Tutoring Services is Seeking New Tutors for 2017-18!

Greetings from Tutoring Services!

This spring quarter, we have over 120 tutors helping us serve one-on-one tutoring requests from over 330 unique students (some with multiple requests) as well as drop-in students in biology, chemistry, physics, accounting, economics, and business technology and eLearning. We are tremendously grateful for the help of Shoreline’s faculty and staff in referring many wonderful tutors our way and providing recommendations for many of those who apply—THANK YOU! We are likely to lose half of our tutors to graduation, so we are seeking your help in encouraging qualified students to apply to become tutors and to support students’ needs for the 2017-18 academic year.

To qualify for an interview, applicants should:
• have at least a 3.5 or an instructor recommendation (forms available) in the courses to be tutored and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
• have a strong desire to help others’ learning processes with professionalism and patience!
• carefully fill out our application, including brief but thoughtful responses to the two questions at the end.

We do our best to provide tutors to students in ANY course offered at Shoreline Community College, from accounting to visual communications technology, so we are interested in tutors across the curriculum. Most recently, we have struggled to meet the student demand in areas such as business technology, geography, nursing, statistics, and a wide variety of 200-level STEM courses.

Students don’t always think of themselves as “tutor material,” so encouragement from their instructors and mentors can make a very meaningful impact. Please help us promote Tutoring Services to students you believe would excel as tutors.

Tutoring Services welcomes and encourages both domestic and international student applicants as well as qualified non-students, and we strive to employ tutors who represent the diversity of SCC’s student population. There is a hiring process for all applicants, which can take time as it moves from the initial application, to an interview, to paperwork, to HR processing and activation. Qualified domestic students who are interviewed and offered a position might start three or more weeks from their date of application. Given the month+ timeline for acquiring a social security card through completing new hire paperwork, qualified international students often have a longer wait to start actively tutoring. Because of the time this hiring process takes, we are particularly interested in those who will be able to tutor more than one quarter, but we consider all qualified applicants.

Thank you for helping us recruit a wonderful new bunch of tutors to join our team!

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