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Become a Tutor

How to Become a Tutor

Those who become tutors are often surprised to realize that they gain more from the experience than just a paycheck. In addition to drawing a salary, tutors strengthen their interpersonal and coaching skills, reinforce their academic knowledge, and gain the satisfaction of knowing that they are making a significant difference in the lives of their fellow students!

When selecting a tutor for our staff, we look for both academic and interpersonal skills. Specifically, in order to be hired as a tutor:

  • An instructor must recommend you for the position based on your performance in his/her class;
  • You must be enrolled in at least 6 units at the college;
  • You must have earned an overall college grade point average of at least 3.0, and a GPA of 3.5 in the subject tutored;
  • You must demonstrate during your interview that you have excellent communication skills;
  • There must be enough of a demand for the subject(s) you are able to tutor to warrant having you on staff.

Once hired, we will do our best to work with you to develop a schedule that will meet your needs as well as those of the students you will be tutoring. You will also be required to complete a one-unit training course, ACAD 010 (Tutor Training). For more information about becoming a tutor, contact Rose King (Tutorial Coordinator) at (909) 384-8566, or e-mail her at rking@sbccd.cc.ca.us.  The Student Success Center is located in the Physical Sciences Building, Room 121.