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Academic Programs & Services

Academic Programs & Services

Interdisciplinary Resources for Transfer Students

The SLC’s Interdisciplinary Resources for Transfer Students works to promote research readiness and assist students with the shifting academic demands of upper division course work such as research methods and writing towards a research concentration.

International Student Program

The SLC International Student Program co-facilitates new and existing academic support services to optimize the learning experiences of international students. We also provide cultural competency training for professional and student staff working with international students at the SLC and across campus. In concert with the SLC team and in collaboration with other campus partners, our staff supports and advocates for the specific and evolving needs of international students.  

Math and Statistics

Professional staff and trained, accomplished undergraduates offer structured, engaging learning support to help you succeed and thrive in your quantitative courses.

Science

The SLC Science Program offers support for many Science classes. Students are encouraged to work together to achieve academic success.

Social Sciences

The Social Science Program supports the efforts of students taking courses in and/or pursuing majors in the Social Sciences. The program strives to create a community of scholars who work together to master the demands of a given discipline and support each other in achieving their academic goals.

Strategies for Success

Our staff can help students like you achieve academic success at Berkeley while maintaining health, balance, and well-being. You can expect guidance in the following areas: Time Management & Procrastination, Motivation & Goal-setting, Effective Reading Strategies, and more.

Undergraduate Course Facilitator Training & Resources (UCFTR)

The Undergraduate Course Facilitator Training & Resources (UCFTR) office offers pedagogical support and training to Cal undergraduates interested in or currently facilitating DeCals or other student-initiated courses.

Writing

The SLC Writing Program works under the assumption that all writers, regardless of their experience and abilities, benefit from informed, individualized, and personal feedback on their writing.  Our professional educators and trained peer tutors work with writers engaged in any stage of the writing process...

Become a Tutor

Become a Tutor | Part 1

SLC | Jobs, Field Studies, Service Opportunities

In preparing for future careers or graduate/professional school, students hone their leadership skills by joining the SLC. Tutors, mentors, and instructors participate in intensive weekly training, network with staff and faculty across campus, and gain pre-professional teaching experience. In this way, the SLC has cultivated leaders and served the campus for over 30 years.

Requirements & Restrictions

Become a Tutor | Part 2

Tutoring for Credit and Auditors/Service Opportunities

The SLC offers opportunities for students to explore current issues and theoretical frameworks in education while developing practical teaching skills and making a valuable contribution to the UCB student community.  Students accepted into SLC Tutoring Courses, whether enrolled for credit or participating non-credit, all participate in weekly seminars which introduce students to educational theory and pedagogy, explore current issues in the field and provide structured means for students to reflect upon and analyze their SLC tutoring or teaching experience. The format and number of hours of direct work with students varies according to the number of units taken (3 hrs/unit), and is established by agreement with the Program Coordinator at the time of admission into the course.  Those wishing to participate as Field Studies students without receiving credit participate fully in all aspects and requirements of the course.  Through the SLC’s arrangements with a various academic departments, we offer the following options for students:

  • Education 97/197 (Field Studies) Courses (available for Math/Stat, Other Voices, Science, Social Sciences, Study Strategies & Writing)  This option is best for students who are completing or considering a Minor in Education.  Students with fewer than 60 units enroll in Education 97; upper-division students (60 or more units) enroll in Education 197. A total of 3 units satisfies the Field Studies requirement for the Education Minor.
  • Departmental 300-Series (Pedagogy) Courses(available for Math, Chemistry & Writing) This option may be best for students intending to pursue teaching within their discipline.  Sophomore standing or higher is required.

NB: These courses may be repeated for credit; please consult with your college advisor for details specific to your course of study.

Become a Tutor | Part 3

Tutoring for Pay

Each semester the SLC has a limited number of paid positions available, dependent on programmatic needs.  Paid positions are competitive, and successful candidates generally have relevant prior experience and/or training.  Employment is on a semester basis; possibility of re-hire is contingent upon satisfactory performance and SLC programmatic needs.  Tutors are paid for their attendance at all required Orientations and Training meetings. 

Working as a tutor at the SLC when I was a junior at Berkeley helped me to become a better writer. It was also my first introduction to the profound pleasure of the pedagogic moment, when two people are thinking through ideas together.

Professor Colleen Lye
Department of English,
U.C. Berkeley

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