Become a peer tutor at Laney

Become A Peer Tutor

Now Hiring Peer Tutors At Laney

Learning Center Tutors & Embedded Course Tutors:

  • In-person and online positions available.
  • 8-10 hours/week, possibly more depending on student availability and learning center needs.
  • Entry level position $16.50/hour.
  • Training and support from college faculty.
  • Potential tutors must be enrolled in at least one class, non-credit included, at the Peralta colleges.
  • Multiple subjects available.
  • Tutors with a B or A grade in the subject are encouraged to apply.
  • Faculty recommendations welcomed.

What steps do I take to become a tutor?

  1. Be enrolled in at least one class (non-credit included) at the Peralta colleges, have a “B” or better in the subject you want to tutor or a faculty recommendation.
  2. Complete this linked tutor interest form.
  3. Email the Tutoring Manager to set up an appointment for an informal interview and to answer any questions you have about the opportunity: Jennifer Gerry,

For assistance with resumes and employment on campus and beyond, contact the Employment Services Center.

Why Become a Peer Tutor?

Our tutors have tremendous success with transfer to 4 year universities. Tutoring faculty and staff are knowledgable in the transfer process and can connect tutors with support networks and services that are found on and off campus.

All tutors receive training in tutoring techniques, collaborative study strategies, and culturally responsive strategies to support student success. Tutors work closely with faculty and staff members across disciplines and many tutors find that tutoring opens the door to more professional work and letters of recommendation.

Tutors can fit their work around their class schedules. Tutors may work in learning labs across campus, in the classroom with an instructor, or a mixture of both. Tutors can work up to 20 hours per week for the Peralta colleges.

Helping other students in the learning processes will challenge you to find new ways to explain and conceptualize concepts your discipline. This will help to build an even stronger foundation in your subject.

Helping others can be very rewarding work! Through tutoring you can gain confidence in explaining concepts while also exercising social and interpersonal skills like empathy and compassion as you get to know Laney college students, and the challenges that they might encounter. Tutors are equipped with knowledge about services offered by the college and our team provides a robust training to ensure that tutors take a well rounded approach that supports students’ academics with an attention to potential barriers and pathways to access.

The job pays $15.97 an hour, and most tutors start out working 3-4 hours a week, though you can work up to 20 hours/week if your availability permits.