Coronavirus Updates

SARC is here to provide academic support and to help you during this period of remote instruction! All of our services are available online, and you can connect with tutors, Supplemental Instruction Leaders, and academic coaches via video conferencing. Click here for more information on current information on all of our services.

UCF is providing 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and updates here.

Employment


SARC is looking for diverse, enthusiastic, dedicated, and hardworking students who enjoy helping fellow UCF students succeed academically and who can contribute to our programs and services with their unique skills and abilities.

Current Available Positions

ACE Coach 

SARC is looking to hire ACE coaches for Summer B 2020 and beyond.
Application deadline: Friday, April 10 by 5pm
What is coaching?
Coaching is where a UCF peer coach provides general academic to support to another UCF student in a one-on-one, collaborative setting. The coach and the student work together to provide the student with a new strategy that they can implement into their academics. The student leads the sessions, but topics covered can include time management, study skills, motivation, goal-setting, campus resources, and more. Coaching is not subject-specific; rather, it helps students build upon their academic skill set. For more information about coaching, please click here.
Criteria to Apply
  • Current enrollment as a UCF student
  • At least 24 credits earned at UCF if undergraduate; at least nine credits earned at UCF if graduate student
  • Must be in good academic standing with the university; minimum GPA of a 3.0 or higher
How to Apply
Fill out the application and attach all relevant materials here. The application and materials are due by Wednesday, April 1 by 5pm.

Technology Assistant

SARC is seeking a dynamic and creative undergraduate student to serve as Technology Assistant position. This individual will be responsible for supporting SARC’s online services, providing technical assistance during live-streaming of SARC events, and training students and professional staff in the use of technology. The application deadline for this position is Sunday, April 12.

To apply for this position, please complete the following steps.

  • Complete SARC’s Technology Assistant Application linked HERE
    • Include 2-3 valid references within the Employee Application including their contact information.
    • Attach a professional resume and cover letter

Please see the job description posted at the top right of this page for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ana Mack at Ana.Mack@ucf.edu.

SI Research Assistant

The SI Research Assistant performs statistical analyses to produce a variety of student success reports for SARC and the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program. Other duties include classroom scheduling for SI sessions and events, as well as creating the SI master schedule every semester. The SI Research Assistant also tracks and updates students attendance for OPAL and SI on a regular basis and recommends methods to streamline data collection.

To apply for this position please complete the Research Assistant Application and include the following information:

  1. A professional resume and cover letter
  2. At least two valid references, preferably from a professor or supervisor, with contact information

Please read the Job Description for more details. The application deadline is Sunday, April 12.

SI Leader

The Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) is looking to hire Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders for Summer 2020.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 13th at noon.

What is Supplemental Instruction?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program utilizing peer-assisted study sessions to assist students with historically difficult courses. SI sessions are an opportunity for students to work together with other classmates to compare notes, discuss readings, ask questions, develop organizational tools, and prepare for examinations.

SI Leader Responsibilities

  • Conduct four 50-minute SI sessions per week using the SI model
  • Attend and take notes in the SI-supported class
  • Attend and contribute to all trainings and meetings
  • Maintain attendance records and prepare for SI sessions
  • Implement suggestions from SI supervisors
  • Other duties as assigned

For more information about Supplemental Instruction, please click here. For more information about the benefits and requirements of the position, please download the full job description under “Position Descriptions.”

Criteria Needed to Apply

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2+ and an “A” grade in the course for which you wish to be an SI Leader
  • A good recommendation from a UCF faculty member, preferably the instructor who taught the course of interest
  • Able to attend the mandatory training session at the beginning of the semester and weekly meetings
  • Willing to commit 10+ hours per week for 15 weeks per semester (6-12 weeks for Summer term)
  • Must be able to attend the full lecture time for at least one section of the course for which you are applying
  • Preference will be given to those who are available for at least 1 year and those who are willing to limit their schedule to 12-15 credit hours per semester (although these are not mandatory)

How to Apply:

Please complete our online application. The application has several components that you will need to prepare before submitting your application.

  • A resume and cover letter. Save them as one file and attach them to your application when prompted. Please note that applications that are missing cover letters and/or resumes will not be considered.
  • 3 references. At least one should be a UCF faculty member, ideally the professor with whom you took the class you are applying for. This professor also needs to complete our Faculty Interview Form, where they will be asked to tell us a little about your performance in their class and why they think you would be a good SI Leader. The other two references do NOT need to complete this form.

