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Become a Writing Tutor

Join the SLC Writing Program!

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

Positions Available

Positions Available

✔ Writing Tutor

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation

✔ Positions start at $15.57/hour*

*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 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
✔ Must have fulfilled R&C requirement
✔ Satisfactory completion of application

Preferred Qualifications

✔ Passion for writing and the learning process
✔ Desire to grow as a writer and budding professional
✔ Strong interest in collaborative learning models
✔ Strong interest in serving the writing community at Cal
✔ Willingness to engage in reflective practice
✔ Experience working with peers from diverse backgrounds and learning styles
✔ Strong understanding of US college writing conventions

Program Requirements for Selected Candidates

✔ Attend weekly seminar, scheduled for Wednesdays 4-6PM, starting week 2 of instruction
✔ Commit up to 7 hours per week*

*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 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
✔ Provide individual and/or group tutoring
✔ Foster an inclusive and welcoming learning environment
✔ Perform other tasks as assigned: Observations of the services, meeting with more experienced tutors, work performance conference(s), event planning/coordination, data entry, workshop facilitation and preparation, presentations, and support for professional staff, as needed

Application Procedure

Materials Required

✔ General Applicant Information
✔ Short responses
✔ A writing sample from a university-level course or equivalent (research paper preferred)
✔ Current academic transcript (unofficial copy accepted); please include verification that you satisfied the R&C requirement
✔ Faculty/Advisor Recommendation Form (must be submitted by the end of the third week of instruction or your first day of work, whichever comes first)

Process

✔ Submit a complete application
✔ Request a faculty/advisor recommendation (must be submitted by the end of the third week of instruction or your first day of work, whichever comes first)
✔ 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

Writing Tutor Application (bMail log-in required) 
Faculty/Advisor Recommendation Form

Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until all tutor positions are filled. Upcoming review date(s): Our Fall 2019 Cohort has been filled. Please check back after week 10 for openings in our Spring 2020 cohort. 

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Application Inquiries

Email: slcwritingprg@berkeley.edu
For additional information about SLC tutor positions, visit: https://slc.berkeley.edu/become-tutor