Laney College



The Laney College Math Department employs mathematics professionals as instructors and students as tutors.

Faculty Positions

Full-time, tenure track faculty positions in the Math Department, when they become available, are advertised on the Peralta Community College District website. Full details about minimum qualifications, desirable qualifications, application procedures, and deadline dates are included on the website.

The Math Department also employs a large number of adjunct faculty members. All adjunct faculty members must have the minimum qualifications to teach community college level math courses as defined by the State of California. If you are interested in applying for an adjunct position, you should contact the Department Chair by email attaching a resume of your qualifications. You can also contact the Department Chair by phone by calling the Math Lab at 510-464-3448.

Student Tutor Positions

Working as a tutor in the Laney College Math Lab is great for students who want to master their knowledge of Algebra and Trigonometry. In addition to providing drop-in tutoring to the general Laney student population, the Math Lab also serves those Laney students enrolled in one of four self-paced classes, commonly known as “lab courses”: Math 210ABCD (Elementary Algebra), Math 211ABCD (Intermediate Algebra), and Math 220A-G (Technical Math , which includes topics in Algebra, Trig, and Geometry). If you have taken these classes and received good grades (A or B) in them, you may apply to become a tutor in the Lab.

As a tutor, you will

  • tutor math
  • give out tests and quizzes to students in the Lab (when we return to face-to-face-instruction)
  • help people who come into the lab looking for math faculty (when we return to face-to-face-instruction)
  • help students with the Math software or Canvas issues, depending on the homework systems their courses utilize
  • learn how to help students fill out the appropriate paperwork to sign up for classes, and
  • do other miscellaneous tasks, such as making copies, running errands, etc. (when we return to face-to-face-instruction)

There is a mandatory training session at the beginning of each semester to get you familiar with the duties expected of you. Also, we expect tutors to come to work on time and not to skip work when you have tests or other schoolwork of your own.

The tutors get paid the most that we are allowed to pay students here at Laney and, like any on campus job, the maximum number of hours you can work is 20 hours per week. If you work somewhere else on campus at the same time, you can only have a combined total of 20 hours per week.

To apply, pick up a Tutor Application Form in G201 when we are back on campus or email Ronald Asseko Messa at After you fill out the form, please return it to the Lab Technician (currently Ronald) via email or in the Math Lab (G201) when back on campus. The best times to apply are at the beginning or end of summer.  We usually hire people for the Fall Semester who work throughout the academic year. Occasionally we hire tutors mid-semester, but this is rare. You may apply at any time. If you apply mid-semester, it is best to check in with the Lab Tech at the end of the semester to make sure that we still have your paperwork.