Work for the LAP

The Learning Assistance Program uses tried and true methods to train their employees to deliver a service that emphasizes the student’s strengths and accomplishments, and acknowledges the student as the expert in their own learning.  Programming emphasizes students’ individual goals, strengths, and learning preferences.

Learning Strategist / Tutor Program *Please Note: Hiring typically occurs prior to the Fall and Winter semesters.

Learning Strategist and Tutors work one-on-one with UVic students. Both of these roles involve supplementary success programming that emphasizes students’ individual goals, strengths, and learning preferences.

Tutors assist students in specific course areas. We look for tutors with expertise in their fields including but not limited to: concepts and theories related to the discipline, specific methodologies, and knowledge of disciplinary conventions and expectations. Tutors are typically Masters or PhD students in the area.

Learning Strategists assist students with developing learning strategies or techniques in four main areas:

  • time management
  • notetaking
  • reading and writing skills
  • test preparation

Learning Strategists are typically Masters or PhD students in Educational Psychology or Counselling.

Tutor and Learning Strategist duties and responsibilities:

  • Help students develop positive attitudes about learning and confidence in their ability to learn
  • Assist students in applying new skills and strategies to their academic coursework
  • Deliver a service that emphasizes the student’s strengths and accomplishments, and acknowledges the student as the expert in their own learning
  • Connect students with appropriate academic resources or referrals to other campus services
  • Attend monthly training and ongoing development opportunities with LAP supervisors
  • Provide regular, consistent appointments for students
  • Support the academic standards of UVic
  • Maintain the confidentiality of personal and institutional information

If Interested:

  • Provide a Cover Letter and Resume
  • Include a list of UVic courses that you are able to tutor
  • Supply three references

How to Apply:

  • Apply in Person

Centre for Accessible Learning
University of Victoria
Campus Services Building
3800 Finnerty Road

  • Apply via Email – Subject Title: Tutoring / Learning Strategist at the LAP

Notetaking Program *Please Note: Hiring typically involves a Call for Notetakers emailed directly to students registered in courses with required notes.

Notetakers give anonymous access to their lecture notes to a student registered at CAL. Notetaker responsibilities include: attend class regularly, take legible notes, provide notes for every class, and email those notes to CAL within 48 hours of the class.

Additional Information:

  • Notetakers are required to participate in mandatory training provided by the Learning Assistance Program.
  • After successful participation in this program, notetakers receive an honorarium and a letter of reference.
  • If the student requiring notes cancels their participation in the LAP Notetaking Program, you will be contacted to cancel notetaking and will receive a reduced honorarium relative to the number of class dates you have provided notes.

How to Apply:

  • Apply in Person

Centre for Accessible Learning
University of Victoria
Campus Services Building
3800 Finnerty Road

  • Apply via Email – Subject Title: Notetaking at the LAP