Short Course seeks to hire CALS grad students for tutoring program

The College of Agricultural and Life Science’s Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC) is seeking tutors for math and English at the following levels:


  • Basic developmental college mathematics
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • College Algebra


  • Fundamentals of Composition
  • Introduction to College Writing

Tutors will work in a learning services program located in B108 Jorns Hall to answer student questions and support contextualized learning for this subject matter.  Tutoring will occur when the Short Course program is in session from November 5, 2012 to March 22, 2012.  The FISC Learning Services hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Responsibilities and expectations include having awareness of course content to support students in context of their curriculum.  Tutors must possess the ability to respond to individual and group questions related to skills necessary for students to complete assignments or prepare for exams and, in the absence of questions, monitor student behavior to maintain an academic decorum in the classroom/learning center.  Dress is business casual.

The desired applicant must have excellent interpersonal skills, creativity, a desire to learn, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Minimum of completed BA/BS is required with preference given to CALS majors who have coursework or experience in the area of production agriculture.

FISC tutors will be paid $15.10 per hour. Tutors should be available to work a minimum of 4 hours per week which includes preparation time.

To be considered for a tutor position, please provide a cover letter outlining your relevant qualifications and a resume/CV. The letter and resume/CV may be submitted through email to  Applications can also be dropped off or mailed to Farm and Industry Short Course, Agricultural Hall, Ste. 116, 1450 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706. The deadline to apply is October 14, 2012.

Feel free to contact the FISC Director with questions by phone at 608-262-3127 or email at  Additional information about the tutor program and Farm and Industry Short Course may be found at