Additional Notes:

Because there are fewer classes offered in the summer, our hiring process is even more selective than normal. If you are not selected, please consider re-applying when applications open for Fall 2020 in July.

Peer Tutor

The Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) is looking to hire Peer Tutors for Summer 2020.

What is Peer Tutoring?

Peer tutoring is an academic support program utilizing peer-assisted study sessions to assist students with historically difficult courses. SARC provides free peer tutoring to undergraduate UCF students in courses such as STEM, Business, Nursing, Psychology and more. Peer tutoring sessions are an opportunity for students to work together with other classmates to compare notes, discuss readings, ask questions, develop organizational tools, engage with the material and prepare for examinations. SARC tutorial services are internationally certified through the College Reading and Learning Association. SARC provides tutoring at two facilities on UCF’s main campus: SARC and the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS).

What are the Peer Tutors’ responsibilities?

*Lead a minimum of 6 hours of tutorial time per week for a specific course.

*Communicate with course professors to discuss material being covered in tutoring, inform them of SARC services and to promote SARC peer tutoring.

*Attend and participate in monthly peer tutor training sessions and other meetings as requested.

*Create study hand-outs for students, present test reviews and participate in SARC events.

*Complete CRLA Portfolio and provide supplements to any previous submissions based on the department’s certification level.

What are the benefits of being a Peer Tutor?

*Further develop own study skills to the most efficient level.
*Discern ways to help others discover how to learn better. This is excellent experience for future teachers or instructors.
*Gain valuable skills such as leadership, communication, critical thinking, professionalism and group facilitation. These skills are desired by most employers and graduate schools.
*See your impact on students as they earn better grades, develop more positive attitudes, build confidence, and become more independent learners.
*Enhance chances of winning assistantships in graduate school

Requirements:

*Received (or will receive) an A in the course
*Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
*Willing to commit at least four hours per week
*Available to attend a PAID mandatory Orientation
*Tutoring Faculty Reference Form for Instructors: https://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8d1AwhOg5U98LtP?Q_JFE=qdg

Summer Orientation, Friday, May 8th, from 8am-6pm
Sophomores are strongly encouraged to apply. Priority deadline extended: Friday, March 13th.
If you are interested in this opportunity to help others succeed academically and enhance your leadership and communication skills, please apply here.
To learn more about SARC Tutorial Services, please visit https://sarc.sdes.ucf.edu/tutoring

SI Graduate Assistant

The Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) is seeking to hire a Graduate Assistant to help supervise the Supplemental Instruction program for Fall 2020. Supplemental Instruction is a learning support program available to UCF undergraduate students enrolled in many historically difficult courses. The SI Graduate Assistant will be responsible for assisting the coordinator with the hiring, training, and management of 40-50 undergraduate SI Leaders. Other duties include assisting with office work, assisting with outreach events such as academic workshops and tabling, and conducting ACE Coaching appointments. For more information on Supplemental Instruction, please visit the SARC website here. For more details regarding the duties and responsibilities of this position, please see the position description.

Benefits:

  • This role is a contract graduate assistantship that includes a bi-weekly stipend and tuition waiver beginning in Fall 2020. Depending on SARC’s budget and the selected candidate’s preference, the position could begin in Summer 2019 as an hourly paid (OPS) position. The tuition waiver and stipend would still begin in Fall 2020.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Currently enrolled or accepted into a UCF Master’s program matriculating no later than Fall 2020
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher (For those accepted, but not yet enrolled in a Master’s program undergraduate GPA will be used)
  • Must enroll in a minimum of 9 graduate credit hours for the Fall and Spring terms to remain eligible for a graduate assistantship
  • Must be available to work 20 hours per week

To apply, please prepare the following materials and upload them to our online application by no later than Sunday, March 15th at 11:59 PM.

  • Three professional references. At least one should be a professor from your most recent academic institution. At least one should be from a supervisor or employer.
  • A professional resume.
  • A cover letter that provides detailed answers to the following questions.
    • What experiences do you have that you believe would make you successful in this position?
    • What is your philosophy for working with college students in the area of academic success?
    • How does this position fit into your professional and/or academic goals?