ARC Student Employment

Each semester, the ARC employs over 160 Lycoming students. We have multiple categories of employment, and some students serve in several capacities, depending on their strengths and areas of study.

Writing Center Tutors

The ARC hires peer writing tutors according to faculty recommendations. If you're interested in working for the Writing Center, express your interest to Shanna Wheeler AND contact a current or former professor who can attest to both your strengths as a writer and your potential as a tutor. Ask your professor to contact Mrs. Wheeler with his/her brief, informal recommendation. Recommendations do not guarantee a position; Mrs. Wheeler will contact you if there is an opening, which may or may not be the case.

New tutors attend a series of training sessions with Shanna Wheeler. This process includes group training sessions and take-home reading, writing, and observation assignments. Depending on hiring needs and timing, training may be in-service (as you begin working) or pre-service (before you begin working).

Math Center Tutors

The Math Center hires tutors based on faculty recommendations. If you're interested in working in the Math Center, contact the director, Chris Reed.

New math tutors undergo training sessions with Chris Reed.

Non-Math Subject Tutors by Appointment

The ARC hires peer subject tutors according to faculty recommendations. (Students interested in math tutoring should contact the director of the Math Center, Chris Reed.) If you excel in a given subject area and feel you would make an effective peer tutor, express your interest to Shanna Wheeler AND contact a current or former professor who can attest to your strengths. Ask your professor to contact Mrs. Wheeler with his/her brief, informal email recommendation. Recommendations do not guarantee a position.

New tutors undergo a paid training process with Shanna Wheeler.

Study Group Facilitators (SGFs)

The ARC organizes study groups as supplemental instruction for students enrolled in courses that have proven to be particularly challenging. Study group offerings change from semester to semester and year to year, as needs shift. The ARC arranges study groups and hires peer SGFs according to faculty recommendations. SGFs must have excelled in the course for which they serve as SGF, and they must be able to attend the class (once again) during the semester of their service as SGF.

Students may request that a study group be formed (no guarantee) or express an interest in serving as an SGF (again, no guarantee). A faculty recommendation must accompany any requests, and a clear need for a study group must be demonstrated. Contact Shanna Wheeler.

New SGFs undergo a paid training process consisting of several one-on-one and/or group sessions with Shanna Wheeler during the first month of the semester. They immediately begin attending the class for which they're serving as SGF, and they begin holding study group as soon as scheduling is complete.

Test Scribes/Readers for Disability Support Services

The ARC provides testing accommodations for students in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Some students are approved to have a test reader who reads the test word-for-word to the student or a test scribe who types or handwrites the student's responses verbatim. Any shifts take place in the ARC between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Readers/scribes are scheduled on an as-needed basis with their class schedules in mind.  Typically, when a student schedules a test with this accommodation, Dean Bolt-Michewicz simply emails all of the readers/scribes with the details and gives the job to the first responder.

The ARC hires additional readers/scribes as needed. Express an interest to Dean Bolt-Michewicz. New readers/scribes undergo paid training with Dean Bolt-Michewicz.

Study Skills Tutors

The ARC hires study skills tutors as needed to work individually and by appointment with students on developing academic success skills and habits. Express an interest to Dean Bolt-Michewicz. If hired, study skills tutors undergo paid training with Dean Bolt-Michewicz.  

Student Office Assistant / Head Subject Tutor

This student supports ARC staff with data entry, ARC website updates, copying, deliveries, promotional efforts, social media updates, the processing and training of new non-math subject tutors, and other duties as assigned. The position is filled until May 2017. Express an interest to Shanna Wheeler in the meantime.

This page last updated November 2016.