Academic Resource Center
ARC offers a number of employment opportunities for Muhlenberg students which are meant to support their professional development.
Work-study staff the ARC front desk and support all operations. Applicants must have federal work-study eligibility determined by financial aid and will be alerted to openings at the start of the fall semester.
Peer tutors work with students individually and in small groups to better understand course content. Applicants must receive a faculty nomination from within the subject area, meet specific GPA and course grade criteria, and complete an introductory training prior to employment. Students receiving a faculty nomination will automatically receive an application from Monica Cocca. Applications are accepted in the fall and spring semesters.
Head tutors facilitate training and create opportunities for ongoing education and professional development. Head tutors also oversee and mentor a cohort of approximately 20 assigned tutors. Students must be certified Level I tutors before they are eligible to apply for this position. Students should speak with Monica Cocca about their interest. Applications are only accepted in the spring semester.
Transition mentors facilitate learning skills workshops and work with students individually to improve their approaches to learning. Students must be certified Level I tutors before they are eligible to apply for this position. Students should speak with Mary Beth Kallen about their interest. Applications are only accepted in the spring semester.
Learning assistants help students deepen their understanding of core course concepts and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students must be certified Level I tutors before they are eligible for this position. Learning assistants must complete a one-unit course on cognitive development in the fall semester concurrent with the start of their employment. Students should speak with Monica Cocca about their interest to begin the vetting process. With only 25 total positions each semester, the selection process is highly competitive. Our decisions are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to: overall and major GPA, the in-person interview, strength of faculty recommendations, past job performance, and communication skills relevant to the position. Because each faculty partner works so closely with their assigned learning assistant, their recommendations are heavily weighted in making our final decision. Ultimately, we select candidates with the highest ratings across all factors.