Work in the Learning Center

Student worker

Why Work in the Learning Center?

  • Professional development
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Teaching experience
  • On-campus job
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Help your fellow students succeed!

The Aylward-Dunn Learning Center employs Rockhurst students in a variety of roles. If you are interested in a tutoring job or working as an SI leader or desk assistant, please complete our online application. You can also view job descriptions for each position to find out more about what it’s like to work here.

Peer Tutor

Peer Tutor Application
Peer Tutor Faculty Recommendation

Job Description

Peer tutors support the Learning Center’s mission to offer a welcoming and inclusive community that provides targeted peer-to-peer academic support to Rockhurst students. Tutors provide 1:1 and/or group tutoring sessions. Tutors are trained to enhance learning by coaching and guiding students to become thoughtful, confident and life-long learners. The purpose of tutoring is to increase and enhance the mastery of concepts. Tutors model effective study skills, learning strategies and time management techniques to support students’ academic growth.

Through this position, peer tutors will increase their own knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, gain leadership and employment experience, as well as strengthen interpersonal and critical thinking skills.

Position Qualifications

  • Peer tutors must be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student. 
  • Peer tutors must have earned an A or B grade in the course they wish to tutor and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Peer tutors must be in good standing with the University.
  • Peer tutors must receive a faculty recommendation for each subject they wish to tutor.
  • Peer tutors should be dedicated to helping students identify and meet their academic goals.
  • Peer tutors must be able to model appropriate academic attitudes and behaviors.
  • Peer tutors must possess strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Peer tutors must have an appreciation and desire for diversity and inclusivity.
  • Peer tutors should demonstrate an ability to establish a positive rapport and maintain a professional relationship with students.

Position Responsibilities

  • Peer tutors will provide individualized subject area and skill development tutoring to students.
  • Peer tutors will create and maintain a tutoring schedule of 4-8 hours per week that is convenient to both the Learning Center and tutor.
  • Peer tutors will attend monthly staff meetings and complete ongoing training requirements.
  • Peer tutors will maintain accurate and up-to-date records of each tutoring session using the WC Online system.
  • Peer tutors will assist with additional projects including, but not limited to, facilitating time management and study skills workshops and presentations, data entry, and creating and distributing marketing materials.
  • Peer tutors will maintain professional standards adhering to the Learning Center Student Employment Agreement and ATP Code of Ethics.
  • Peer tutors will follow FERPA guidelines and maintain strict confidentiality of all student information, material and discussions shared in the tutoring relationship.

Supplemental Instruction Leader

SI Leader Application
SI Leader Faculty Recommendation

Job Description

Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders support the Aylward-Dunn Learning Center’s mission to offer a welcoming and inclusive community that provides targeted peer-to-peer academic support to Rockhurst Students. SI Leaders provide peer-led group review sessions for students in a specific course that has been identified as traditionally difficult for most students. These sessions are designed to integrate how to study with what to study and implement various collaborative learning techniques to promote student interaction and active learning. SI leaders model effective study skills, learning strategies and time management techniques to support students’ academic growth.

Through this position, SI leaders will increase their own knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, gain leadership and employment experience, as well as strengthen interpersonal, communication and critical thinking skills.

Position Qualifications

  • SI leaders must be a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate Rockhurst student.
  • SI leaders must have taken the course for which they will lead SI and must have earned an A or B in the class.
  • SI leaders must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • SI leaders must be in good standing with the University.
  • SI leaders must receive a faculty recommendation for the course for which they wish to lead SI. The faculty member teaching the course must approve the SI leader assigned to their class.

Position Responsibilities

  • SI leaders must attend all SI Leader Training Sessions, including a full-day training at the start of each semester.
  • SI leaders must attend the class for which they are leading SI.
  • SI leaders will thoroughly plan and conduct two hour-long sessions per week for the students in their course.
  • SI leaders will schedule two office hours in the Learning Center each week.
  • SI leaders will meet regularly with the SI supervisor.
  • SI leaders will collect data and administer program evaluations.
  • SI leaders will actively market their sessions and engage with the students in their course.

Desk Assistant

Desk Assistant Application

Job Description

Desk assistants support the Aylward-Dunn Learning Center’s mission to offer a welcoming and inclusive community that provides targeted peer-to-peer academic support to Rockhurst Students. Desk assistants provide customer support to all visitors and contribute to the open and welcoming environment in the Learning Center. Desk assistants also provide needed assistance to the professional staff of the learning center.

Through this position, desk assistants will gain leadership and employment experience, as well as strengthen interpersonal, communication and critical thinking skills.

Position Qualifications

  • Desk assistants must be Rockhurst University students.
  • Desk assistants must be granted Federal Work-Study through the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Desk assistants must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • Desk assistants must be in good standing with the University.
  • Desk assistants should be dedicated to providing quality customer support to all Learning Center visitors.
  • Desk assistants must possess strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Desk assistants should demonstrate an ability to establish a positive rapport and maintain a professional relationship with students.

Position Responsibilities

  • Desk assistants will be responsible for attending to the needs of Learning Center visitors. This includes greeting visitors, making appointments, answering questions, solving problems and answering the phone.
  • Desk assistants will manage the daily tutoring schedule in WC Online. Training will be provided.
  • Desk assistants will provide clerical assistance to the Learning Center staff, which may include but is not limited to data entry, document creation, database maintenance, making copies, organizing materials, etc.
  • Desk assistants may be asked to attend monthly staff meetings and complete ongoing training requirements.
  • Desk assistants may be asked to assist with marketing efforts for the Learning Center by creating marketing materials, hanging up signs on campus or preparing marketing materials for distribution.
  • Desk assistants may be responsible for closing the Learning Center at the end of the day.
  • Desk assistants are asked to maintain professional standards adhering to the Learning Center Student Employment Agreement.
  • Desk assistants will follow FERPA guidelines and maintain the strict confidentiality of all student information, material and discussions shared in the Learning Center.