Student Employment Opportunities
Applying to be an
English Skills Peer Tutor:
Prospective tutors who
have a high proficiency in writing are encouraged to apply to be an
English Skills Peer Tutor in the English Writing Center. The minimum
requirement is for students to have completed at least English 120
(at Grossmont College or have completed an equivalent course at another
college) with an “A” or “B.” In addition, prospective tutors must
also have completed English 124 OR be presently
enrolled in English 124 during the semester for which
employment is being sought. A recommendation from an English
instructor is highly encouraged.
Skill Peer Tutors are encouraged to call the Learning Center
Specialist, Cynthia Koether, (619) 644-7516 in the EWC or call Cathy
Harvey, (619) 644-7494.
The interview process
and training are rigorous. The interview consists 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.
If an applicant is
hired, the new tutor fills out and submits a Grossmont College hire
packet; in addition, the new tutor submits proof of eligibility to
work on campus. The tutor then engages in approximately 15 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.
to be a Computer Tutor:
Most computer tutor positions are filled during Week One of each
ideal computer tutor has completed some CSIS or BOT classes related
to computer operation and Microsoft Office. Also, computer tutors
must have a good command of the English language and have a
“customer service” attitude. The EWC is a place for students to find
help, so computer tutors will regularly respond to requests and
inquiries made by students.
Prospective computer tutors are encouraged to call the Learning
Center Specialist, Cynthia Koether, (619) 644-7516 in the EWC or call
Cathy Harvey, (619) 644-7494. An interview will be scheduled if
there are any openings.
If an applicant
is hired, the new tutor fills out and submits a Grossmont College
hire packet; in addition, the new tutor submits proof of eligibility
to work on campus. The new computer tutor then engages in several
hours of training.