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Apply to Work in the Academic Skills Center

The Academic Skills Center employs a student staff of tutors, coaches, SI Leaders, and a small clerical staff. Jobs in the ASC allow for flexible, on-campus hours while gaining skills and expertise that look great on any resume. See below for our available positions and send us an email to let us know you're interested in joining the ASC team!


Peer Academic Coaching
Help coach others to achieve their goals

Review the academic skills coached in the ASC. UWEC students are invited to review the criteria below and apply to become a peer academic coach.  The ASC generally hires students who... 

  • Organized, dependable, and able to work independently. 
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Interested in collaborating with others with different perspectives and backgrounds. 
  • Strong leaderships skills and enthusiasm for helping others. 
  • Positive attitude and knowledge of UWEC support services/programs 
  • Possession of a growth and development mindset 

The ASC generally hires coaches in the first week or so of each semester and then provides 6 hours of initial paid training before coaches begin coaching and coach-specific training throughout the semester.  Current starting pay is $12.00/hour. 

For more information, contact Zoe Bellis at, Tricia Armstrong at, or give our office a call at 715-836-2200. 

Supplemental Instruction Leaders
Interested in being a Supplemental Instruction Leader? 

The Academic Skills Center is hiring Supplemental Instruction Leaders for the Fall 2023 semester. This is a paid position, averaging 9-12 hours of work per week. Starting wage is $12.00 per hour, with pay increases each semester. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. SI is provided for all students in the course section who want to acquire effective learning strategies, develop an understanding of difficult course material, and improve their grades. SI Leaders (or SILs) are responsible for facilitating these review sessions. SI Leaders are students who have successfully completed the course in a previous semester, who then use that knowledge to help guide current students through course material. SILs receive training on how to plan and facilitate SI sessions, how to use active learning strategies and collaborative learning techniques to review content material, and how to engage students in the session.

Position Description
SILs have a variety of responsibilities including:

  • Attend class and be a model student during class meetings
  • Make regular announcements about SI sessions to the class
  • Plan SI sessions
  • Hold 2-3 SI sessions per week
  • Hold 1 office hour per week
  • Attend all SIL trainings
  • Keep and maintain accurate session records

Qualified applicants must have taken the course they wish to be a Leader for and earned a B grade or higher. In addition, SI Leaders are expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher throughout their employment. Highly qualified candidates will have experience in leadership or tutoring positions, are self-motivated, and have excellent time management skills.

Additional Details
A complete job description for Supplemental Instruction Leaders can be found here

Courses Available
We are currently seeking to fill positions for the following courses for Fall 2023:

  • ACCT 201
  • BIOL 214
  • CHEM 105
  • CHEM 150
  • FIN 320
  • PSYCH 100
  • PHYS 211

Why Should You Apply?

Being an SI Leader looks excellent on your resume. Our leaders love what they do and helping students. Other benefits of being an SI Leader include:  

  • Build a positive and rewarding relationship with cooperating faculty 
  • Improve your leadership and public speaking skills 
  • Improve your time management and organization skills 
  • Increase your content knowledge
  • An opportunity to complete service learning hours 

How to Apply
Click here to apply or copy and paste the following URL into your web browser:

Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you have about this position! Please e-mail Adam at or call the Academic Skills Center at 715-836-2200 and ask for Adam.

Tutor in the ASC

Review the courses and skills tutored in the ASC. UWEC students who can tutor in one or more of these courses or skills areas are invited to review the criteria below and apply.

While each tutoring area may have more specific hiring criteria, the ASC generally hires students who...

  • Have a good background in their tutoring area
  • Have a proven track record of academic success (usually B average or better)
  • Can list one or more faculty as references
  • Enjoy working with and helping their peers
  • Can commit to being consistent, reliable employees

The ASC generally hires tutors in the first week or so of each semester and then provides 6 hours of initial paid training and more area-specific training before tutors begin tutoring. Current starting pay is $12.00/hr. 

For more information, contact Amy Root at, Adam Freese at, or give our office a call at 715-836-2200.

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