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Become a Science Tutor

The Student Learning Center Science Program is excited to invite applications for the Fall 2018 New Tutor Cohort! As tutors, you will support fellow science students in strengthening their grasp of science coursework and navigating the rigor of the discipline at Cal. In doing so, you will solidify your own knowledge base while honing your ability to communicate, collaborate, and contribute effectively in a dynamic and diverse learning environment.


Tutor positions are available for the following courses:

Biology 1A/1AL

✔ Chemistry 1A/1AL

✔ Chemistry 3A/3AL

✔ Chemistry 3B/3BL



✔ Attend weekly training seminar

✔ Support fellow students in Drop-in

✔ Review coursework and lecture notes

✔ Attend lecture and take notes, as assigned

✔ Assist study group and exam review facilitators, as needed



✔ Must have completed the courses(s) you wish to tutor with a B or higher

✔ Must be able to attend weekly training seminar: Tuesdays, 4-5:30PM

✔ Ability to commit 8 hours/week


Additional requirements:

✔ Strong interest in collaborative learning

✔ Strong interest in and ability to work with peers from diverse backgrounds

✔ No more than two “Incompletes”

✔ Not on academic probation

✔ Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better


The application packet includes:

SLC General Tutor Application & Science Supplemental Questions

Academic Recommendation Form (to be submitted by the recommender)


Link to application:  

Link to Faculty Recommendation Form:

If your application is selected, you will be invited to an on-site interview.


Paid positions start at $15.11/hour.


The next application review date is July 27th.