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Tutor, STEM

Boise, Nampa - Staff

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Supervisor, Tutoring Services

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Part-Time, Non-Benefited


About Us:

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) is committed to empowering students to succeed by providing affordable and accessible education to advance the local and global workforce.

Offering premier programs and degrees that make a difference, CWI remains a top choice for higher education in the Treasure Valley. Empowering the community one student at a time, CWI moves fearlessly forward paving the way to bold new futures with flexible options, exceptional tuition value, and support every step of the way.

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Position Summary:

Responsible for providing tutorial instruction for students enrolled in Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) courses, enhancing the understanding and quality level of specific course assignments, and assisting with general study skills and test taking strategies. Tutors will also be responsible for developing and facilitating customized workshops related to these math and science courses to reinforce comprehension.

Opportunities for growth based on level of experience and student status.

  • Tutors $13-$14 per hour
  • Lead Tutor $15 per hour (non-student status)


Essential Functions:

  • Provide educational assistance in the specific math and science courses/programs to students, which includes improving understanding and comprehension of subject matter content.
  • Assist in the preparation of workshops and materials to enhance program/course assignments.
  • Assist in tracking students’ performance.
  • Participate in scheduled training sessions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisor, STEM Programs and Director, Tutoring Services
  • Provides customer service and directional assistance at Tutoring service desks, by phone, and online via chat


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of Math 143/Equivalent (Math Tutors)
  • Completion of Biology 112/Equivalent (Biology Tutors)
  • Completion of Microbiology 111/Equivalent (250 - Preferred) (Microbiology Tutors)
  • Completion of Chemistry 112/Equivalent (Chemistry Tutors)
  • Completion of Chemistry 299/Equivalent (Organic Chemistry)
  • Completion of Physics 112/Equivalent (211/212 Preferred)
  • Recommendation from STEM Faculty (CWI Students)
  • Must have completed a course in the subject matter with at least a “B” (unless waived by Program Instructor(s)
  • Proficient in computer usage and ability to use word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Team player within the department as well as with other departments.
  • Communicate effectively in a diverse, multi-cultural community environment.
  • Understand the community college philosophy of education.
  • Certificate of completion or 30 college hours preferred (unless waived by Program Instructor(s).
  • Recent tutoring experience preferred.
  • Prior work experience in a community college environment is preferred.


Additional Instructions for Applicants:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other applicable legally protected status.


We look forward to receiving your application!