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Tutor, 2024-2025

The Tutor applications are now open for AY 2024-2025.

The app deadline is February 19th at 11:59PM. 

APPLY HERE for Physics


APPLY HERE for Chemistry

APPLY HERE for Writing

Please contact with any questions or concerns. We look forward to reviewing your application!


Job Description 2024-25

Residential Life provides quality academic support for residential students and abundant opportunities for positive peer interaction through academic advising, tutoring, faculty interaction, technology, and programming. These services are supported by Academic Centers that are located throughout the residential communities. The student staff provides direct assistance to residents as well as creative programming to address students’ needs and are supervised and trained by full time, professional staff. All programs and services are evaluated by residents on a regular basis to ensure that the Centers are a dynamic and relevant part of the learning communities in the residence halls.

Tutors provide drop-in, individual tutorial services for students living in UC Berkeley’s residence halls and offer in-person and online tutoring. Tutors are required to work three or four shifts per week (depending on coverage needs), which includes at least two in-person tutoring shifts. During regularly scheduled evening shifts, a team of Residential Tutors assist residents with their coursework and assignments with the goal of developing academic skills that will enable students to succeed throughout their years at UC Berkeley. Tutors are expected to work in one of the following four subject areas:  Chemistry (1A, 3A, 3B) Math (1A, 1B, 16A, 16B, 32, 53, 54) Physics (7A, 7B, 8A, 8B), or Writing (all undergraduate writing). Tutors are required to attend in-person bi-weekly staff meetings on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-7:45pm. In addition to providing assistance during drop-in tutoring, Tutors also represent the program at events,  such as GBO, Cal Day, and dining commons tabling, and develop and facilitate midterm and final exam review sessions. The duties of the Tutor are carried out under the mentorship of a Lead Tutor and the supervision of the Residential Academic Success Specialist.


Essential Duties

Tutoring (65%)

  • Assist students with problem sets, papers, and other subject-related coursework.  Discuss difficult concepts and provide new approaches to understanding them.
  • Listen actively to students and provide clear explanations.
  • Create a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.  Be approachable and willing to help students.  Show enthusiasm for tutoring and the subject matter.
  • Introduce residents to study strategies and skills, which will assist them with their coursework.
  • Prioritize working with students individually, and encourage and facilitate students studying together.
  • Provide drop-in tutorial services, over Zoom and in-person within residence halls, in a timely manner, beginning and ending on time.


Training and Support (20%)

  • Participate in mandatory training. Fall and spring training dates are listed under “Terms of Employment”
  • Prepare for and attend mandatory bi-weekly, in-person tutor meetings on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-7:45pm during the academic year.
  • Participate in self-evaluations and peer observations of other tutors.
  • Meet individually with the Lead Tutor and Residential Academic Success Specialist at least once per semester.


Administrative Responsibilities (5%)

  • Check and respond to emails and Slack messages at least once a day.
  • Address all concerns with Lead Tutor and/or Residential Academic Success Specialist.
  • Follow through on supervisor requests in a timely manner.  Submit timesheets, transcripts, etc. by set deadlines.
  • Actively participate in tutor recruitment.
  • Seek formal and informal feedback on your performance from students. Complete end-of-semester performance evaluation processes.
  • Maintain an orderly environment during tutoring sessions, review sessions, and in the Academic Programs Office.


Tutoring Preparation (5%)

  • Maintain and increase knowledge in your subject area by reading course materials, such as textbooks, handouts, and web pages.
  • Prepare outlines and materials for academic programs and review sessions.


Programming (5%)

  • Help students prepare for exams by offering pre-exam review sessions and extended hours as necessary.
  • Assist in facilitating at least one review session per semester.


Additional Duties

  • Participate in Residential Education activities as assigned by the Residential Academic Success Specialist.
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications Minimum

  • Current, full-time student at time of employment (undergraduate or graduate)
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (we do not round up)
  • Minimum grades of “A’s” and “B’s” in subject area of tutoring
  • Demonstrated excellence in lower-division courses relevant to tutoring discipline



  • Strong customer service skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to communicate effectively, maintain cooperative peer relationships, be a supportive and dependable team member, attend to detail, and interact with tutees in a friendly and approachable manner


Terms of Employment

    • The tutor will be compensated at a rate of $19.57/hr and is expected to work 8-­10 hours per week during the duration of employment.
    • The Tutor is expected to follow residence hall policies and procedures during all work shifts. Failure to serve as a positive role model may result in personnel action up to and including dismissal.
    • Each tutor must attend at least two in-person shifts per week and between three to four shifts per week total, and they are expected to work during some evenings, weekends, and holidays.
    • Must have access to a computer with internet access and a camera to be turned on during tutoring sessions, staff meetings, and trainings.
    • Active participation in staff training as well as on-going system-wide and area staff in-service training programs.
    • Mandatory in-person training dates:
    •  Tuesday, August 20th to Friday, August 23rd, 2024 (10:00am-5:00pm PST every day)
  • Additional mandatory staff meeting hours are bi-weekly staff meetings on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-7:45pm and will take place primarily online but occasionally in person.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory job performance evaluation by the supervisor. Satisfactory job performance evaluation is defined as meeting expectations as defined by the job evaluation in all areas of the job description.



  • Maintain positive working relationships with fellow Residential Life Staff, as well as Residential and Student Services staff members.
  • Do not allow access to non-tutoring staff to the Academic Programs Office. Do not duplicate or loan keys to unauthorized persons
  • Adhere to all crisis, evaluation, and emergency response procedures.
  • Be responsible with special staff privileges (i.e. use of office, tutoring supplies, keys, office equipment, etc).
  • Maintain confidentiality and objectivity in all matters related to students and staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Residential Academic Success Specialist.
  • Do not multitask during meetings (in-person & Zoom) & tutoring sessions


Nondiscrimination Policy Statement for University of California

The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services.  The University also prohibits sexual harassment.  This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.  Inquiries regarding the University’s student-related nondiscrimination policies may be directed as follows: Sex discrimination and access: ADA/504 Compliance Office, (510) 643-5116 (voice or TTY/TDD); age discrimination: Age Discrimination Act Coordinator, (510) 642-8471.  Other inquiries may be directed to the Academic Compliance Officer, 200 California Hall #1500, (510) 642-2795.

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Provides health and safety training, guidance on safe work practices, provides proper equipment, observes work practices and correct methods, and investigates accidents. Works in a safe and responsible manner while not putting self or others at risk. This includes complying with applicable policies and regulations; using personal safety gear; observing warning signs; learning about potential hazards; and reporting unsafe conditions.