Employment Opportunities at the SCAA

The CSUEB Student Center for Acadmic Assistance has a number of student employment opportunities.  Federal Work Study (FWS) eligible students are encouraged to apply:

> SCAA tutors -  Work in the SCAA and provide tutoring support for writing, math, and statistics; 
> Online tutors: There are a limited number of online tutoring opportunities in eTutoring and the SCAA OWL in math and writing;
> PLUS Leaders - Study session leaders for group tutoring for sciences;
> SCAA Reception Desk staff - Student employee positions at the reception desk.


How to become a tutor

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Do you have excellent skills in English, math, or statistics?  Are you an effective communicator who enjoys explaining and sharing information with others?  Would you like to be part of an incredible team of smart, fun, and helpful peer tutors?

Consider a part-time job as a SCAA tutor!

As a tutor, you will have an opportunity to help students by promoting their learning, to gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter you tutor, and to strengthen your communication and leadership skills. The experience looks great on your resume, too.

Duties include, but are not limited to

  • Performing individual tutoring in one or more subjects throughout the quarter in area(s) of expertise
  • Developing materials to supplement classroom curriculum as needed
  • Reviewing class assignments as they pertain to the subject matter tutored
  • Auditing classes
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Pay rates for SCAA tutors

The pay rate for SCAA tutors is $12/hour for undergraduate students and $13/hour for graduate students. SCAA receptionists' hourly starting rate is $9.00. Those eligible for federal work study may use that aid to be paid as a SCAA tutor or receptionist.

Hiring Criteria -- To become a SCAA tutor, a student must have

  • a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0
  • a cumulative GPA in subject matter tutored of at least a 3.3
  • junior or senior class standing, or permission of the SCAA Director
  • good academic standing while enrolled and employed as a SCAA tutor
  • good interpersonal communication skills
  • the ability and willingness to enroll in GS 4010, the required tutor training course, within your first two quarters of employment (any waiver of this requirement must be approved by the SCAA Director)
  • a developing knowledge of tutoring approaches, fundamentals of teaching and learning principles, and an awareness of appropriate resource materials
  • an ability to interact effectively with diverse populations in individual or small group settings
  • the ability to commit to working blocks of hours
  • good organizational skills and a commitment to helping students
  • a committment to student success and personal development

All SCAA tutors are encouraged to enroll in GS 4010, Tutoring for Learning, within one quarter of beginning employment (or enrollment in GS 4010 when it's first offered following employment start date).  Other tutor training programs (from other colleges) may satisfy this requirement. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive the CRLA Level I Tutor certification from the College Reading and Learning Association CRLA log. This certification is helpful if a student seeks employment at another CRLA certified institution and provides an internationally recognized credential.  It is also recognition of attaining a goal that is a positive element on a resume or if a tutor wishes to provide private tutoring. 

If you meet these qualifications, please drop by SCAA Reception for an application, or download a copy (SCAA application form). You may drop your completed application off at SCAA Reception area. If you have any questions or concerns, call SCAA Reception:  510 / 885-3674.

Applications must be submitted by the tenth week of the quarter preceding appointment. The number of hours available for employment of tutors will vary according to student demand.

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