Become a Tutor
The Tutoring Center has two recruitment periods every year: November for the following spring semester and April for the following fall semester. Tutors are chosen through a selective process based on qualifications, recommendations, and an interview with the Tutorial Coordinator. Selected tutors will be expected to register for an online training course as required. The training course, INS 10 Peer Tutor and Mentor Training is for new tutors. It is a 12-week class offered in spring and fall semesters.
Tutors at the Tutoring Center are expected to act as role models for students by regularly attending their own classes, practicing successful study habits, and maintaining a positive learning attitude
Peer Tutor Position Description
Peer tutors provide one-on-one and small group tutoring to students in the Academic Support Center (ASC) located in the Student Engagement Center, Room in SEC 154. Peer tutors support students’ learning by reviewing class material, identifying learning difficulties, formulating ideas for papers, working on solutions to problems and providing useful study skills to students that need supplemental help. Tutoring is a supplement to classroom instruction.
- Provide academic support during assigned hours.
- Be punctual, use time for academic tasks, and focus on the students’ needs.
- Prepare for tutoring sessions by reviewing any lecture notes, handouts, and/or textbook.
- Exercise professional discretion at all times. We encourage conversation with other staff to enhance tutoring skills, but you should always conduct such conversations with tact and care. Information about students should not leave the confines of the Tutoring Center.
- Maintain accurate and complete records of all tutoring sessions
- Participate in outreach activities, e.g. presenting information regarding academic support programs.
- Participate in ASC staff meetings and training workshops.
- Firm understanding of the subject/course you wish to tutor.
- Earned grade of a B or better in the class that you will be tutoring and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Possess strong organizational, interpersonal communication skills, and time management skills.
- Be able to serve as a role model for students seeking assistance.
- Obtain recommendations from at least two Mission College faculty about tutoring in the subject area of interest.
Pay and Employment
- Peer tutors’ pay is according to the Student Worker Salary Schedule issued by the district Human Resources Office. The start rate is $12.75 per hour for both individual and group tutoring.
- Job assignments could be providing tutoring in the Academic Support Center and/or embedded tutoring in a classroom setting.
- Employment as a tutor does not guarantee a minimum number of work hours, or continued employment.
Application and Hiring Process
To start the Tutor Application, download the following documents:
Instructor Recommendation form must be signed by the appropriate course instructors from the subject areas you wish to tutor.
Submit completed application materials to:
Academic Support Center, SEC-154
Tutoring Center Faculty Coordinator, Chia Green, firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruitment Closing Dates
- November 30 – for new tutors starting the following spring semester.
- April 30- for new tutors starting the following fall semester.
You will be notified about the outcome of the selection process as soon as possible. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to stop by the Academic Support Center.