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Re: Tutor Wage Premium

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Kate Jakobson <[log in to unmask]>

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Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 6 Oct 2006 16:27:35 -0400

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First, thanks to all of you who've shared your work-study peer tutor wage
information.   I hope to hear from more people on Monday.

Gail, I don't think my professional tutor wage information will be of much
value to you.  We're a community college in northern Michigan, a pretty
low-income district (albeit gorgeous!), and I'm lucky to find professional
tutors at any wage.

I have 2 paraprofessionals or lead tutors.  Both have bachelor's degrees and
are paid on our parapro wage scale.  One of my lead tutors is new this year,
and at the beginning parapro rate (with 1 or 2 years experience) is paid
$13.50/hr.  My other lead tutor has been here for a few years (10 maybe?)
and also teaches math part-time, she's paid $18.50/hr as lead math tutor in
our learning center.

I think what you're doing, gathering data, is one thing you can take to your
administrative bargaining table.  I know that whenever I need or want to
change something, the first thing they ask for is data.  What's everybody
else doing, etc.  You might focus on comparable institutions, in your case
4-yr colleges, with similar populations and locations.  I'm sure others on
the list will have some great suggestions.

Hope that helps somewhat and thanks again to all of you for your
information.  

Kate

Kate Jakobson, Director
Tutoring and Student Success
Kirtland Community College
989.275.5000 x 211

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Levine, Gail
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 4:07 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Tutor Wage Premium

We are a 4 year private institution.  Currently all students employeed in
the
division of Arts & Sciences, regardless of their position, are paid $8.25/hr
to start.  Students are eligible for $.25 increases in the fall and winter
terms.  Our graduate students are paid $10.25.

My great concern, that hopefully some of you can assist me in, is in regard
to "professional tutors".  Our university pays these individuals between $12
- $15 per hour based upon years of experience tutoring/teaching and degree -
bachelors vs masters. It is most difficult to find professional tutors to
work at our Off as well as our On -campus sites for this hourly wage.  Most
of these individuals are asked to work approximately 8 hours or less per
week.  Could some of you please share what your hourly pay for professional
tutors is and how you think I can go about requesting more substantial pay.

Thanks so much.
Gail



Gail Levine
Coordinator of On-Campus Tutoring
Academic Services
Nova Southeastern University
Farquhar College of Arts & Science
3301 College Ave, Parker Building
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314-7795
954-262-8354  or   800-338-4723, ext 8354
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Maura O'Connor
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 2:15 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Tutor Wage Premium

Our peer tutors start at minimum wage.  Tutors earn an additional 25
cents per hour per year of experience tutoring in our center and another
50 cents per hour for CRLA certification.  

If a tutor is eligible for work study, we compensate them though those
funds.  For non-work study eligible students, we compensate them though
our budget.  We have had years wherein a peer tutor has been funded by
work study, but because of CRLA certification and years of experience,
is earning a higher rate for tutoring than work study pays.  In those
cases, we have arranged with financial aid and the business office to
pay the difference from our budget.

Maura




Maura O'Connor
Coordinator of Learning Assistance Services
University of New England
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, Maine  04005
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207-602-2561 

>>> Kate Jakobson <[log in to unmask]> 10/6/2006 9:19 AM >>>
Hi All:

 

I am being asked to justify the $1/hour premium over regular
work-study
wages that I pay our peer tutors (i.e. regular work-study students are
paid
MI minimum wage of $6.95/hour, I am trying to continue to pay my
beginning
work-study tutors $7.95/hour).  While they seem to understand the
reasons
why (increased responsibilities, etc.), our administrative team would
like
to see some actual data.   

 

Is anyone else paying their peer tutors a higher hourly wage than
regular
work-study workers, and if so, could you identify your institution as 2
or 4
year?   Actual wage information is probably not necessary as it's so
dependent on location and institution, but any other information you'd
like
to include would be wonderful.

 

As always, thank you all! 

 

Kate

Kate Jakobson, Director

Tutoring and Student Success

Kirtland Community College

989.275.5000 x 211

 


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