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Teaching & Learning Center

Become a TLC Peer Tutor

Job Description

  • Provide tutorial support services for Foothill College students seeking assistance with reading, writing, conversation skills, and study skills;
  • Develop and present workshops;
  • Facilitate study sessions;
  • Participate in ongoing subject-matter workshops;
  • Visit classes to inform Foothill College students about the TLC’s services and policies.
  • Salary $21/hr



  • Be a Foothill College student, enrolled in at least 12 units;
  • Be available to enroll in LA 61A: Tutor Training;
  • Be available to work at least 4 hours per week;
  • Be available to attend 1 hour of professional development training per week.



  • Have passed a transfer-level English course with a grade of B or higher;
  • Have a minimum overall Foothill College GPA of 3.0;
  • Are able to contribute to the development and presentation of workshops, information sessions, and other supplemental academic support services;
  • Are patient and have a strong desire to help students achieve their goals;
  • Are motivated to learn new skills;
  • Possess the ability to work with peers in one-on-one tutoring sessions, as well as the ability to speak in front of groups and present workshops;
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the writing process;
  • Possess time management and stress management skills, including the ability to balance the demands of employment with academic pursuits;
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality regarding the students who seek academic support at the TLC;
  • Have an understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds of students. 
Experience providing academic support to first-generation students and students from diverse communities is preferred; experience working in an office environment is also beneficial.

Application Instructions

In order to apply, please submit the following:

  • A cover letter that addresses skills and past experiences relevant to being a peer tutor, as well as your reasons for wanting to be a peer tutor;
  • A resume;
  • A copy of your unofficial college transcript from Foothill College, as well as any other colleges you may have attended (if available);
  • A writing sample from the past 6 months that demonstrates your ability to compose college-level arguments and analysis;
  • A schedule that indicates when you will be available to tutor and when you will be in class during the quarter you are applying to work as a TLC peer tutor;
  • The names, professional titles, and contact info (email address) of 2 professional references.


Please submit your application to TLC@fhda.edu.

  • All application materials should be submitted as separate Word or PDF files.



DROP-IN (9/27 - 12/9)

  • MON-FRI: Noon – 8 p.m.
  • SAT: Noon - 12 p.m.


BY-APPOINTMENT (9/27 - 12/9)

  • MON-FRI: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.



  • M / TU / W: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.



  • MON & FRI: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • TU / W / TH: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.


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