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#104060 TRiO Summer Tutor

Extended Deadline: Thu 4/9/2020

This is a 75% Limited position from June 15 to July 24.



The mission of the UCSD TRIO Outreach Program is to increase the post secondary matriculation of low income, first generation college students. Approximately 950 San Diego County students are served from five U.S. Department of Education grants.

Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math Science and Talent Search programs serve over 800 students during the academic year and the summer. During June and July, UC San Diego’s TRIO Outreach Programs offers 5 distinct academic programs to over 175 9th – 12th grade students from low income, first generation backgrounds.


TRIO is seeking motivated and enthusiastic staff who can act as program chaperones, mentors and tutors in academic summer courses. Due to the fast-paced nature of the summer program, and the extensive federal requirements and objectives of our summer academic courses, tutors play a vital role in ensuring we are keeping the high school students motivate and engaged. Tutors are assigned to work with a specific academic program, please see below for dates, times and location.

Tutors are required to monitor and supervise approximately 15 - 30 high school students during English, College Seminar, Foreign Language, Math and Science courses. Proficiency in high school level math (Integrated Math 3, Pre-Calculus and Calculus) and science (Biology, Physics and Chemistry) is a priority consideration in our hiring selection process. Tutors are expected to actively participate in class and assist instructors with lessons. Tutors will meet weekly with instructors for feedback and skills building lessons. Tutors may be asked to lead large group lectures or facilitate small group discussions. All tutors will be expected to represent UCSD therefore professionalism and cross-cultural competency is essential when communicating with students, parents, teachers and program staff.

Tutors must be reliable and arrive on time to all assigned hours. Tutors must be comfortable with enforcing rules with minors, addressing behavior concerns with students and leading student activities. Tutors will report back daily on student attendance, behavior issues and academic progress on struggling students. Tutors assigned to work at UCSD, will participate in the Summer Food Services Program and will monitor participants during lunch. Tutors must have strong oral communication skills. Tutors are responsible for frequent communication with supervisors, especially as it pertains to their role in monitoring students’ progress.

All employees must attend training in order to work in the summer: June 15th – June 19th at UCSD, 9am – 5pm.

All employees must be available to work one of the following programs (see location and hours below):

  • Program 1: (3 weeks)
    Location: UC San Diego Campus
    Dates: June 22nd - July 10th, Mon - Friday
    Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm

  • Program 2: (4 weeks)
    Location: City College
    Dates: June 22nd - July 2nd, Mon - Friday
    Time:8:30am - 3:00pm

    Location: UC San Diego
    Dates: July 13th - July 24, Mon - Friday
    Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm

  • Program 3: (4 weeks)
    Location: Mount Miguel High School
    Dates: June 22nd - July 2nd, Mon - Friday
    Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm

    Location: UC San Diego
    Dates: July 13th - July 24, Mon - Friday
    Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm


  • Experience with classroom tutoring, group tutoring or individual tutoring with high school level courses. Experience with keeping students on task and supervising minors in an academic setting.

  • Proven ability to understand and implement various instructional methods and strategies for increasing students’ academic skills. Ability to assist students with problem solving, finding solutions and approaching their academic work.

  • Knowledge working with a diverse student population, and sensitivity to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.

  • Ability to lead and supervise a group of people and facilitate group discussions. Ability to communicate effectively in one-one and group settings.

  • Basic knowledge of academic programs, including curricula and admissions requirements at higher education institutions.

  • Knowledge of high school graduation and college entrance requirements.

  • Knowledge of higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CC, etc.), and the ability to explain procedures to youth, parents, and school representatives.

  • Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school counselors, principals, teachers, and community contacts.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of K-14 education.

  • Proven experience working cooperatively as part of a team. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • The tutors will abide by and enforce all University, Residence Life and TRIO policies and the UCSD/TRIO Code of Conduct and Principles of Community.


  • Background Check required.

  • Must sign the CANRA form as a California Mandated Reporter.

  • Must have own reliable transportation to and from assigned work location.

  • UCSD students must apply through UCSD Handshake job listing.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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Days, 6 hrs/day, Mon - Fri