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COVID-19 Student Information

Due to the current situation of COVID-19, all Spring 2020 Content Tutoring sessions will be online.

  • The Zoom link for the session can be found on the Content Tutoring Schedule page
  • Your Tutor will be waiting for you in the designated Zoom meeting room at the session time. If your Tutor is not in your room by the starting time, contact
  • Please contact or +1.888.799.9666 extension 2 if you’re experiencing technical difficulties

Our programs support academic integrity for all students. For more information, view the Academic Integrity Office web page.

Employment Opportunities

The Academic Achievement Hub in the Teaching + Learning Commons hires peer tutors for lower division math, chemistry, and physics courses at UCSD. Undergraduate students hired as peer tutors are highly trained by the Teaching + Learning Commons. They get the opportunity to use their skills and knowledge to help other students. Peer tutors help students build confidence as they enhance their understanding of course material and become more independent learners.  Peer Tutors make a real difference in the lives of other students. 

Hiring Requirements

  • Earned a grade of A- or higher in the course(s) to be tutored and have completed the course at the University of California, San Diego.
  • Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0.
  • Exceptional understanding and enthusiasm for the course content.
  • Available to work one or more late afternoons and/or evening shifts on Mondays through Fridays, and/or on Sundays, for approximately 9-15 hrs/wk.
  • Responsible, dependable, honest, and mature.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Friendly, patient, and sensitive to a diverse range of students.

Professional Development

Peer tutors must attend a rigorous initial training program prior to being scheduled to tutor students at UC San Diego. Ongoing training, provided by the Academic Achievement Hub is expected. All training hours are paid. These training sessions teach Peer Tutors to
  • Develop an understanding of how students learn.
  • Enhance interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Learn skills and techniques useful for future careers.
  • Retain and deepen course content knowledge for graduate and professional school entrance exams (i.e. GRE, MCAT, PCAT, DAT, etc.).
  • Assist students with academic challenges.

Application Information

  • If you meet all hiring requirements, please click on the button below to complete the Tutor online application. Search for the Tutor description under the Teaching + Learning Commons.
  • Please note:
    • Most hiring happens in spring quarter for the next academic year, but we do hire tutors Leaders throughout the year, on an as-needed basis.
    • We hire tutors for UCSD summer sessions, as needed.
    • All applications will be reviewed, and those candidates that most closely match our hiring needs will be contacted for an interview.
    • Interviewing and hiring will be conducted on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. 
    • Due to the high volume of applicants, you will only be contacted if you are selected for an interview.

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Content Tutor position. We are currently hiring for Summer Session 2020. When in the Open Position List, please look for:

  • Unit: Teaching & Learning Commons
  • Quarter(s): S120/S220
  • Position(s): Tutor
  • Description: Position and course you’re interested in


      Click here to Apply to Academic Achievement Hub Positions