Be a Communication Center Tutor

The Creighton Communication Center is now accepting applications for student tutors for the 2016-2017 academic year. 

 

Benefits of Being a Communication Center Tutor

Develop leadership, interpersonal, and professional communication skills in a supportive environment

Assist peers with communication-related assignments

Build relationships with faculty and staff

Gain leadership experience through serving others

Earn money

Job Description

Communication Center Tutors provide one-on-one or group tutoring sessions in public speaking for undergraduate students. Most tutoring sessions would happen after Fall or Spring Break.

Tutors are trained to coach students who need assistance in topic creation, outline development, speaking extemporaneously, verbally citing sources, using gestures and facial expressions to support presentations, crafting visual aids, and practicing presentations. Tutors should guide students to find answers and develop their presentations rather than completing the work for the student. 

Tutors are expected to maintain excellent and professional communication with the director of the communication center. Tutors should also refer students to other appropriate university resources as needed.

Position Requirements

Tutors must have earned an A or B+ in COM 101, COM 152, or equivalent course and provide a faculty reference for the course.

Tutors must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.2.

The Communication Center strives to make our environment open and friendly and we expect the same for our tutors. Tutors should be academically strong, welcoming, friendly, approachable, possess strong communication skills, open to feedback, and able to model appropriate academic and professional behaviors.

Most sessions will occur in a one-on-one format, but tutors should be open to the possibility of working in small groups.

To Apply:

Please send your resume, faculty reference (name and contact information), and local contact information to Dr. Jay Leighter, Interim Communication Center Director.