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Posting Details

Posting Details (Default Section)

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Classification Title Tutor
Working Title
Recruitment Limits
Location District Wide
Pay Information

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Bargaining Unit AFT - NANCE
Range (na)
Department District Wide
The Position

Under the direction and supervision of an instructional supervisor or manager, or Instructional Lab Technician; perform duties related to providing academic tutoring in an individualized, group or virtual setting to students in community-based learning programs; assist with the coordination of special groups; conduct supplemental instruction sessions and oversee the activities and tasks of assigned personnel.

Major Responsibilities EXAMPLE OF DUTIES


  • Perform duties related to providing academic tutoring in an individualized, group or virtual setting to students enrolled in community-based learning programs.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to students requiring tutorial services; evaluate student needs and develop appropriate course of action.
  • Maintain records and data to monitor and evaluate participant progress; administer tests and consults with educational departments and instructors.
  • Coordinate and schedule the activities of short-term assigned personnel and oversee the completion of tasks.
  • Plan lessons and assignments using relevant resources.
  • Provide information to higher level staff and make recommendations for program changes and improvements.
  • Draft materials and handouts to be used within an assigned instructional session.
  • Present study skills workshops to small and large groups of students.
  • Attend and participate in a variety of learning seminars and meetings; stay abreast of new practices and methods within the field of tutoring.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Provide clerical support to the staff of the Tutorial Center as needed.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications


  • Advanced concepts and methods of an assigned educational area specialty.
  • Appropriate instructional materials used in supervised tutoring.
  • Basic operations, services and goals of a tutorial program.
  • Community-based learning programs.
  • Computers and applicable software.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Interpersonal skills and communication techniques.
  • Methods and techniques used in assessment and evaluation.
  • Principles and procedures of recordkeeping.

    Skills & Abilities:

  • Assign and coordinate the work of short-term tutorial student staff.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Coordinate tutoring activities with other educational departments and higher level staff.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Evaluate and assess student needs and develop appropriate course of action.
  • Maintain and update recordkeeping data and reports.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including computers and applicable software.
  • Perform a variety of functions related to providing tutoring services to enrolled students.
  • Plan, develop and implement appropriate learning curriculum as required.
  • Prepare clear and concise material and reports.
  • Tutor individually, in group or in virtual settings.

    Training and Experience:

  • Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: completion of the twelfth grade in addition to a minimum of a 3.0 GPA with the assigned educational specialty area. One year of increasingly responsible tutoring experience, and sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above.

  • Desired Qualifications

    License or Certificate (Optional):

  • Possession of an appropriate valid Basic Tutor Training certificate. Possession of an appropriate valid Supplemental Instruction certificate.

  • Commitment to Diversity:

    All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

    Working Conditions

    Physical Requirements:

  • Category III (typically SEDENTARY in nature). May be necessary to sit for prolonged periods of time.


  • Favorable. Classroom or office environment; exposure to computer screens and artificial lighting.

  • Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Conditions of Employment:
    Posting Number NC00283

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • No Response
      • SDCCD employment web site
      • EdJoin (SD Co. Office of Education)
      • CA Community Colleges Registry
      • Craig's List
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Chronicle of Higher Ed
      • Professional organization/publication
      • SD Union Tribune newspaper ad (including Sign On San Diego)
      • SDCCD Employee
      • Job Fair
      • Other (list below)
    2. If other, please specify.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Are you a current SDCCD employee?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. If yes, please enter your employee ID:

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * The San Diego Community College District has a very diverse staff and student population with respect to academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds. Describe your professional development, community involvement, and professional experience working with these diverse groups.

      (Open Ended Question)

    6. * Please describe your experience, knowledge, and skills that you feel qualifies you to work in this position.

      (Open Ended Question)

    Required & Optional Documents

    Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials
    2. Résumé