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Learning Support Services
221 Academic Resources Center (ARCenter)
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Phone: 831.459.4333
Fax: 831.459.3047
Office Hours:
M-F 9:00am-6:00pm

Learning Support Services Student Jobs

    Spring 2014 MSI Learning Assistant (Job # 0527)

  • BIOE 20B*

    Spring 2014 Open Tutor Positions (Job # 0527)

  • AMS 7, 131
  • BIOE 133, 148
  • BIOL 80A, 105L, 111B
  • CHEM 108M, 163C
  • CMPS 5P, 102, 111
  • FILM 134A
  • HIS 44
  • OCEA 130
  • STARS W.R.I.T.E Mentor specific with Science Writing

    Student Office Assistant (Job # 0529)

  • This position is currently closed

How to Apply

If you are interested in any of these jobs, go to the UCSC Career Center's Employee Request System and apply to the job # listed above. For MSI/Tutor/Writing Assistant positions, please also read the job descriptions below

The tutor and MSI positions are both work-study and non work-study.

For applicants interested in Writing:

General Writing Assistant Application
STARS WRITE Mentor Application

Basic Job Qualifications for MSI Learning Assistant/Tutors/Writing Assistants

Job Descriptions and qualifications: There are basic requirements that apply to all positions. There are also specific requirements for each position. Please be sure to thoroughly read all of the requirements for the job(s) you are interested in.

ALL jobs:

  • You must have taken the course before and done well in it (B or better if you took a letter grade or, if it's a math course you need to have taken it OR tested out of it, or unless other qualifications are listed above).
  • You must be in good academic standing as determined by your college.
  • You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • You must participate in the LSS Tutor Training Program, which includes:
    • Logistics Meeting:
      • MSI: Sunday, January 5th (time TBA)
      • Other Positions: Day/Time TBA
    • Training Meeting on Friday 1/10 from 5-7pm or Sat 1/11 9:00-11:00 (exact day will depend on position)
    • Enroll in 2 Unit Tutor Training Class (EDUC 96): Wednesday evenings during winter quarter from 5:00-6:45PM
  • You must be enrolled as a UCSC student.
  • You must get a recommendation from a faculty member in the discipline you will be working in.
    • Please request this only if you are selected for an interview.

Math 2/3 MSI Learning Assistant

  • The position requires 14-16 hours every week
  • You must attend lecture (course lecture must fit with schedule)
  • You must hold assigned sessions, 10-12 students (5.25 -7 hours per week)
  • Weeks of exam hold extra study sessions for your students
  • Weekly meetings with the instructor (time TBA)
  • Weekly meetings with the LSS staff (time TBA)

Additional requirements to be an MSI Math 2/3 Learning Assistant are:

  • You must have taken through Math 11B/19B and received B in all course work leading up to that course, If you took courses at a Community college show B or better work in Math courses at UCSC

Math 2 Academic Coach

  • The position requires 8-12 hours every week
  • You must hold three 1.25 hour assigned group coaching sessions, 4 students per session (3.75 hrs. per week)
  • Weekly follow-up emails with students (1-2 hours)
  • Weeks of exam hold extra study sessions for your students (4.5 hours)
  • Weekly meeting with the instructor (time TBA)
  • One hour per week of preparation time

Additional requirements to be an MSI Math 2 Academic Coach are:

  • You must have taken through Math 11A/19A and received B in all coursework leading up to that course

OR

  • An additional Math-based course beyond Math 3 (i.e. most stats courses, etc.)

Ideal candidates have taken MATH 3 (Pre-calculus) at UCSC or another college.

MSI Learning Assistant for a specific course:

  • The position requires 8-10 hours every week
  • You must attend lecture (course lecture must fit with schedule)
  • Hold 3 or 4, 1.25 hour long sections each week
  • Hold study sessions during exam weeks as needed
  • Attend weekly TA meetings if asked to do so

*MSI consists of peer-led study groups limited to 12 students, and attendance is completely voluntary. During the MSI sessions, you help the students work together to understand class material. You, as the learning assistant, are NOT expected to present new material or to lecture to the students. We attach MSI to classes that are challenging for students. Frequently, those are classes with a no-pass rate of 20% or above.

Subject Specific Tutoring:

  • The position requires 5-6 hours per week (possibly more if you are assigned to more than one class)
  • Tutors do not attend lecture
    • Preparation for sessions is done on own time (paid up to 1 hour per week if you have at least three students signed up to work with you)
  • Tutoring is either individual ($13.49 per hour) or small groups, up to 4 students ($18.15 per hour)

*During the tutoring sessions, you work with the student(s) to understand the material. Students sign into the online sessions you have posted and group facilitation begins once students sign up.
Applicants who can either support both upper and lower-division courses or multiple courses across multiple disciplines will have hiring preference.

Drop-in Math Tutor Position

  • In this position you will be working with students on an individual basis in the following Math courses: Math 2,3,11A,11B,19A,19B,22,23A,23B
  • This position requires 5 hours a week (4 hours shift + 1 hour preparation)
  • You are paid at the individual rate  ($13.49) for the full four hour shift, regardless of attendance.

The additional requirements to be Drop-in Math tutor are are:

  1. You must have received B's or Better in the Math 23 A and B series as well as and other courses you have taken at UCSC that are supported with Math drop-in.

Writing Assistant:
General Writing Assistant:
In the general writing assistant position, you work with students in Writing 2 and Writing Across Disciplines to help them develop strong writing habits that will lead to success at the university. This is NOT an editing position- you are expected to develop ways to actively engage your students in the writing process.

  • Position Requirements
    • The position requires a minimum of 5-6 hours per week
    • Be at least a sophomore in good academic standing (junior/senior preferred)
    • Have satisfied the C2 requirement (either through Core or Writing 2)
    • For Writing Across Disciplines, students with upper-division coursework will be given preference
    • Preference will be given to students with previous tutor training and experience
    • Training is slightly different from that of other LSS positions:
      • Attend mandatory writing tutor training meeting Mondays from 5:00-6:00pm
      • Attend three Wednesday training meetings from 5:00-6:45

STARS W.R.I.T.E. (Writing and Research Intensive for Transfer Excellence) Mentor:
In the STARS WRITE Mentor position, you work with STARS students to help them develop strong writing habits that will lead to success at the university. Often these students have transferred from community colleges and are not accustomed to the research process and stringent requirements of a research university. This is NOT an editing position- you are expected to develop ways to actively engage your students in the writing process.

  • Position Requirements
    • The position requires a minimum of 5-6 hours per week
    • You must be a STARS student (see STARS website)
    • You need to have done well in English 1A and 1B (or equivalent basic writing courses) AND writing-intensive coursework at UCSC
    • Preference will be given to students with previous tutor training and experience
    • Training is slightly different from that of other LSS positions:
      • Attend mandatory writing tutor training meeting Mondays from 5:00-6:00pm
      • Attend three Wednesday training meetings from 5:00-6:45