Working as a CaFE tutor is a great experience for you to improve your communication skills, deepen your understanding of the subject you tutor, and help other students succeed academically.


General Description of Duties:

  • Tutors are expected to successfully complete course, CSS 168- Tutoring Training
  • Be prepared, present and punctual for your scheduled tutoring hours
  • Be knowledgeable about academic resources available in the Center and on campus
  • Tutor students in a small-group to give learning assistance
  • Work with students on an individual basis to enhance deeper learning of a subject
  • Assist students in improving academic achievement by promoting active learning and study skills.
  • Exhibit a positive welcoming attitude
  • Demonstrate a commitment to student success in coursework
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully
    • Work productively with students and staff from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds
    • Demonstrate the learning process, show alternative methods of completing work, and encourage practice opportunities
  • Use the computer, including the Internet and some online platforms, for tutoring
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Encourage students to provide feedback via tutor evaluation forms
  • Follow guidelines and duties outlined by the college and the CaFE Center Coordinators


To Be at Student Tutor, You Must:

  • Have completed each subject you wish to tutor with a grade of B or better
  • Submit a completed application
  • Complete CSS 168 within two semesters


To Apply:

1. Complete a CaFE Center Tutor Application

Please complete and submit to the CaFE Center on the San Luis Obispo Campus 3142, NCC Campus or email to or

2. Job Interview

3. Enroll in CSS 168- Tutor Training