Become an SSC Tutor

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The Student Success Center is the largest employer of students at De Anza. Working as a tutor is a great experience: you improve your communication skills, deepen your understanding of the subject you tutor, have fun and make great friends, and earn money in the process.

Interested? Please complete an application below for the SSC area where you would like to tutor.

Are you eligible to be Employed as an SSC Student Tutor?

  • Have you selectedDe Anza College as your main campus and are you registered at De Anza and/or Foothill for at least 12 units, regardless of your residency status; or you are funded by Federal Work Study or CalWorks and are enrolled in 6 or more units?
  • Have you completed each subject you wish to tutor with a grade of B or better;?
  • Can you get recommendation from your instructor?
  • Do you have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;?
  • Do you have less than 180 FHDA attempted units prior to last term of employment?

If you meet the above requirements, we invite you to apply to become a tutor!

Pay Rates

  • Beginning July 1, 2021, new SSC tutors are hired as Student Assistant II at $19.42/hour.
  • All students working in the SSC are paid and must go through the hiring process. Community (non-student) volunteers are always welcome!
  • For details on current payrates and student employment policies and procedures, see the Financial Aid â€“Student Jobs webpage.

Hiring Timeline & Process

  • Tutors are hired on a rolling basis, with most interviews and selection taking place at the end of the quarter before hiring. Please apply by week 10 of the quarter prior to the quarter you'd like to work. Fall hiring may continue into summer. Apply early for the best chance of being hired. Applications submitted after final hiring decisions are made will be saved for future openings.
  • Spring hiring is usually limited to those students plan to be enrolled at De Anza and continue tutoring into the next academic year.
  • If selected as a potential tutor, an SSC staff member will contact you and schedule a Zoom interview, where you may be asked to complete a task to assess your skills.
  • We recieve many applications each quarter, and hire based on our program needs. If you do not hear back, feel free to reach out for a status update. We do keep all applications on file for future opportunities.
  • Beginning Fall 2022, tutors are expected to tutor on campus during the on-campus hours for that area, as arranged with supervisors. Zoom tutoring hours may also be available.

If You Would Like To Become a De Anza Tutor

Understand that becoming a tutor is a commitment. Most areas require a minimum of eight hours or work per week (actual hours assigned vary by area), you must complete an LRNA tutor training course during your first quarter of employment and be able to attend all on-going tutor training sessions. Services are offered both on-campus and via Zoom, so potential tutors should be willing to work in both modes. Please read the Training and Meetings pages carefully, and note all meeting times so you can be realistic about the time required and confirm that you are able to attend the required sessions. Please complete the application below for the area you'd like to tutor.

  • To apply to be a Listening & Speaking Center Tutor
    Ask your instructor to complete the appropriate online letter of recommendation:


Online applications from the links above will be sent directly to the center. Please note that email is the best way to contact us.

General Subjects Tutoring Center (Accounting, Economics, etc.)
Pablo Hernandez, Instructional Support Coordinator, ATC 304, 408.864.8852,  

Listening & Speaking Center (World Languages, Community Volunteers and Student Assistant Opportunities) Kanako Suda, Instructional Support Coordinator, ATC 313, 408.864.5385,

Math, Science & Technology Resource Center For more information see and scroll down for staff contact information

Writing & Reading Center Victoria Kahler, Instructional Support Coordinator, ATC 309, 408.864.5753,

If You Are Hired as a Tutor

  • Attend additional paid Tutor Meetings, some Friday afternoons.
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