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The Tutoring Center

North Foundation Hall, Room 103
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-4215
tutoring@oakland.edu

Tutoring Hours:
Online tutoring is available starting at 9 a.m.

The Tutoring Center

North Foundation Hall, Room 103
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-4215
tutoring@oakland.edu

Tutoring Hours:
Online tutoring is available starting at 9 a.m.

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Student Employment

The Tutoring Center is always looking for Student Office Assistants, Peer Tutors and Supplemental Instruction Leaders. Become a part of our team for a rewarding experience helping your peers.
Office Assistant
Job Description:
The Student Office Assistant (SOA) welcomes students, faculty and staff to The Tutoring Center. The main purpose of this job is to greet people as they enter The Tutoring Center. SOA's also register students that come in for tutoring or to use other resources. The SOA also helps students make appointments or view the tutoring schedule in our online system. A Student Office Assistant must have good phone etiquette, be friendly and helpful.

Duties:
  • Greet and assist everyone who comes into The Tutoring Center
  • Register students coming in for tutoring
  • Basic clerical responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled OU student in a degree seeking program
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Friendly and helpful
  • Good phone etiquette
  • Flexible hours (must be able to work both days and evenings)

How to apply:

  • Look for an application for open positions on Handshake.
Peer Tutor
Duties:
Peer Tutors help Oakland University students clarify homework assignments and course content.

Qualifications:
  • Must be a currently enrolled OU student in a degree seeking program
  • Second semester freshman standing or higher
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (B) in the course(s) you want to tutor
  • Expertise in content areas and learning skills
  • Adequate demonstration of time/task managing skills
  • Certain courses may require a skills test
What else?
  • Must complete 10 hours of training towards tutor certification.
  • Schedules are based on availability.
  • Hired as an appointment, walk-in or online Peer Tutor.
  • Need is in all subjects at the 0000-2999 level.
How to apply
SI Leader
Duties:
Supplemental Instruction Leaders conduct organized study sessions focusing on course-specific study skills, key concepts and test preparation.

Qualifications:
  • Must be a currently enrolled OU student in a degree seeking program
  • Second semester freshman standing or higher
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (B) in the course(s) you want to lead
  • Expertise in content areas and learning skills
  • Adequate demonstration of time/task managing skill
  • Certain courses may require a skills test
What else?
  • Mandatory training prior to start of the semester.
  • Work begins on the first day of class for the semester.
  • SI is offered in 1000 through 3000 level accounting, biology, chemistry, economics, mathematics, physics and statistics. 
  • You will attend each class, take notes, plan and conduct 2-3 SI sessions each week.
How to apply:
Student Employee of the Month

We are excited to announce our Employees of the Year!

SIL of the Year: Giuliano Romano

Favorite Restaurant: Tomatoes APizza

Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting

Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby


When will you be graduating from OU and what are you most excited about after graduation?

I will be graduating after the Fall 2021 semester. I am excited about taking a gap semester, working, spending time with my family and hopefully starting medical school!

What is the best memory you have working at the tutoring center?

Meeting one of my best friends during SI training. On the first day of SI training, I sat down and a fellow SI leader, Karam, introduced himself to me. I asked him what he was going to SI for and was surprised for him to say organic chemistry, because I was in that class. He was just as surprised when I told him that I was the SI leader for anatomy, because he was in that class too. He was my SI leader, I was his and we had another class together so we spent a ton of time studying together and became really good friends.

What motivates you? 

My parents and grandparents motivate me. They have all sacrificed so much to provide me with the opportunities that I have today and I want to make the most of them.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not studying?

I absolutely love listening to music, bike riding and spending time with my family and friends.

Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 

I would rather move to a new city or town every week. There are too many unique and beautiful places in this world to only spend your entire life in one place without making any attempt to venture out and explore a bit.

Tutor of the Year: Thea Kirsch Mangu

Favorite Restaurant: Cooper’s Hawk 

Favorite Movie: City of Bones

Favorite Book: Clockwork Princess 

 

When will you be graduating from OU and what are you most excited about after graduation?

I will be graduating this Winter semester from OU. I am most excited about continuing my education and learning more about stem cell technologies at Johns Hopkins. 

What is the best memory you have working at the tutoring center?

I have made so many great memories at the tutoring center throughout my years there. One of the best memories I have at the tutoring center was when a Romanian girl I tutored frequently came to me at the end of the semester to let me know how much of a help I was to her and the difference I made. This experience alone was very heartwarming and made me want to keep tutoring. 

What motivates you? 

Being able to contribute to the knowledge and technologies that will benefit people suffering from diseases.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not studying?

I enjoy working out, reading, and playing video games when I am not studying or in the lab. 

Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 

I would rather move to a new city each week because I would have more opportunities and access to a variety of resources compared to if I never left my small city in Romania.