Work at the AEC

The Academic Enhancement Center employs 100+ URI students as tutors, peer consultants, and receptionists across our three program areas. Students who work at the AEC gain professional experience working with others in a collaborative, dynamic academic setting centered on student learning, growth, and success. AEC student employees build skills in teaching, customer service, problem-solving, teamwork, and interpersonal communication. Upon hiring, the AEC provides on-the-job training, as well as continued professional development, mentorship, and leadership opportunities.


STEM & Business Tutor

STEM Tutors provide content-specific tutorial support for undergraduate students enrolled in courses such as Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, Statistics, and more. Business Tutors provide support for undergraduate BUS courses such as Business Analytics, Accounting, and Economics.

Undergraduate Writing Center

Peer Writing Consultant

Writing Consultants provide writing support to undergraduate students from all disciplines seeking assistance with their academic writing assignments. Consultants work closely with students at all stages of the writing process to: help them develop their writing skills, provide feedback on their writing, and offer guidance on how to improve their overall writing performance.

Staff Contact: Heather Price (


Academic Skills Development

Peer Academic Consultant

Peer Academic Consultants assist instructors in the one-credit UCS 160: Success in Higher Education and UCS 161: Becoming a More Self-directed Learner courses, and provide appointment-based 1-1 support for undergraduate students seeking help with planning, time management and study skills development. 

Staff Contact: David Hayes (


Student receptionists provide front desk leadership and quality customer service to AEC visitors and callers at three locations on campus: Roosevelt Hall 4th floor, the Undergraduate Writing Center in Roosevelt 009, and the AEC Drop-In Center in the Library. The role is important, as it often serves as the first point of contact for students seeking academic support in any of the three AEC program areas: STEM & Business Tutoring, the Undergraduate Writing Center, and Academic Skills Development. 

AEC Receptionist (Roosevelt 4th Floor/Library Drop-In Center)


AEC Receptionist (Undergraduate Writing Center)

Staff Contact: Heather Price (