly with faculty member

SI leaders are students first and leaders second. We want both you and your students to be successful. Consequently, we customize your SI work schedule to fit your availability each semester.

SI leaders receive a stipend for the semester and are paid twice per month on or before the 10th and 25th. The base stipend is $1,500.00 per semester.

When enrollment allows, leaders may opt to lead additional sessions. Pay for each additional session increases base stipend by $167.

  • 4 sessions (60 students) $1500 per semester
  • 5 sessions (75 students) $1667 per semester
  • 6 sessions (90 students) $1884 per semester

To ensure your application is considered for the fall semester, apply by April 1st. For spring semesters, apply by October 15th. Applications received after these target dates will be considered if openings are available in the SI program.

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CLASS+ Tutor

Tutors share their expertise in various subjects with University students.

As a CLASS+ tutor, you will share your knowledge and expertise with another student or students in a specific course or content area. The purpose of your tutoring is to help students help themselves so they become independent learners and thus no longer need your assistance.

Content knowledge is the first essential ingredient for a CLASS+ tutor. However, content knowledge alone is not enough. Truly effective tutors combine content knowledge with a caring attitude which includes empathy, honesty and humor. In addition to using these skills when working with other students, a successful tutor also demonstrates an understanding of multiple learning processes. If you are not sure about this last important point, CLASS+ provides training to help its tutors learn how to help others.

In order to be a tutor you must meet the following:

  • Completion of twelve hours (minimum) at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville
  • Recommendation from a faculty member who teaches in the discipline(s) for which you will be tutoring
  • Grade of A in course tutored
  • Overall GPA of 3.50

A successful tutor is responsible for the following:

  • Successful completion of initial CLASS+ training for tutors
  • Working with students or groups of students as a tutor on an established schedule
  • Accurate and consistent data collection

One of the important things to remember about being a CLASS+ tutor is that you are a student first and a tutor second. We want you as well as the students you tutor to be successful. Consequently, we try to combine the needs of students who seek tutoring with the amount of time you have to give without endangering your own success.

CLASS+ provides tutoring six days a week in the mornings, afternoons and evenings in multiple locations around campus. If you are interested in tutoring, we will work out a tutoring schedule which accommodates both your time and study requirements as well as the needs of those students who come to CLASS+ for assistance.

The CLASS+ tutor is paid on an hourly basis and will receive two checks a month throughout the semester. Time worked is recorded using the CLASS+ electronic scheduling system. Tutors are paid for their scheduled hours of work whether or not they have a student appointment. This allows the Center to accept walk-in students needing help.

Based on a combination of experience, level(s) of training completed, qualifications and discipline-specific standards, the hourly pay rate for a CLASS+ Tutor starts at $10.00/hour.

Most tutoring positions are filled before the semester begins. If you submit your application during the spring for the following fall, you will be contacted during April/May or during the summer about an interview with the Lead Tutor in your discipline(s). If you submit your application during the fall for the following spring, you will be contacted after the Thanksgiving Break or over the Winter Break about an interview with the Lead tutor in your discipline(s). 

If you submit you application late, the schedule may already be filled. In that case, your application will be held for consideration until the following fall or spring semester. Occasionally, we may have a last minute opening in the schedule. In that case, applications in that specific discipline will be reviewed as needed and applicants will be contacted regarding a late start interview.

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CLASS+ Writing Support Tutor

CLASS+ Writing Support Tutors help graduate and undergraduate students strengthen their academic writing skills.

We hire undergraduate peer Tutors to assist students with freshman composition and graduate Tutors to assist students with all university writing. We also recruit science-writing tutors.

We recruit Tutors who demonstrate a sincere interest in helping their fellow students develop as writers. In addition, we require a strong writing sample, 3.5 minimum GPA, and a positive work ethic.

Tutors work part-time, 5-14 hours week, Monday - Friday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. or Sunday 1 - 6 p.m.

Tutors are paid hourly and receive two checks monthly through university payroll. Undergraduate Tutors' starting pay is $8.50.  Graduate Tutors earn $12.00.

Most tutoring positions are filled before the semester begins. If you submit your application during the spring for the following fall, you will be contacted during April/May or during the summer about an interview. If you submit your application during the fall for the following spring, you will be contacted after the Thanksgiving Break or over the Winter Break about an interview. 

If you submit you application late, the schedule may already be filled. In that case, your application will be held for consideration until the following fall or spring semester. Occasionally, we may have a last minute opening in the schedule. In that case, applications in that specific discipline will be reviewed as needed and applicants will be contacted regarding a late start interview.

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