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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 and Restrictions

These requirements apply to all students conducting academic support within the Student Learning Center, whether paid, enrolled in credit-bearing programs, or participating as auditors: 

  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.

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.

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.

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.

Click below for more information about specific opportunities within each of the following areas

Become an Economics Tutor

Become an Interdisciplinary Resources for Transfer Student (IRTS) Program Tutor

Become a Mathematics/Statistics Tutor

Become a Science Tutor

Become a Social Science Tutor

Become a Strategies for Success Peer Mentor

Become a Writing Tutor