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 Elizabeth Lopez (Interim Tutorial Coordinator) at (909) 384-8566, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Student Success Center is located in the Physical Sciences Building, Room 121.