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Become a Math & Statistics Tutor

Join the SLC Math & Statistics Program

The Student Learning Center Math & Statistics Program offers the opportunity for students to make a valuable contribution to the UCB student community while exploring current issues in higher education and honing their communication and facilitation skills. Tutors assist students with developing their problem solving skills in introductory quantitative courses and encourage them to work together to reach their academic goals. 

Tutor and study group leader positions are available for the following classesMath 32, Math 1AB, Math 10AB, Math 16AB, Math 53/54/55, Stat 2, Stat 20, Stat 21, Stat 131, Stat 134  

Pay Rates: Those without a Bachelor's degree: Individual Tutor: $15.11/hr | Group Tutor: $17.92/hr. Those with Bachelor's degree: Individual Tutor: $15.11/hr | Group Tutor: $18.75/hr

General Tutor Application Information

Step 1: Completing the Application

Applications are reviewed as they are received, and interviews are on-going. Most SLC programs begin by week three of instruction, with tutor orientations taking place as early as week two. Candidates are encouraged to submit their application materials before the second week of classes. Some positions may still be filled after these dates; check with the specific discipline area program director for details. Applications may be turned in at any point of the semester for consideration the following semester.

General applications and supplemental material, including any work samples, must be submitted together. Applicants applying for more than program must submit a separate application, along with any supplemental materials required, to the respective discipline areas.  All applicants must submit a faculty/advisor recommendation; this recommendation, however, may be submitted after the rest of the application.

Step 2: Application Review

Discipline area program director(s) will review submitted applications and schedule interviews with applicants who satisfy the minimum requirements and who meet the minimum requirements of the position.

Step 3: Interviewing, Selection, and Notification

Candidates will be contacted regarding the status of their application.  Those who are selected for interviews will be contacted by phone or e-mail to schedule their interview time.

Prerequisites and Requirements 

General SLC Requirements

The following requirements apply to all students interested in providing academic support at the Student Learning Center:

1.   Students must have received a grade of "B" or better in the course(s) they will tutor (or comparable courses) and should have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

2.   Students cannot have more than two “Incomplete” grades.

3.   Students must be in good academic standing (not on academic probation).

4.   Students agree to abide by all University and SLC Policies.

Each semester the SLC offers a number of paid positions. Employment is on a semester basis; possibility of re-hire is contingent upon satisfactory performance and SLC program needs.  Tutors are paid for their attendance at all required orientations and training meetings.

Note: Students may not be employed by the University more than 50% time during the fall or spring semester in any combination of titles.  Students may work up to 100% time during the summer (from the end of spring semester to the beginning of the fall semester) and during the winter break

Specific SLC Math/Stat Requirements

¬    Tutors must have completed Math 1AB, and at least two of the following: Math 53, Math 54, Math 55, Stat 2/20/21, or Stat 134, or equivalent. Students who have completed both Math 10A and Math 10B at UC Berkeley are also eligible to apply. 
¬    Have earned B’s or better in your lower division math and/or stat classes.
¬    Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Applicants applying for a position as a Study Group Leader will only be considered if they have had at least one semester of teaching at the collegiate level. Fill out the online application and submit a cover letter if you are interested in becoming a Study Group Leader.  For more information about Study Group Leader positions or to submit a Study Group Leader Cover Letter, email Michael Wong at mjwong@berkeley.edu.

Tutor Responsibilities and Expectations

¬   Review course materials

¬   Provide drop-in tutoring

¬   ​Attend weekly training seminar

Application for Fall 2018

Please find the link to the Fall 2018 Tutoring Program for the Math Stat Program Here:  Fall 2018 Math/Stat Program Application.

Please find the Faculty / GSI / SLC Staff Recommendation Form Here:  Faculty / Academic Advisor Recommendation Form

Drop-in Ambassador Application for Fall 2018

Drop-In Ambassadors assist the professional staff in creating a welcoming space in Math/Stat Drop-in, including greeting users, directing students to the appropriate tables, and providing service for Math 32, Math 16A, and Math 1A.  

Applicants must possess sufficient understanding of how SLC Math/Stat Drop-In tutoring works and have completed both Math 1A and Math 1B (or the equivalent). Priority is given to candidates who have completed a Math/Stat Field Studies, Adjunct, or Study Group Program.

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript to Mike Wong (mjwong@berkeley.edu, 103 Chavez) by the Friday of the first week of instructionLetters can be emailed to (mjwong@berkeley.edu), or included with your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript.  Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Application for Summer Bridge 2018

Program Description

Summer Bridge serves a diverse and global community of entering undergraduates in a holistic eight-week academic residential program. The program introduces scholars to the structure and rigor of the research university, provides them with opportunities to foster meaningful academic and social connections, and emboldens them to take ownership of their academic journey. Scholars enroll in two credit-bearing courses in addition to a seminar on Personal Wellness, and are each assigned an academic counselor and resident assistant to ensure successful transition to Cal.

Among the courses offered during the Summer Bridge Program are two precalculus courses (Math 96, Math 32, Math 1A) and an introductory statistics course (Statistics 2).  An important component of the program is the tutoring program, which promotes students to work proactively on their assignments in a collaborative environment.  While tutoring is provided throughout the entire day, the bulk of the tutoring hours are from 4 pm to 9 pm Monday thru Thursday and on Sundays.

Responsibilities

Tutor students in mathematics or statistics both individually and in groups. Meet regularly with course instructors, and attend weekly staff trainings. Tutors who are hired and trained as readers grade approximately two problem sets per week and record students’ grades on assignments, in addition to tutoring.

Qualifications

Applicants must be UC Berkeley students with a minimum grade of a B in Math 1A, Stat 20, or Stat 21, or A- in Math 16A, Stat 2, or the equivalent. Qualified applicants have excellent communication skills, and experience working successfully with students, staff, and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural, educational and linguistic backgrounds. In addition, applicants should have a nuanced understanding of the role and impact of a high-quality academic support service in ensuring success at a research university, either by providing such a service or having experienced the benefits of using such a service. Priority is given to former Bridge Scholars but all applicants will be considered!

Salary: TBA

Program Dates: TBA

Application: Coming soon

Application Deadline: TBA

Please find the Faculty/GSI/SLC Staff Recommendation Form Here:  Faculty / Academic Advisor Recommendation Form