Become a Science Tutor

Become a Science Tutor

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

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Fall 2019 Courses Available

  • Biology 1A/1AL
  • Chemistry 1A/1AL, 3A/3AL, 3B/3BL, 32
  • Physics 8A/8B

New Science Tutor Application

Qualifications & Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • No more than two "Incomplete" grades
  • Not on academic probation
  • Candidates specializing in the following courses must have completed both lecture and lab components (or equivalents) with a B or higher
    • Biology 1A/1AL
    • Chemistry 1A/1AL, 3A/3AL, 3B/3BL, 32
    • Physics 8A/8B
  • Candidates specializing in Chemistry 32 must have completed Chemistry 1A with a B or higher
  • Candidates specializing in Physics 8 must have completed both 8A and 8B (or equivalents) with a B or higher

Preferred Qualifications

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

Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly training seminar
  • Prepare for weekly training seminar
  • Provide drop-in support to peers
  • Assist in the preparation, support, and facilitation of exam reviews, as needed
  • Maintain course knowledge by attending weekly cluster meetings and reviewing SLC-provided course notes
  • Foster an inclusive and welcoming learning environment
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned: event planning/coordination, data entry, work performance conferences, and general program support, as appropriate

Program Requirements

  • Attend weekly training, starting week 2 of instruction
  • Commit up to 9 hours per week on average (varies by position)

*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.

Apply

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2019.

New Tutor Application* (bMail log-in required)

Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until all tutor positions are filled. Upcoming review dates: April 26th, May 6th, May 13th, May 31st, June 28th, August 9th.

*Note: Currently accepting applications for Chem 3B/3BL.
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Application Inquiries
Phone: 510-643-6090
Email: slc-science@berkeley.edu
For additional information about SLC tutor positions, visit here.

Course Liaison Application

Qualifications & Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • No more than two "Incomplete" grades
  • Not on academic probation
  • Candidates specializing in the following courses must have completed both lecture and lab components (or equivalents) with a B or higher
    • Biology 1A/1AL
    • Chemistry 1A/1AL, 3A/3AL, 3B/3BL, 32
    • Physics 8A/8B
  • Candidates specializing in Chemistry 32 must have completed Chemistry 1A with a B or higher
  • Candidates specializing in Physics 8 must have completed both 8A and 8B (or equivalents) with a B or higher

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong interest in collaborative learning models
  • Strong interest in serving the science learning community at Cal
  • Experience supporting peers with diverse backgrounds and learning styles
  • Have at least one semester of experience in the SLC Science Program

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a liaison between faculty, cluster, and program staff.
  • Attend scheduled course lectures and record notes that identify key concepts, as well as areas of student confusion.
  • Disseminate lecture notes to ensure the cluster is up-to-date on course material.
  • Support study group facilitators in designing study group worksheets and agendas that reflect course lectures.
  • Provide drop-in support to peers enrolled in the course.
  • Support exam review service format by guiding the exam review preparation process.
  • Facilitate weekly cluster meeting to engage with cluster members in keeping abreast of course material.
  • Attend weekly training seminar to explore collaborative peer pedagogy and social issues in science education.
  • Make announcements in lecture to inform students of SLC services throughout the semester.

Requirements for Selected Candidates

  • Must be able to commit up to 15 hours/week
  • Must be able to attend weekly training seminar
    • New Tutor: Tuesday 4-5:30PM
    • Continuing Tutor*: Thursday 4-5:30PM
    • Advanced Tutor**: Wednesday, 4-5PM
  • Must be able to attend weekly cluster meeting: Date and Time TBA

*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.

*Continuing Tutors (CTs) have one semester of experience in the Science Program and attend CT seminar.
**Advanced Tutors (ATs) have two or more semesters of experience in the Science Program and attend AT seminar.

Apply

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2019.

Course Liason Application* (bMail log-in required)

*Note: Candidates with at least one semester of experience in the SLC Science Program have priority consideration for these positions. Candidates with no prior experience with the Science Program must also submit a New Tutor application.

Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until all tutor positions are filled. Upcoming review dates: April 22nd, April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, May 31st, June 28th, August 9th.

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Application Inquiries
Phone: 510-643-6090
Email: slc-science@berkeley.edu
For additional information about SLC tutor positions, visit here.

