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Become a Social Science Tutor

Become a study group facilitator

The SLC Social Science Program supports undergraduates taking courses in the social sciences at Cal. Through peer-facilitated study groups and workshops, we aim to bolster students’ confidence and ability to practice social scientific thinking and modes of inquiry. We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2018 at this time.

Positions for Fall:
✔ History 5, 7A
✔ International & Area Studies 45
✔ Political Science 1, 3, 5
✔ Psychology 1, 10 / 101
✔ Ethnic Studies 10AC
✔ Anthropology 1, 3AC
✔ Sociology 1, 3AC, 5, 101, 102

Roles & Responsibilities:
✔ Facilitate a study group (1.5-hour session, once a week) to support peers enrolled in the course.
✔ Utilize cooperative learning activities to foster a community where members actively engage in the learning process.
✔ Provide drop-in support to peers enrolled in the course.
✔ Attend weekly training seminar to explore collaborative peer pedagogy and effective facilitation strategies.
✔ Attend scheduled course lectures and complete course reading.

✔ Must have completed the course you wish to support with a "B" or higher
✔ Must be able to attend weekly training seminar: Monday 10-11:30AM
✔ Must be able to attend scheduled course lectures
✔ Strong interest in collaborative learning and methods of peer facilitation
✔ Ability to work with students from a variety of backgrounds and with a variety of learning styles
✔ Passion for the social sciences
✔ No more than two “Incomplete” grades
✔ Not on academic probation
✔ Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better

Please Note:
✔ Study group facilitators do not serve as a replacement for instructors/GSIs and thus do not directly teach or lecture.
✔ If study group attendance drops below 5 for 3 consecutive weeks, study group hours will be converted to drop-in service hours.

To apply for a study group facilitator position, please submit the following:
✔ SLC General Application & Social Science Supplemental Questionnaire

✔ A sample of your academic writing that best represents your acumen in the discipline to which you are applying
✔ A copy of your unofficial transcript
✔ Completed Faculty Recommendation Form (

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

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