Become an SSC Tutor
The Student Success Center employs over two hundred De Anza students each year and we are always accepting applications. With the change to remote learning with are looking for students interested in joining our SSC tutoring team. Working as a tutor is a great experience: you improve your communication skills, deepen your understanding of the subject you tutor, have fun and make great friends in the process!
Interested? Please complete an application below for the SSC area where you would like to tutor.
To Be Employed as an SSC Student Tutor, You Must
- have De Anza College selected as your main campus and be registered at De Anza and/or Foothill for at least 12 units, regardless of your residency status; or you are funded by Federal Work Study or CalWorks and are enrolled in 6 or more units;
- have completed each subject you wish to tutor with a grade of B or better;
- have a recommendation from your instructor;
- have an cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
- have less than 180 FHDA attempted units prior to last term of employment.
Pay Rates and Hiring Timeline
- Beginning July 1, 2021, new SSC tutors are hired as Student Assistant II at $19.42/hour.
- For details on student employment policies and procedures, see the Financial Aid –Student Jobs webpage.
- All students working in the SSC go through the hiring process and are paid. Community (non-student) volunteers are always welcome!
- Tutors are hired on a rolling basis, with most interviews and selection taking place at the end of the quarter before hiring--please apply by week 10 of the quarter prior to beginning work or in Summer quarter for Fall.for the best chance of being hired for next quarter. Applications submitted at other times will be saved for future opportunities.
- Spring hiring is usually limited to those students who plan to be enrolled and continue tutoring into the next academic year.
- If selected as a potential tutor, an SSC staff member will contact you and schedule a Zoom interview, where you may be asked to complete a task to assess your skills.
- If you are not selected for an interview, you may not hear back, but feel free to reach out for a status update. We do keep all applications on file for future opportunities.
- Beginning Fall 2022, tutors are expected to tutor on campus during our on-campus hours, as arranged with supervisors. Zoom tutoring hours may also be available.
If You Would Like To Become a De Anza Tutor
Understand that becoming a tutor is a commitment. Most areas require a minimum of eight hours or work per week (actual hours assigned vary by area), you must complete an LRNA tutor training course during your first quarter of employment and be able to attend all on-going tutor training sessions. Please read the Training and Meetings pages carefully, and note all meeting times so you can be realistic about the time required and confirm that you are able to attend the required sessions.
- To apply to be a Writing & Reading Center tutor
- To apply to be a Listening & Speaking Center Tutor
Ask your instructor to complete the appropriate online letter of recommendation:
- To apply to be a General Subjects tutor
- To apply to be a Math/Science tutor
Online applications from the links above will be sent directly to the center. Please note that while services remain remote, email is the best way to contact us.
General Subjects Tutoring Center (Accounting, Economics, etc.)
Pablo Hernandez, Instructional Support Coordinator, ATC 304, 408.864.8852, email@example.com
Listening & Speaking Center (World Languages, Community Volunteers and Student Assistant Opportunities) Kanako Suda, Instructional Support Coordinator, ATC 313, 408.864.5385, firstname.lastname@example.org
Math, Science & Technology Resource Center For more information see https://www.deanza.edu/studentsuccess/mstrc/ and scroll down for staff contact information
Writing & Reading Center Victoria Kahler, Instructional Support Coordinator, ATC 309, 408.864.5753, email@example.com
If You Are Hired as a Tutor
- Complete an employment packet and submit to the Financial Aid office, lower floor of the Campus Center. Packets are available at the Financial Aid office or downloadable from the Financial Aid –Student Jobs webpage.
- Enroll in the appropriate tutor training course.
- Attend a New Tutor Orientation to understand our policies and procedures.
- Attend additional paid Tutor Meetings, some Friday afternoons.