Chinese Flagship hires upper-level Flagship students as tutor/TA’s for our domestic summer program as well as the fall and spring semesters. Applications are announced and accepted online.

Tutor Announcement (early August)

August 9, 2017

  • If you are interested in working as a language tutor, please send Dr. Yang an email before 5pm on Aug. 15.
    The tutor selection interviews will take place in the following two time frames:

    1. 2pm to 4pm on Aug. 16 (Wednesday)
    2. 1pm to 4pm on Aug. 21 (Monday)

    Each interview will last about 10 minutes, so when you send me an email, you must give me two possible interview times.
    The selection is based on your language proficiency levels and the program needs.
    Capstone-bound students have the priority, then the junior students.
    We have a big group of senior, capstone-bound group. So, juniors, please apply only if you are confident that your Chinese proficiency level is going to be comparable with our seniors.


Process for New Tutors
  • Once a student in selected, the text below describes the process of getting set up for payment in the UM Human Resources system.
    The text was provided by Maria Filippi, who submits your hours to payroll.

    • In order to be paid; you must fill out the New Student Worker packet (link below), that Human Resources requires.
      Modern Languages won’t be able to process your time worked until you provide the filled-out packet to Human Resources.

      This is the link – http://www.olemiss.edu/hr/_files/students/StudentEmploymentPkt.pdf

    • You will also need to provide your bank information; all pay is direct deposited into your account.
      If you do not have a bank account, Human Resources will mail your check to you.
      If you chose to have the check mailed to you; the check will get mailed out on the actual payday.
      Which means if payday is on 15th of the month, you won’t see the check on the 15th; it will take a couple of days via the post office.
    • If this link does not work for whatever reason, you can go to Human Resources website; if you go to the A-Z index directory in your “myolemiss” –
      click on H for Human Resources; go to the website; at the top of their page, you will see Students; click on it; scroll until you see “Student Employment
      Paperwork Packet; click on it; print out the packet.
    • Take the filled out packet to Human Resources, located in Howry Hall. Howry Hall is located across from Johnson Commons, next to Barr Hall.

Summer Tutoring Opportunities
  • Flagship Pre-Freshman Summer Tutors & Graders
    • Pay: $10/hr
    • Paid Hours: Usually 4 to 7 hrs, 5 days per week
    • Days: Sun – Thurs (no one wants to teach/learn on Fri. afternoon)
    • Time: 3:30~7:30pm (some tutoring may be done in the morning before 10am)
    • Other duties:

      • Must observe one hour of class every day (for which you are paid)
      • Graders: If there are not enough students to justify two full-time tutors, one TA may tutor and another may be a grader. Both are paid at the same rate, but the tutor will probably rack up more hours. Grading is ideal for someone who has a heavier course load.
    • Policies:

      • Must expect to work every day scheduled.
        For many new students, the pre-freshman summer is something to be “survived,” and you are a key component in their success.
        Because the team is generally small, no one can afford for you to be gone.
        Obviously, sickness, injury, or a family emergency are reasonable reasons to be gone, but if you plan to miss work days to go to concerts, gathering with friends, annual vacations with family, etc., then please DO NOT APPLY.
      • Taking courses: you can take classes, as long as they do not interfere with your ability to complete your job.
        Most likely, you will be able to take one course in the morning. Since you need to complete one observation hour, it’s not likely that you’ll be able to take two.
        You CAN alternate which hour of class you observe each day, although you must do your best to avoid testing hours.
        If you are a grader or are working only a few hours, which you can manage in the morning or at lunch, you may be able to take another class in the afternoon (if they are offered).
        Please understand that the priority is on the convenience of our teaching team and of the students. You should not expect them to lower their learning efficiency to fit your schedule.
        It’s not likely that you’ll be able to tutor right up to 10am, for example, because students need time to make final preparations for their daily quizzes and frequent exams.
        You may be able to find online courses.

        That being said, working for us does need to be something that you find beneficial, not just as valuable experience and a chance to invest in the next generation of Flagship students.
        If you have questions or concerns about how to make the summer worthwhile, please ask upfront.

      • You must complete your work on time and be ready to react to changing needs of students and teachers.
      • You must submit your time sheets on time or risk losing out on hard-earned pay.

  • StarTalk Summer Tutor-Counselors
    • Pay: $1,500 and 3 credits of tution (to be used in summer*)
    • Time Span: All of Summer Sessions I & 2 (late May to late July)
    • Days: Mon – Fri and weekends, when on duty, or when a cultural activity is scheduled
    • Time: 2:30~7:30pm (T-C’s attend one hour of class and help with afternoon cultural activities)
    • Other duties:

      • Must observe one hour of class every day (for which you are paid)
    • Policies:

      • Must expect to work every day scheduled.
        StarTalk is a critical time for students. It is often the make-or-break intro to Mandarin, which will determine whether they decide to study it further. For others, it is their only introduction to the Deep South, not to mention Ole Miss and Flagship. Your constant presence and mentorship are essential in giving them and their families a positive impression.
        Because the team is generally small, no one can afford for you to be gone.
        Obviously, sickness, injury, or a family emergency are reasonable reasons to be gone, but if you plan to miss work days to go to concerts, gathering with friends, annual vacations with family, etc., then please DO NOT APPLY.
      • Taking courses: you can take classes; in fact, you are encouraged to do so. However, they can not interfere with your ability to complete your job.
        Most likely, you will be able to take one course in the morning. Since you need to complete one observation hour, it’s not likely that you’ll be able to take two.
        You CAN alternate which hour of class you observe each day, although you must do your best to avoid testing hours.
        If you are a grader or are working only a few hours, which you can manage in the morning or at lunch, you may be able to take another class in the afternoon (if they are offered).
        Please understand that the priority is on the convenience of our teaching team and of the students. You should not expect them to lower their learning efficiency to fit your schedule.
        It’s not likely that you’ll be able to tutor right up to 10am, for example, because students need time to make final preparations for their daily quizzes and frequent exams.
        You may be able to find online courses.

        That being said, working for us does need to be something that you find beneficial, not just as valuable experience and a chance to invest in the next generation of Flagship students.
        If you have questions or concerns about how to make the summer worthwhile, please ask upfront.

      • You must be ready to react to changing needs of students and teachers.
      • You must be willing to work for Summer College in Summer Session I. StarTalk itself takes place in Summer Session II, but we must work with Summer College to make our programs mutually beneficial.
        Being part of Summer College means that students and T-C’s must follow their policies and attend some of their activities (like annoouncements at 5pm).
        However, in return, StarTalk has gone from a 20-person program with a maximum of 2 levels, to a program with a capacity of 30+ and plenty of room for 3 balanced levels.
        Since it is important for Summer College to have T-C’s work in both sessions, to be on the team, you must accept this condition.

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