Apply to Be a Peer Mentor and Tutor

The CNSM Peer Mentor and Tutor position will provide tutoring for undergraduate CNSM courses for the Lindgren Math Tutoring Center and the Jensen SAS Center in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Students in this role will also have the opportunity to mentor CNSM freshmen from each CNSM major as well as assist with CNSM activities, events, and campaigns.

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Mentor and Tutor for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, please review the information below.

Important Dates

Please mark the following dates on your calendar.

Employment Dates

January 10, 2022 – May 13, 2022

Mandatory Training Dates

No decision has been made regarding the mode of instruction for this training (i.e. virtual, in-person, or hybrid).

  • January 18–19, 2022

Position Details

Locations

No decision has been made regarding the mode of instruction of these services (i.e. virtual, in-person, or hybrid).

  • Math majors will work for the Lindgren Math Tutoring Center (LA5-249)
  • All other CNSM majors will work for the Jensen SAS Center (HSCI-164)

Payrate

  • Graduate students (Lindgren ONLY): $19.50/hour
  • Undergraduate students (Lindgren and SAS Center): $16.00/hour

Employment Criteria

  • Declared undergraduate CNSM majors and Environmental Science and Policy BS students. Exception: Graduate students in the Department of Mathematics are eligible for this position.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA preferred.
  • Able to tutor introductory CNSM courses and, potentially, upper division CNSM courses.
  • Interest in mentoring freshmen and at-risk CNSM students.
  • Desire to represent the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Jensen SAS Center, and CSULB during outreach and orientation activities.

Job Responsibilities

There are a variety of job responsibilities for this position. Each CNSM Peer Mentor and Tutor may be assigned any combination of these responsibilities based on the needs of the program and students and on the skills and desires of the candidate themselves.

  • Tutor undergraduate courses during drop-in hours in Lindgren or SAS.
  • Mentor a caseload of freshmen students in Fall via the online asynchronous NSCI 190A course.
  • Mentor and tutor a caseload of at-risk freshmen students in Spring via the online asynchronous NSCI 191 course.
  • Tutor at-risk CNSM students each semester by appointment in collaboration with the Academic Advising Center.
  • Assist with CNSM events (i.e. First Year Welcome, CNSM Showcase, Research Symposium).
  • Attend monthly one-on-one meetings with the direct supervisor.
  • Attend paid January training in its entirety.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Application

In order to submit your application for consideration to the CNSM Peer Mentor and Tutor Program for the Spring 2022 semester, you will need to provide the following within the online application:

  • Personal information
  • Name, email, and phone number of your recommender
    • Your recommender should be either a faculty, staff, GA/TA or other professional from on- or off-campus who can discuss your capabilities and potential in mentoring and tutoring.
    • Undergraduate students will not be accepted as a recommender.
  • Your unofficial CSULB transcripts
  • Your response to four personal statement questions

Apply

Contact Jensen SAS Center