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Skidmore College Summer Subject Tutor, Summer Academic Institute in Saratoga Springs, New York

Tutors/Teachings Assistants (TAs) work under the supervision of the Opportunity Program (OP) staff to provide necessary tutoring to all program students. We are particularly interested in candidates from underrepresented groups that can add to the diversity and excellence of our academic program and community.

Responsibilities include: attending all class sessions of assigned courses; working closely with assigned faculty to ensure a clear understanding of the lessons; monitoring assigned students’ fulfillment of class assignments; attending daily meetings and tutorial sessions; implementing a regular schedule of group and individual tutoring sessions; recording and reporting weekly tutoring conducted; meeting regularly with assigned faculty to determine the proper procedures for augmenting classroom assignments; submitting written reports on students’ progress; encouraged to attend social, cultural, and recreational activities during the afternoons, evenings, and weekends; maintaining an environment conducive to learning; providing personal, social, and academic peer counseling to students; assisting in the critical enforcement of policies, practices, and procedures; attending regular weekly staff meetings; and other duties as assigned by the OP staff.

Tutors/TAs are required to live in the residence hall for the duration of the five-week summer program, including weekends. Tutors must participate in virtual onboarding and a one-week on-campus staff training preceding the summer program. Room & Board included.

Subject tutors will be hired in the following areas:

Math (1 position), Writing/Critical Reading (3 positions), Cultural Anthropology (1 position), and Physics (1 position).

*Writing/Critical Reading tutors will be required to submit an academic writing sample.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a Skidmore student in good academic standing (Class of 2024, 2023, 2022). Must have completed relevant coursework in academic subject area. Minimum GPA of 3.0.

Preferred Qualifications

Tutoring experience. Valid driver’s license.


$14.00 per hour

Required documents needed to apply:

  • On-line application

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • List of Three References

    In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.


    Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

    Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.