ALTEC seeks a language tutor to support students at CU Boulder who are learning Spanish, including those students enrolled in the Modified Foreign Language Program.

The Modified Foreign Language Program (MFLP) offers Spanish language courses to students who demonstrate a need for curricular modifications. The MFLP serves all eligible CU Boulder baccalaureate degree-seeking students who qualify to participate in the program: students with and without diagnosed language learning disabilities, students with sustained traumatic brain injuries, students with sensory impairments and/or psychiatric diagnoses, returning veterans with medical conditions that impact language learning, and any other condition with demonstrated impact on language learning. As an MFLP tutor, you will have an opportunity to work with students who have a history of struggle in mainstream Spanish classrooms. You are not expected to prepare anything in advance, students will bring that to you based upon what they are learning in class. 

Tutors work under the supervision of one of the staff members of ALTEC and the Modified Spanish Coordinator. Tutoring is held in The HIVE @ALTEC (Hellems 159) and/or virtually via Microsoft Teams. Tutors typically work 3-7 hours per week, Monday-Friday throughout the academic year (fall and spring). Tutoring starts during the third week of the fall and spring semesters, and work hours can be adjusted to meet availability and language needs.

**This position will also be expected to work 6-8 hours per week during summer C session to support modified program students (2023 dates: June 5-July 28) 

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist students with study strategies, organization of materials, and course content comprehension 

  • Facilitate students’ learning progress by promoting a collaborative and interactive learning experience

  • Provide end-of-semester report


  • Native speaker or highly proficient in the language interested in tutoring

  • Studying at the graduate level

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

  • Respectful and professional interactions with students in a variety of media (in-person, remotely via Teams/Zoom, on the phone, and via email)

  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude


This position will be compensated $18.50 per hour and is eligible for sick leave.


Please submit the following application materials to

  • Résumé with tutoring, teaching or other applicable work experience.

  • In a separate document, please include:

    • Name, email, phone and two professional references; briefly describe work done with each

    • Nine-digit student ID number

    • Degree/Program of study 

    • Year of study and expected graduation date

    • Language skills (degree of fluency in speaking/reading/writing)

    • Current class schedule (and future if known); note any days/times not available for tutoring

    • If you hold an additional job on campus, please indicate the number of hours you work (students cannot work more than 20 hours per week between all jobs)

Graduate students with a 50% appointment who are not on an international visa may be eligible for this position with permission from their department graduate advisor.