Work as a Peer Tutor at the Learning Assistance Center

Peer Tutors in the Learning Assistance Center are current CCSF students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their subject and receive on-going training on how to foster academic success in others. Peer Tutors are available for remote/virtual appointments only.

Peer Tutor Qualifications

All Peer Tutors are required to meet the minimum qualifications below:

  • Current student enrolled at CCSF for the minimum of 6 units/semester (international students need to review SHEP requirements)
  • Received an "A" or "B" in the subject.
  • A Faculty Letter of Recommendation.
  • Reliable and able to support the philosophy and mission of the Learning Assistance Center.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Ability to work well with and empower students of all backgrounds, identities and abilities.
  • May be required to take an assessment test depending on the subject.
  • Enroll in and complete Introduction to Tutoring Tutor Training Course (see semester schedule):
    • LERN 10 - one unit credit, P/NP, CSU transferable course. See Class Schedule

Additional requirements due to Covid-19 campus closures:

  • Student tutors are required to complete virtual training.
  • Student tutors must have access to a reliable computer, internet and headsets to conduct remote tutoring.
  • Student tutors must have be able to administer in a space in which they are uninterrupted and may focus on the session.
  • Please attend a virtual counter session for more information.

Peer Tutor Benefits

  • Excellent resume builder
  • Remain “on top” of your academic material
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Build your leadership skills
  • On-going professional development training and workshops (Transfer, Scholarship, Tutoring Best Practices, Communication and Diversity workshops)
  • Receive CRLA – Tutor Certification Level 1

This is a part-time position with a maximum of 15 hours per week. Pay rates are set at $15.59/hour; flexible schedule to balance responsibilities.

Apply to Be a Peer Tutor

Please note: All services are conducted online during the campus closure. Applicants must be able to complete a virtual interview process. If hired, student tutors are required to complete virtual training and must have access to a reliable computer, internet and headsets to conduct remote tutoring. Best practices on tutoring online will be covered in the tutor training course. 

Additional FWS Student Job Opportunities are available in the Learning Assistance Center. Please refer to the open positions posted in SHEP.

About our Tutor Training 


We are pleased to announce that the Learning Assistance Department's (LAD) Tutor Training Program has been approved by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) International Tutor Training Program Certification as Level 1.

Since 1989, over 1,000 college tutor training programs around the globe have received ITTPC at one or more Levels. CCSF is joining a rich history that will benefit our peer tutors and students who are seeking academic support services.

Upon completion of a minimum of 10 hours of training and 25 hours of supervised tutoring, peer tutors or staff will be CRLA Certified Level 1 Tutors through the Learning Assistance Department.