Thanks for your interest in joining the TLC staff!
We offer study groups for a large group of introductory courses, and tutoring for a smaller subset of those. You may apply to be a study group facilitator, and if you are interested in tutoring, you may choose to add on 1 tutoring appointment/week in the same subject. You may work in any course for which you qualify (earned an A- or above). To join our staff, students must either be nominated by or have a recommendation from at least one professor in the relevant content area.
All TLC staff members will attend a weekly staff meeting to progress through our staff curriculum. All staff will be coached from New, to Level 1 Experienced staff, and if they choose to continue, to Level 2 Advanced staff. New staff topics will be completed in 1 semester, and then students will have 1 or 2 semesters to complete Level 1 training topics and submit a portfolio to progress to Level 2. Pay rates and autonomy will increase at each staffing level.
Study Groups Program
TLC Study Groups provide meaningful and efficient mechanisms for learning; they can help students keep up with material, actively review and study, and engage with diverse perspectives. Your group will meet every week for 90 minutes at a time that you choose. Groups are heterogeneous but organized by professor; any student enrolled in a particular professor's section of a course served by the program is eligible to join a group. You will facilitate group members working together to clarify course material, engage in deep processing techniques for learning, and active problem-solving. There may be some options to co-facilitate occasionally. You can lead more than 1 group, and/or lead in 1 or more subjects per term.
Study Group course coverage can occasionally vary based on staffing. In 2018-2019, covered courses will likely include:
CHEM 203 (new)
CHEM 230 (new)
CHEM 233 (new)
The most up-to-date list will be online at my.bucknell.edu/StudyGroups when registration and groups are active.
TLC Tutoring offers assistance to students seeking extra help in some introductory courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. NEW TUTORS MUST ALSO FACILITATE a study group in their first semester on the TLC staff in order to ensure adequate student contact hours in their content area to progress through our staff curriculum. You will schedule one weekly tutoring appointment, which can be booked by any student in that course. You will staff your assigned tutoring location during your weekly tutoring time even if not all your appointments are booked in advance. We will pay you for 30 minutes of prep time in addition to your group meeting and tutoring appointment times. You must commit to your regular weekly tutoring schedule after training and continue it throughout the semester.
Courses covered by tutors include:
CHEM 203 (new)
CHEM 205 (new)