Job Opportunities

The UConn-Avery Point Academic Center seeks Undergraduate Peer Tutors in all subjects for the spring semester of 2024. Freshmen entering in spring of 2024 can apply to start as tutors in the fall semester of 2024. If you would like to work with fellow students in a collaborative learning environment while gaining valuable professional experience, please apply at!

Hours range from 2 to 5 hours per week based upon students’ schedules and availability. The starting rate is $16.19 per hour. Shift scheduling will complement your class schedule.

The core of the tutor position is providing tutoring support in specific academic subjects and general study skills to individual students in person and online. Besides that, Academic Center tutors gain a wide range of valuable professional experience. In this position, you’ll have the opportunity to create academic resources to be published on the Academic Center website and social media accounts; design and deliver workshops in writing, Q topics, and/or general study skills; lead review sessions in specific subjects; and follow through on your own ideas for new programs and services for Avery Point students. It’s a very flexible job that allows you to gain real leadership and professional experience in your fields of interest. A full-day orientation at the start of the semester and ongoing training will support you in setting and reaching your goals.

Typical characteristics of our tutors are:

  • Strength in subject area(s) tutored.
  • Ability and willingness to work in secondary subject areas.
  • Strong listening and communication skills.
  • Active interest in professional development and serving as a role model for Avery Point students.
  • Completion of one semester of college prior to hire, preferably at Avery Point.
  • Friendly and professional attitude.
  • Good self-discipline and time management skills.

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We are also looking to hire Front Desk Assistants (non-tutoring). This is a work-study position.


  • Develop a good knowledge of Academic Center tutors and resources.
  • Work at the front desk in the Academic Center to assist with computer, room, tutor, and appointment management.
  • Provide information to students, faculty, and staff regarding Academic Center services, policies, and procedures.
  • Perform reception duties including greeting students and other visitors and introducing them to the Academic Center.
  • Act as the main communication point person.
  • Answer phone and take messages.
  • Schedule appointments and keep current, detailed data on daily activities through the Nexus system.
  • Oversee activity in the Academic Center to maintain a professional and welcoming atmosphere.


Typical characteristics of our front desk assistants are:

  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Strong organization skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks efficiently
  • Outgoing, welcoming demeanor and ability to oversee a busy workspace


Starting rate for Deskers is $15.84/hour, and they work 3-7 hours per week. 

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Instructions for applying for a position with the Avery Point Academic Center on JobX

  • Open your browser and navigate to the Student Jobs website.
  • Click on the blue button on the top right that reads, “JobX for UConn Students.”
  • On the next page, in the first gray rectangle, select the hyperlink that reads “Click Here” next to the green arrow.
  • Select the check-boxes for “Regional Student Labor” (and “Regional Work-Study,” if you qualify) and click “Select choices.”
  • On the next page, select the first underlined option that reads “Show All Active Jobs.”
  • Follow the following instructions to select the appropriate job:
    • Scroll down to the job entitled “Class II – Student Tutoring Assistant” for a tutoring job or “Class II – Student Administrative Assistant” for a front-desk job.
    • Make sure the Employer is listed as “Avery Point Campus – General.”
    • To view the job description, click on the underlined job title.
    • To apply for the job, click the check-box next to the job title, then scroll to the top and click the button with the green notebook icon that reads “Apply for selected jobs.”
  • On the next page, login to the system with your email and password.
    • If you don’t have an account with JobX, click on the “Student Account Registration” link at the bottom (middle option) to create an account.
      • Right-click and open a new tab for the Student Account Registration.
  • Once you login, complete the application form, including uploading appropriate documents (i.e., resume and/or writing sample).
  • Proofread your answers to ensure they’re accurate (save your progress as needed) and submit the form.

Email with any questions you have about the position or application process. We look forward to reviewing your application!