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Tutor Excellence Guide

Our Mission

The Rasmussen University Library and Learning Services team is rooted in a tradition of student support and driven by a desire for academic excellence. We are passionate about empowering the college community through programmatic collaboration with faculty and staff. Through curiosity, innovation, and continuous improvement, we cultivate life-long learners who are prepared to thrive in a diverse and digital society.

Forms of Peer Tutoring Support

Academic skills tutoring provides instruction in various learning skill areas to support student academic growth and persistence. The skill areas we support include: 

  • New student mentoring
  • Online navigation
  • Competency-based education
  • Time management
  • Organization
  • Problem-solving
  • Study skills
  • Reading comprehension
  • How to locate and access resource

Think back to when you first started at Rasmussen University. Did you ever feel lost or overwhelmed because it was all so new to you? Did you look back after a few quarters and think "I wish I had known about this resource when I first started!"? How would it have felt to have had another student who could show you the ropes when you started? A peer who had already been through this experience and could share the tips and shortcuts they learned. Academic Skills tutoring provides students with strategies and resources to work smarter, not harder. 

Basic Qualifications and Required Experience

  • Must qualify for the Federal Work Study Program
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA - 3.5 or higher is preferred
  • Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing with the University
  • Courses must be for-credit and must be completed prior to the start of employment
  • At least two or more quarters left before graduation is preferred
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills and ease in relating to people from varying educational, cultural, and social backgrounds
  • Possess a basic understanding of Microsoft Office software, internet navigation, Rasmussen email, and other resources
  • Must work a minimum of five hours a week
  • May be required to provide services in a variety of rooms on campus based on need and availability

Course tutoring supports student learning in specific course content areas. Course tutoring functions include:

  • Supporting students with course content, course navigation, and resources
  • Documenting tutoring sessions in an accurate and timely manner
  • Communicating with students utilizing various email templates
  • Participating in quarterly training and development webinars
  • Participating in ongoing evaluation processes with your Learning Services supervisor
  • Participating in self-observations to analyze your performance
  • Providing helpful feedback for peers through peer observations
  • Engaging in professional development opportunities

Basic Qualifications and Required Experience

  • Must qualify for the Federal Work Study Program
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA - 3.5 or higher is preferred
    • You must have a grade of "B" or higher in the subject content being tutored or have documented experience equivalent to a grade of "B" or higher
  • Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing with the University
  • At least one quarter of experience although two or more quarters is preferred
    • Courses must be for-credit and must be completed prior to the start of employment
  • At least two or more quarters left before graduation is strongly preferred
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills and ease in relating to people from varying educational, cultural, and social backgrounds
  • Be on time for shifts and meetings; maintain accurate records and submit reports and timesheets in a timely manner
  • Possess a basic understanding of Microsoft Office software, internet navigation, Rasmussen email, and other resources
  • Must work a minimum of five hours a week
  • Must satisfy orientation, training, and evaluation requirement each quarter 
  • During work hours, tutors must maintain Learning Services approved dress standards

Basic Qualifications and Required Experience

  • Must qualify for the Federal Work Study Program
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA - 3.5 or higher is preferred
  • Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing with the University
  • Courses must be for-credit and must be completed prior to the start of employment
  • At least two or more quarters left before graduation is preferred
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills and ease in relating to people from varying educational, cultural, and social backgrounds
  • Possess a basic understanding of Microsoft Office software, internet navigation, Rasmussen email, and other resources
  • Must work a minimum of five hours a week
  • May be required to provide services in a variety of rooms on campus based on need and availability