Pod/Study Group Facilitator Application

Qualifications & Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • No more than two "Incomplete" grades
  • Not on academic probation
  • Candidates specializing in the following courses must have completed both lecture and lab components (or equivalents) with a B or higher
    • Biology 1A/1AL
    • Chemistry 1A/1AL, 3A/3AL, 3B/3BL, 32
  • Candidates specializing in Chemistry 32 must have completed Chemistry 1A with a B or higher

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong interest in collaborative learning models
  • Strong interest in serving the science learning community at Cal
  • Experience supporting peers with diverse backgrounds and learning styles
  • Have at least one semester of experience in the SLC Science Program

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate two weekly learning pods/study groups (2-hour sessions, once a week) to support peers enrolled in the course.
  • Collaborate with course liaison and fellow facilitators in designing weekly worksheets and agendas.
  • 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.
  • Assist in the preparation and facilitation of exam reviews.
  • Attend weekly cluster meeting to engage with other cluster members in keeping abreast of course material.
  • Attend weekly training seminar to explore collaborative peer pedagogy and effective facilitation strategies. 

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 10 for 2 consecutive weeks, study group hours will be converted to drop-in service hours.

Requirements for Selected Candidates

  • Must be able to commit up to 15 hours/week
  • Must be able to attend weekly training seminar
    • New Tutor: Tuesday 4-5:30PM
    • Continuing Tutor*: Thursday 4-5:30PM
    • Advanced Tutor**: Wednesday, 4-5PM
  • Must be able to attend weekly cluster meeting: Date and Time TBA

*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.

*Continuing Tutors (CTs) have one semester of experience in the Science Program and attend CT seminar.
**Advanced Tutors (ATs) have two or more semesters of experience in the Science Program and attend AT seminar.

Apply

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2019.

Pod/Study Group Facilitator Application* (bMail log-in required)

*Note: Candidates with at least one semester of experience in the SLC Science Program have priority consideration for these positions. Candidates with no prior experience with the Science Program must also submit a New Tutor application.

Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until all tutor positions are filled. Upcoming review dates: April 22nd, April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, May 31st, June 28th, August 9th.

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Application Inquiries
Phone: 510-643-6090
Email: slc-science@berkeley.edu
For additional information about SLC tutor positions, visit here.

Peer Coordinator Application

Qualifications & Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • No more than two "Incomplete" grades
  • Not on academic probation
  • Pursuing a science major

Preferred Qualifications

  • Have at least one semester of experience in the SLC Science Program
  • Strong communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Strong interest in serving the science learning community at Cal
  • Experience supporting peers with diverse backgrounds and learning styles
  • Desire to grow as a science learner and professional

Responsibilities

  • Publish the weekly drop-in schedule and drop-in ambassador assignments
  • Support with program outreach, data entry, and other administrative tasks
  • Check in on weekly cluster meetings
  • Assist with coordinating exam reviews and support occasional weekend sessions
  • Support with maintaining the Drop-in Area
  • Support occasional weekend exam reviews
  • Attend weekly training seminar to explore collaborative peer pedagogy and effective facilitation strategies

Requirements for Selected Candidates

  • Must be able to attend weekly training seminar
    • New Tutor: Tuesday 4-5:30PM
    • Continuing Tutor*: Thursday 4-5:30PM
    • Advanced Tutor**: Wednesday, 4-5PM
  • Must be able to commit 10 hours/week (up to 18 hours during exam weeks)

*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.

*Continuing Tutors (CTs) have one semester of experience in the Science Program and attend CT seminar.
**Advanced Tutors (ATs) have two or more semesters of experience in the Science Program and attend AT seminar.

Apply

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2019.

Peer Coordinator Application* (bMail log-in required)

*Note: Candidates with at least one semester of experience in the SLC Science Program have priority consideration for these positions. Candidates with no prior experience with the Science Program must also submit a New Tutor application.

Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until all tutor positions are filled. Upcoming review dates: April 22nd, April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, May 31st, June 28th, August 9th.

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Application Inquiries
Phone: 510-643-6090
Email: slc-science@berkeley.edu
For additional information about SLC tutor positions, visit here.