Become a Tutor

two studentsThe Student Success Center employs hundreds of De Anza students each year.

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 in the process!

To be employed as an SSC student tutor, you must...

  • have De Anza College selected as your main campus and be 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 completed each subject you wish to tutor with a grade of B or better;
  • have a recommendation from your instructor;
  • have an cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
  • have fewer than 180 FHDA attempted units completed prior to last term of employment.

Pay rates are as follows:

  • Individual and drop-in tutors are paid $13.00/hour.
  • Adjunct Skills Tutors are paid $14.00/hour.
  • Tutors are eligible for raises of $0.75/hour after tutoring successfully for three consecutive quarters.
  • Volunteers are always welcome! For details on student employment policies and procedures, see

If you would like to become a De Anza tutor...

  • Understand that becoming a tutor is a commitment. You must be able to tutor at least four hours per week (actual hours assigned vary greatly,) and be able to attend all tutor training sessions. 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.
  • Once you submit your application, you will be asked to complete a task to assess your skills, and meet with a SSC team member for an interview.

Send Completed Application Materials to:

  • Academic Skills Center (Adjunct Skills):
  • General Subject Tutoring (Accounting, Economics, etc.)
    • Instructional Support Coordinator, ATC 304 & 309-- position currently vacant.  Please contact Administrative Assistant Patrick Dowling at
  • Listening & Speaking Center (World Languages, Community volunteer and student assistant opportunity)
  • Math, Science & Technology Resource Center:
    • The online application will be sent to the center directly.
  • Writing & Reading Center:

If you are hired as a tutor:

  • Attend additional Tutor Meetings, some Friday afternoons.
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