Working as a tutor is a great experience for you to improve your communication skills, deepen your understanding of the subject you tutor, and help other students succeed academically.

 To Be a Tutor, You Must:

  • Have completed each subject you wish to tutor with a grade of B or better
  • Submit a completed application
  • Enroll and complete CSS 168 (for credit) or CSS 768 (non-credit)

To Apply:

1. Complete a Student Success Center Tutor Application

(Choose the correct application below)
  • If you are enrolled in 6 or more units at Cuesta College CLICK HERE TO APPLY
    • Application requires: a faculty recommendation (that's embedded into the application) and unofficial transcripts to be uploaded
  • If you are enrolled in less than 6 units or do not plan to take classes at Cuesta College CLICK HERE TO APPLY
    • Application requires: a resume, unofficial transcripts and a faculty recommendation

(Contact siboney_guardado@cuesta.edu for questions)

2. Job Interview

3. Enroll in CSS 168 or CSS 768- Tutor Training Course

 

General Description of Duties:

  • Tutors are expected to successfully complete course, CSS 168- Tutoring Training
  • Be prepared, present and punctual for your scheduled tutoring hours
  • Be knowledgeable about academic resources available in the Center and on campus
  • Tutor students in a small-group, drop-in, or classroom tutoring (embedded tutoring) to give learning assistance
  • Work with students on an individual basis to enhance deeper learning of a subject
  • Assist students in improving academic achievement by promoting active learning and study skills.
  • Exhibit a positive welcoming attitude
  • Assist with other Student Success Center tasks and projects when needed
  • Demonstrate a commitment to student success in coursework
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully
  • Work productively with students and staff from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Demonstrate the learning process, show alternative methods of completing work, and encourage practice opportunities
  • Use the computer, including the Internet and some online platforms, for tutoring
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Encourage students to provide feedback via tutor evaluation forms
  • Follow guidelines and duties outlined by the college and the Student Success Center Supervisor