Academic Tutor

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Work type: Staff
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: Excluded, Administrative, Temporary, Time Varies

Applications are currently being accepted to establish a pool of qualified applicants. Applications for these pool positions will be accepted on a continuing basis through 2/28/2025.


Job No: 537542; 4/2/2024

Casual Worker
Academic Affairs 

Salary Range: $16 -$140/Hourly (Expected Salary: $40/Hourly)

Work Schedule: On-Call, hours to be determined; temporary appointment, expires on or before March 31, 2025; may be extended; non-exempt classification.

Essential Functions: Under the supervision of the Department Chair of Liberal Studies and Liberal Studies Professors, the Writing Tutors/ Academic Support Liaisons will work with professors teaching at the California Institution for Women (CIW) to develop academic success programs in writing, reading, or supplemental instruction related to CIW professors' assignments, readings, and in-class activities to improve their knowledge of content, academic skills, and learning skills ( e.g., how to work in groups or contribute to in-person class discussions). Writing tutors will help students to become self directed learning. Foster growth mindset. Help students develop effective reading and notetaking strategies diagnose and remedy writing problems, provide reader-based feedback, help students learn strategies for brainstorming and proofreading (pre writing), grammar and syntax, awareness of genre and audience, appropriate use of voice, organization, revision strategies and development evidence-based arguments. Support faculty in helping students to understand basic approaches to "reading in the disciplines," including reading scholarly and primary sources. Support faculty in helping students with information literacy, including how to conduct appropriate research into scholarly and primary sources. Provide support with basic computer skills such as how to use Canvas and Microsoft Word. Support faculty in helping students to engage in peer (student-to-student) mentoring sessions. Meet with faculty to coordinate tutoring support for writing, reading, research, and supplemental instruction. Tutors may have the opportunity to be involved in small-group sessions, study skills and/or writing workshops, webinars, classroom presentations, and in-class tutoring, with students and/or teaching faculty. The lead coordinator (with the LBS Chair and LBS professors) will provide training, materials, and direction for tutors. Tutors will complete mandatory training, observations, attend staff meetings, keep scheduled appointments, and conduct professional development projects every semester. Tutors conduct tutoring sessions at CIW or participate in staff meetings. Tutors should understand the role diversity plays in the tutoring process and foster inclusive environment. Issues of race, ethnicity, class, and gender are central to much of the curriculum; tutors will demonstrate culturally competent and effective in facilitating conversations around these topics.

Required Qualifications & Experience: BA degree from an accredited four-year college in an interdisciplinary, humanities, or social science field. Experience and ability supporting students in the learning process. The incumbent must have strong basic writing skills in spelling, editing, revision, writing-as-a-process; task oriented, works under pressure, lead person (self-directed); and have active listening skills. The incumbent must have the ability to foster a growth mindset; plan, organize, and monitor tutoring sessions; be patient and empathetic. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the California State University. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University employees who may apply for the position.


California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.


As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.


Desired Qualifications: MA degree from an accredited four-year college or university or higher. Experience working in an academic support/ academic success program. Experience as a writing tutor. Experience as a reading tutor ("reading apprenticeship," e.g.) Experience as a supplemental instruction tutor. Familiarity with/ experience in prison education programs.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on April 16, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.


The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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