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Become a Social Science Tutor

Join the SLC Social Science Program!

Thank you for your interest in joining the SLC Social Science Program! Please expand below to explore opportunities available and submit an application to join us today.

Positions Available

✔  We are now accepting Study Group Facilitator applications for Fall 2019!

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation

✔ Positions start at $15.57/hour*

*NoteStudents 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 and during the winter break. 

Working as a tutor allows you to:

✔ Deepen your subject-matter knowledge
✔ Contribute to Cal’s culture of service and academic excellence
✔ Enhance your ability to work collaboratively
✔ Bolster your ability to communicate and thrive in a multicultural environment
✔ Expand your social and professional connections
✔ Become part of a diverse, dynamic, and inclusive learning culture

Qualifications, Requirements & Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

✔ Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
✔ No more than two “Incomplete” grades
✔ Not on academic probation
✔ Completion of the course you seek to support with at least a B
✔ Satisfactory completion of application

Preferred Qualifications

✔ Passion for social science and the learning process
✔ Desire to grow as a social scientist and budding professional
✔ Strong interest in collaborative learning models
✔ Strong interest in serving the social science learning community at Cal
✔ Willingness to engage in reflective practice
✔ Experience working with peers from diverse backgrounds and learning styles

Program Requirements for Selected Candidates

✔ Attend weekly seminar, scheduled for Wednesdays 2-4PM
✔ Commit up to 14.5 hours per week*

*NoteStudents 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 and during the winter break. Moreover, if study group attendance drops below 4 for two consecutive weeks, study group hours will be converted to drop-in hours. 

Responsibilities 

✔ Attend weekly seminar 
✔ Prepare for weekly seminar
✔ Attend lecture and prepare for study group
✔ Facilitate 1-2 study groups for the same course*
✔ Provide individual and/or group tutoring
✔ Foster an inclusive and welcoming learning environment
✔ Perform other tasks as assigned: Event planning/coordination, data entry, workshop preparation & facilitation, work performance conferences, and general program support, as appropriate

Note: If study group attendance drops below 4 for two consecutive weeks, study group hours will be converted to drop-in hours. 

Application Procedure

Materials Required

✔ General Applicant Information
✔ Short responses
✔ A writing sample from a social science course (research paper preferred)
✔ Current academic transcript (unofficial copy accepted)
✔ Faculty/Advisor Recommendation Form (must be submitted by the first day of service)

Process

✔ Submit a complete application
✔ Request a faculty/advisor recommendation (must be submitted by the first day of service)
✔ Candidates who submit a complete application and who satisfy the minimum qualifications and program requirements will be invited for an interview
✔ Candidates are notified of the results of their applications in writing within three weeks of their interviews

Deadline

✔ Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 

Statement of Non-Discrimination

SLC Statement of Non-Discrimination

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, age, marital status, or service in the uniformed services. This nondiscrimination policy covers all matters related to hiring and service. Click here for the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy.

SLC Statement of Affirmation

In addition to our commitment to a non-discriminatory and equitable workplace, the SLC seeks to provide all students and members of the Cal community with a respectful and inclusive learning environment conducive to growth and discovery. Click here to read more.   

Apply Here

✔ Study Group Facilitator Application (bMail log-in required)
✔ Faculty/Advisor Recommendation Form (bMail log-in required)

Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until all tutor positions are filled. Upcoming review dates are 4/30, 5/3 and 5/6!

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Application Inquiries
Phone: 510-643-1595
Email: slc-sosci@berkeley.edu
For additional information about SLC tutor positions, visit: https://slc.berkeley.edu/become-tutor