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Tutor Positions

The Accessible Learning Centre (ALC) tutoring program is for registered ALC students that require tutoring assistance. The purpose of this program is to aid with specific class learning or exam preparation/review.

The ALC is currently recruiting tutors for all programs (winter 2019).

Qualifications

  • Solid knowledge of your subject material (minimum 9.0 GPA in the courses you wish to tutor).
  • Good communication/teaching skills.
  • Sensitivity to students with disabilities (including learning disabilities).
  • Three to five hours a week to meet with a student. Hours are flexible. Tutors and students decide together when and where to meet.

Rates

Tutors can set their own rates within the following ALC scale:

  • Undergraduate students: $15/hour.
  • Master's students: $20/hour.
  • PhD students: $25-30/hour.
  • Retired teachers or professionals: $15-30/hour, depending on education and experience.

Volunteer to be a Note-Taker!

“I gained knowledge of accessibility and student equity, and also got a chance to help out another student, which made me feel like I was really contributing something to the student community!”

– student note-taker

How to Apply (Waterloo Campus)

Provide a resume, Laurier transcript (if on record, unofficial LORIS attachment accepted), and completed Tutor Application Form (Waterloo) to altutors@wlu.ca, or drop off the application in person at the Accessible Learning Centre, Arts 1C9. A mandatory training session will be provided.

For more information, email altutors@wlu.ca or call 519.884.0710 x2715.

 

How to Apply (Brantford Campus)

Provide a resume, Laurier transcript (if on record, unofficial LORIS attachment accepted), and completed Tutor Application Form (Brantford) to lbtutors@wlu.ca, or drop off the application in person at the Accessible Learning Centre, DAL214 or Centre for Student Success (Market Place). A mandatory training session will be provided.

For more information, email lbtutors@wlu.ca or call 519.756.8228 x5786.

Volunteer Note-Takers

The ALC provides a note-taking service for registered students with disabilities who have been approved for this classroom accommodation. If you attend all your classes and take great notes, why not volunteer to take notes for someone in need?

What Do Note-Takers Do?

The great thing about being a note-taker is that you don't have to do anything more than you already do: go to class and take good notes! 

We need you to commit to attend all your lectures and agree to post comprehensive notes online following each lecture. If you have handwritten notes, you can scan them in our office.

How Does Note-Taking Help?

It is not uncommon for lectures and lecture rooms to have extraneous noise and distractions, uncomfortable chairs and infrequent or no breaks, presentation of highly visual material, poor room acoustics and sound quality, and fast-paced delivery of content. These factors can impede the ability of someone with chronic pain, ADHD, a learning disability, a broken arm or sensory impairment (to name just a few examples) to take comprehensive notes.

Having access to your notes means that a student with a disability is not put at a disadvantage; it means that they can attend and participate to the best of their ability in lectures knowing that they have access to supplementary notes and access to classroom information they may have missed.

Regardless of the reason, your notes will allow another student to benefit more from class.

What Are the Benefits?

  • Feel good about helping another student.
  • Improve your notes by being more conscious about what you're writing.
  • Receive valuable references for a job well done.
  • Gain experience to include on your resume and your Laurier Experience Record.

How to Apply

  1. Apply to be a note taker at ALC online.
  2. Sign in using your Laurier user name and password.
  3. Fill in requested information to create your profile.
  4. Click the button "register as a note-taker" (you are now registered).
  5. Sign into ALC online using your Laurier user name and password.
  6. Select the correct term.
  7. Enter your course CRN (course registration numbers). If you do not know your CRN numbers for your course, you can look them up on your LORIS account (week at a glance).
  8. Read, sign and submit your note-taker contract.
  9. Verify that you entered your course information correctly and click on the button to submit your class schedule.
  10. You will be notified via your Laurier email if you have been selected to be a note-taker.
  11. Check your email regularly, as we are continuously assigning note-takers throughout the term.

Peer Support Team Volunteer Positions

Are you interested in being more involved in the Laurier community and helping other students at the same time? The Accessible Learning Centre (ALC) is now recruiting volunteers for the Peer Support Team on the Waterloo campus for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is your opportunity to coordinate programs, initiate projects and support your fellow Laurier students.

Application Process

  • Complete the application form. Indicate and rank which positions you'd like to be considered for. Please attach your resume.
  • Return or email your application form and resume to the ALC (P220 Peters) by Thursday, March 18, 2019 by noon.
  • Selected applicants will be invited by email to sign up for an interview.
  • Interviews will be scheduled for the last couple of weeks in March.

For more information, please contact Erin Riggin, educational planner, at 519.884.0710 x2715 or riggine@wlu.ca.