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Learning Connection Scholar

Interested in working as a tutor?

Current Chabot College students can apply for a position to work as a tutor in the Learning Connection program. This is a Student Assistant employee position, and you may be working:

  • As a peer tutor in one of our labs or centers, inclduing the STEM Center, Language Center, WRAC Center, and Comm Lab;
  • As an embedded tutor in the classroom;
  • At the front desk of one of our labs or centers.

Tutors are paid an hourly rate; the current pay rate is $14.50 per hour as of January 1, 2021. As a student hired to work on-campus, tutors may work up to 20 hours per week.

Per CLPCCD policy, students may work concurrently in various offices/areas on campus; however, they may not work more than 20 hours per week total. For example, if you are working 12 hours per week in the Financial Aid office, you could work up to 8 hours week in the Learning Connection program.

What does a tutor do?

Tutors might lead study groups, provide individual/small group tutoring to students by appointment, provide drop-in tutoring basis in one of our on-campus facilities (Comm Lab, Language Center, STEM Center, LC, or WRAC Center), or work inside classrooms as embedded tutors.

Tutors assist students in improving academic achievement by meeting with them to clarify concepts and skills needed for success. Assistance might include:

  • reviewing class material,
  • discussing the text,
  • predicting test questions,
  • formulating ideas for papers, or
  • working on solutions to problems.

Learning support is a supplement to teaching, and tutors are not expected to know everything about the subject for which they provide learning support. All Learning Connection tutors are peer tutors who must be recommended by a Chabot College instructor.

Tutors are scheduled according to student demand, availability, and budget; unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a minimum number of work hours per week.

Do tutors have any additional responsibilities?

Yes! All tutors must:

  • Attend and pass required tutor training classes; fees for these classes are waived.
  • Check Canvas and your Zonemail email daily for information and notices.
  • Check the LCS Bulletin Board in the LC (rm. 108) when you are on campus for new information and announcements, in addition to checking your work schedule online each night.
  • Be punctual for all scheduled tutoring sessions or drop in hours. It is your responsibility to notify us as soon as possible if you cannot meet with your students.
  • Complete and hand in all required paperwork, including time sheets, work availability, class schedule, etc.

How do I apply?

To become a tutor, you must have the following qualifications:

  • Receive an A or B grade and a recommendation from your instructor in the course(s) you want to tutor.
  • Be responsible, dependable, and mature.
  • Be friendly, patient, and sensitive to a diversity of students.
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be a current Chabot student enrolled in a minimum of three academic units.
  • Live in California and be eligible to work in the US

You must also complete the Application and be interviewed. Some students get recommended by an instructor and are invited to apply. Other students apply directly; if you apply directly, we will follow up with your instructor for a recommendation once we receive your application.

Please see below for more information about each process and specific steps.

APPLY DIRECTLY

INSTRUCTOR RECOMMENDATION

We accept applications at any time, but please be aware that interviews takes place once a semester, typically at the very end. To apply: At the end of each semester, we invite faculty to send us recommendations for students they believe would make excellent tutors. If recommended:

 

AFTER INTERVIEWING:

Once all interviews have been completed, we send email notifications to all students who applied for a position to let them know whether or not we will be able to hire them. Email notification are sent to students' Zonemail email addresses.

If offered a position, students must complete HR hiring paperwork with a staff member (including TB test & I-9 employment eligibility verification), enroll in classes at Chabot for the upcoming semester, and enroll in the required tutor training courses before the upcoming semester begins. More information about completing HR hiring paperwork will be provided at the interview.

For questions regarding the application process please contact the Learning Connection at 510-468-7758.