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Maureen: I am not opposed to what you are saying but I am curious why you say it is a
legal requirement? When I was adjunct faculty at a community college I was never paid
for anything except in class hours. I suppose you could say training and prep time
weren't required but for all practical purposes they were. Barb

Maureen Cronin wrote:

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> To All,
> You are legally required to pay tutors for all required activities--if you require
> them to participate in training, you must pay them to do so.  You may pay them a
> "training rate" not less than minimum wage, but you must pay them.
> We pay tutors $7.00 an hour to start and increase their wage by $1/hour the
> following semester if they complete the 20 hour tutor-training course.  If they
> choose this route, they are not paid for the training time.  If they choose to do
> the minimum 10 hours of tutor training, they are paid for their training time, and
> they are eligible for a $1 hour raise after they have completed 3 semesters as a
> tutor.
> Best,
> Maureen Cronin
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> > I'm surprised & heartened to learn the various things programs pay their tutors
> > for. I've decided to adopt some of these practices myself, such as paying for
> > outside reading preparing for training, and paying for preparation for tutoring.
> >
> > I'm curious, is there anyone out there who doesn't (or can't) pay for training,
> > for preparing for tutoring sessions, and the like? Is there a rational
> > justification for not paying for these things other than tight budgets?
> >
> > Steve
> >
> > "Hunt, Stefanie" wrote:
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> > > At Towson University, our peer tutors begin at $6.00 per hour for
> > > individuals unless they tutor modern languages, which has a starting salary
> > > of $6.50.  If they tutor small groups, their starting salary is $7.50.  Each
> > > year they earn a $.25 raise.
> > >
> > >         Stefanie
> > >
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> > > * Stefanie H. Hunt                                   Towson University
> > > * Assistant Director                                    8000 York Road
> > > * Office of Developmental Education        Towson, MD 21252
> > > * [log in to unmask]                                      410-830-4027
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Barbara M. Stout
Supplemental Instructional Specialist
Learning Skills Center
The University of Pittsburgh
311 Wm. Pitt Union
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-648-7920
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