ARC Employment

The Academic Resource Center hires student employees throughout the year. Mercer University students can work as lab assistants, tutors, or Supplemental Instruction leaders. Our student workers are responsible in both their work and academic endeavors. Positions, job descriptions, and application documents are provided below.

Lab Assistant

All lab assistants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Lab assistants greet visitors as they enter the Center, ensure that all visitors and workers sign in appropriately, and provide visitors with various types of assistance. This assistance ranges from simple equipment directions to referral to the appropriate professional staff member, tutor, study group, or other service provided by the Center. Lab assistants also answer questions and provide information, both in person and over the phone. In addition, lab assistants give and take phone messages, file material, type forms, make photocopies, and perform other office duties in support of the professional staff.

Computer usage in the ARC demands that lab assistants also be familiar with computers and software applications. Training is provided to teach lab assistants how to assist student users and visiting faculty in the proper operation of PC-compatible equipment and programs. They must be able to diagnose minor problems encountered while preparing documents or printing. Routine duties will also include general housekeeping responsibilities.

If you meet the criteria described above and are interested in working for the ARC, please visit the Mercer University Office of Student Employment Job Site to search for available positions.

Peer Tutor

All tutors must have at least a 3.0 GPA and sophomore status or higher. Tutors provide individual assistance in one or more designated disciplines. They work in the ARC during specified hours on the weekly schedule and tutor students who drop in during those hours. Other duties include helping out with answering the telephone and other general office duties. It is the primary responsibility of tutors to provide academic guidance and modeling for students who come for tutoring sessions; they do not complete homework assignments or take-home exams.

If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor, please print and complete the following three application documents and return to Tamar Perla Cantwell in room 118 of the Academic Resource Center.

Alternative format available upon request:

Supplemental Instruction Leader

All Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders must have at least a 3.0 GPA and sophomore status or higher. SI leaders are highly qualified tutors who receive additional intensive training for working specifically with high-risk classes for which Supplemental Instruction is scheduled. (For details about the SI program and the high-risk classes, click here.) SI leaders must attend all class meetings with the regular enrollees, serving as model students in class. In addition, the SI leaders conduct two to three supplemental study sessions (outside regular class meetings) totaling 3 1/2 hours weekly. SI leaders are also responsible for planning the content of their supplemental sessions, preparing study aids and handouts for SI, and completing required paperwork. Emphasis for SI leaders is on reinforcing the professor's lessons, clarifying points of confusion, and providing organizational models the students can emulate in their own individual studying.

If you are interested in becoming an SI leader, please print and complete the following three application documents and return to Stephanie Mooring in room 117 of the Academic Resource Center.

Alternative format available upon request: