Tutor working with a student

Writing & Language Center

Become a WLC Peer Tutor

We're hiring for Fall 2022! 

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 WLC’s services and policies.
  • Salary starting $19.42/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 WLC;
  • 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 WLC peer tutor;
  • The names, professional titles, and contact info (email address) of 2 professional references.


Please submit your application to WLC@fhda.edu.

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

Questions? Feel free to email us at WLC@fhda.edu or visit our office in Building 3600!

Staff and Faculty Referrals

Staff and faculty are encouraged to connect with the WLC Program Coordinator if they'd like to refer a student for our peer tutoring positions. We ask that student name and contact information is included when the referral is made. 

WLC Program Coordinator Email: santillannietovanessa@fhda.edu

 Fall 2022 HOURS (10/3-12/14)



  • MON-THU: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • FRI: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • SAT: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Online Spanish Tutoring 

  • MON-WED: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.


@ Building 3600 

  • MON-THU 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

@ Building 4201 

  • WED 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

@ Sunnyvale Center 

  • TUE & THU 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.


  • MON- THU: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.


  • MON & WED: 4 p.m - 7 p.m. 


  • English Conversation Practice: MON-FRI: 11 a.m - 1 p.m. 
  • Spanish Conversation Practice: TBA

Contact Us

Writing & Language Center


Building 3600 (behind the Library)

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