Student Employment Opportunities
tutors assist students in the EWC, and all must have a good command
of the English language. Various tutoring opportunities to
work in the EWC exist. As such, qualifications vary.
Some tutors must have an excellent “customer service” attitude to
direct students to services, and a background in courses offered
through CSIS or BOT classes will serve those tutors well.
On the other hand, some tutors must have a high proficiency in
writing, having completed English 120 with an "A" or a "B." However,
tutors who are enrolled in or have completed English 124 are
preferred. A recommendation from an English instructor may be
employment should expect an initial interview. The interview
may consist of oral questions,
an editing sample, and a writing sample, all of which are completed
at the initial interview. A second interview may be scheduled.
After the interview(s), if the applicant is hired, the new
tutor fills out and submits a Grossmont College hire
packet. With the hire packet, the new tutor must also submit proof of eligibility to
work on campus. Finally, the applicant may be required to
fulfill other employment requirements.
Tutor training is
tailored to specific job duties and may be rigorous. For example,
some tutors may engage in approximately 10-12 hours of
training under the guidance of the EWC’s Learning Center Specialist.
The training consists of various assignments focusing heavily on the
basics of grammar and punctuation as well as the essay
structure--areas in which tutors regularly help students.
Prospective tutors are encouraged to call the Learning Center
Specialist, Cynthia Koether, (619) 644-7516 in the EWC or call Cathy
Harvey, (619) 644-7494.