Join Our Peer Staff

Overview & Logistics

Thank you for your interest in joining our 300-strong community of peer and professional educators! We seek candidates who are passionate about learning, committed to service, and eager to contribute to Cal’s academic excellence. We invite you to learn more about opportunities available and submit an application to join our dynamic learning community!

Available Positions

Positions Available

  • Course Liaison
  • Drop-in/Individual Tutor
  • Peer Coordinator/Senior Tutor
  • Pod Facilitator
  • Service Ambassador
  • Study Group Facilitator

Disciplines and Service Areas Available

  • Economics
  • Language Exchange Program
  • Math/Statistics
  • Pre-Collegiate Program
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Strategic Learning Program
  • Summer Bridge Program
  • Writing Program
  • UCFTR Program

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.

Benefits

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

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

All SLC tutors must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • No more than two “Incomplete” grades
  • Not on academic probation
  • Plus, program-specific minimum qualifications*

*Note: Please refer to program applications for details.

In addition, selected candidates are required to:

  • Attend program-specific orientation and weekly training
  • Work the minimum hours required by their positions*

*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.

Application Procedure

Materials Required

  • General Applicant Information
  • Short responses
  • Program-specific supplemental material (writing sample, assessment exercise, etc.)
  • Current academic transcript (unofficial accepted)
  • Faculty/Advisor Recommendation Form (must be submitted by the first day of service)

Process

  • Submit a separate application for each position and each program
  • Request a faculty/advisor recommendation for each position and each program (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

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.

Statement of Affirmation

The staff of the Student Learning Center hereby affirm our commitment to social justice and all of the following:

  • Serve all students with rigor and integrity, regardless of their ability, ethnicity, citizenship status, gender, political views, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation;
  • Honor and respect the humanity of all people, regardless of their ability, ethnicity, citizenship status, gender, political views, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation;
  • Condemn all acts of violence, hate crimes, and hate speech--especially against historically marginalized communities;
  • Challenge ourselves and one another to engage in conversations with whom we may disagree or differ, in hope of uniting against bigotry, prejudice, and discrimination of all people;
  • Stand in solidarity with students and members of all marginalized communities;
  • Provide a productive space for students and for ourselves to realize our collective power, greatness, and ability to impact positive change in the world;
  • Model courage by speaking up and acting against any injustice, threatening acts, or human rights violations;
  • Support efforts to heal and improve our country during this divisive and highly charged political climate and;
  • Remain committed and vigilant in order to support students in their efforts to Seek Knowledge, Locate Passion, & Change the World.

Program-Specific Applications