Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: H0010 / Tutor
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 08

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Provides academic tutoring services to a wide variety of individuals and groups. Creates and implements tutorial programs that guide and assist students with homework, problem solving, report writing, and test preparation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Tutors students individually or in scheduled group study sessions to review principles, solve problems, and review for tests.
  2. Administers testing instruments and writes individual tutoring plans upon review of textbooks; refers students to other agencies as appropriate.
  3. Facilitates reading and writing labs to develop writing, math, word processing, study, and other academic skills.
  4. Leads and trains entry level tutors in strategies to accommodate alternative learning styles and disabilities.
  5. Maintains and updates confidential files and records, ensuring that ethical and legal guidelines are maintained.
  6. Researches and selects learning materials, textbooks, software, and equipment to facilitate tutoring; may design specific handout, study, and related materials.
  7. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • One year of full-time college; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to effectively manage time and schedules.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of test administration techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Basic data entry and/or word processing skills.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Knowledge of tutorial/learning materials and instructional aids.
  • Knowledge of peer counseling/tutoring processes and methods.
  • Skill in preparing instructional aids and plans.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: A) provision of basic individual and/or group coaching, guidance, and assistance to students in the review of course material, solving of problems, and preparation for tests and examinations; B) development and preparation of tutoring plans; C) administration of tests; D) research and selection of learning materials and applications; E) maintenance of confidential files and records.

Conditions of Employment

  • All regular, non-temporary positions assigned to this classification are represented by a labor union and subject to the terms and conditions of the US-UNM Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Light physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking. Effort applies to no more than two (2) hours per day.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 05/02/2021