How to Apply

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Student Employment


June 30, 2014: We are currently hiring Summer Liaison Leaders for summer 2014.


Position Details

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Graduate Student Tutors

Undergraduate Student Tutors

Upperclassman Buddy


Graduate Student Tutors

The English Language Program is looking for new tutors. Are you a current graduate student (Masters or PhD) at Brandeis University? Are you interested in a campus job that helps you develop your teaching abilities? Have you had any experience teaching English as a Second Language?

Job description:

Tutors meet weekly with Brandeis students who are non-native speakers of English. Tutees include undergraduates and graduate students from 25 different countries, enrolled in undergraduate and GSAS programs. Tutorials focus on helping tutees strengthen both written and oral skills. Tutors help students draft and revise papers as well as improve their pronunciation, grammar, and fluency. Starting compensation is $15/hour.

Preferred Background:

  • Knowledge of languages other than English
  • Experience traveling or cross-cultural experiences
  • Teaching or tutoring experience, particularly in writing

Job Requirements:
  • ELP tutor orientation
  • 4-6 weekly tutorials
  • Staff-meetings throughout the year
  • Weekly reports to the director about tutees' progress

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Undergraduate Tutors

Job Description:

The English Language and Gateway Scholars Programs are seeking undergraduate tutors.  Tutors meet weekly with Brandeis freshmen who are non-native speakers of English.  Tutorials focus on helping tutees strengthen both written and oral skills.  Writing tutors help students draft and revise papers as well as improve their overall reading and writing skills.  Oral skills tutorials may be in small group settings or one-on-one and focus on improving overall speaking abilities.  Starting compensation is $10.50/hour.

Required Background:

  • Must have completed a UWS course at Brandeis and performed well in the class
  • Must be a current Brandeis sophomore, junior, or senior
  • Must be a native English speaker
  • Must exhibit strong writing, editing, grammar, and communication skills

Preferred Background:

  • Knowledge of language(s) other than English
  • International travel and/or cross-cultural experiences
  • Teaching or tutoring experience (particularly in writing) a plus

Job Requirements:

  • ELP tutor orientation
  • 3-4 weekly tutorials
  • Staff meetings throughout the year
  • Weekly reports and final semester report about tutees' progress

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Upperclassman Buddy

Purpose of the Job:

To assist first-year Gateway Scholars with their integration into the Brandeis Community by providing them with authentic opportunities to speak English.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

Must be a native English speaker: current sophomores or juniors preferred.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills and an interest in cross-cultural experiences required.  Must be organized and able to work well independently.  Must be able to be a buddy for at least two consecutive semesters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Each Upperclassman Buddy will meet with their First Year Buddy once every two weeks for two hours to do a Brandeis-related activity together (such as going to the gym, going to a club meeting, touring the campus, going to a social or sporting event, etc.).  At the end of each month, the Upperclassman Buddy will write a report briefly describing the activities and the interactions.  Each Upperclassman Buddy will be paired with 1-2 First Year Buddies.

Wage/Hours: $8.50/hr, 2 hours every other week (4 hours if two buddies, meeting separately)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.