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Crisis Flowchart:

The first instruction is (almost always): ask a question! The phone numbers we talked about in meetings were:

  • Crisis hotline: 413-586-5555
  • Campus Police: 413-585-2490
  • General emergency (uneqivocally need an ambulance): 911

Logs for Tutors and TAs:

If you generally tutor for only a single course (for example, PHY 117 or CHM 223), please use the Tutor/TA Log (Single Course).

If your tutoring sessions generally have students from several different courses, please use the Tutor/TA Log (Multiple Courses). This includes Stats TAs, Q-Tutors, etc.

Math TAs and CTGs should use the Math TA-CTG Log.

Use the link to Workday through the Smith Portal. Here are instructions for finding instructions on workday forms for employment, and here is the list of requirements from the Student Employment Office.

How to make appointments using Google calendar.

Lunch Meetings for 2019-2020:

We have a series of lunch meetings for our tutor cohorts. During the fall we meet during the weeks of September 30th, October 28th, and December 2nd. In the spring, we will meet during the weeks of February 24th, the week of March 23rd, and the week of April 20th.

Typically tutors attend on the day corresponding to their departmental cohort (see below), but if that day doesn't work, please let us know and attend on a different day!

  • Monday: Chemistry tutors.
  • Tuesday: Economics, Math, and Q-tutors*.
  • Wednesday: SDS, SOC/PSY stats tutors.
  • Thursday: Biological sciences tutors.
  • Friday: Engineering tutors.

*Q-tutors are expected on the day that aligns with most of what they tutor or aligns with their major.

Are you interested in becoming a tutor and/or TA?

Job Description: Tutors primarily hold drop-in hours to support a specific section, course, or department. Tutors also hold one-on-one sessions and/or small group sessions. The position includes trainings and meetings with Spinelli Center staff, meetings with course instructors, and administrative tasks. Tutors submit a tutor log after every tutoring session, meeting, or training. Full year tutors are preferred, but tutors may be hired for just the fall or just the spring semester in some instances. We generally hire in April for the entire following academic year, but we occasionally hire midyear. On April 1st we will start the process of hiring. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please send an email to let us know of your interest!

Requirements: We will require one reference instructor of the course or department, and one reference person from outside the division for which you want to tutor (such as other employers or supervisors or faculty from outside your division). You will not need a letter from your reference(s), but they should be willing to answer two questions from us. We do not have a GPA requirement, but mastery of the course content, empathy, patience, good communication and excellent interpersonal skills are required.

To Apply: Potential tutors will fill out the online Spinelli Center Application and schedule an interview. Questions? Email spinelli <at> smith <dot> edu.

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