Apply to Be a Peer Mentor and Tutor

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The CNSM Peer Mentor/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 mentor CNSM freshmen from each CNSM major and 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.

Application Timeline

  • Online application due Sunday, May 7, 2024, at 11:59pm PST.
  • SAS and Lindgren Interviews will run from May 20 - May 31, 2024, via Zoom.
  • Decision letters out via email in June 2024.

Employment Dates

  • Fall & Spring Tutoring/Peer Mentoring: August 2024 - May 2024
  • Summer Peer Mentoring: July 2025 - August 2025

August 2023 - May 2024

Mandatory Paid Training Dates

August 15 - 16, 2024.

Position Details


  • Graduate students: $21.00/hour
  • Undergraduate students: $17.35/hour

Employment Criteria

  • Undergraduate or graduate in CNSM.
  • Must be able to tutor at least 3 courses listed below.
  • Exception: Graduate students in the Department of Mathematics, Chemistry, or Physics are eligible for this position.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required.
  • Able to tutor introductory CNSM courses and, potentially, upper division CNSM courses.
  • Interest in mentoring freshmen and academically at-risk CNSM students.
  • Must be available to tutor both in-person and online.
  • Desire to represent the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Jensen SAS Center, and CSULB during outreach and orientation activities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Tutor undergraduate courses during drop-in hours in Lindgren or SAS.
  • Mentor and tutor a caseload of first-time, first-year CNSM students in learning communities.
  • Assist with CNSM events (i.e., First Year Welcome, CNSM Showcase, Research Symposium).
  • Attend paid August and January training in its entirety.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.


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Course List

Chemistry Courses

Chemistry Courses
Chemistry Course Name
102 Introduction to General Chemistry
111A General Chemistry
111B General Chemistry
220A Organic Chemistry 1
220B Organic Chemistry 2
223A Organic Chemistry 1 Lab
223B Organic Chemistry 2 Lab
227 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
241 Explorations in Biochemistry
251 Quantitative Analysis
331 Inorganic Chemistry
361 Chemical Communications
371A Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics
371B Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy
379 Physical Chemistry for the Biosciences
431 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
441A Biological Chemistry
441B Biological Chemistry
443 Biochemistry Laboratory
448 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry
451 Instrumental Methods of Analysis

Biology Courses

Biology Courses
Biology Course Name
153 Introduction to Marine Biology
200 General Biology
211 Introduction to Evolution and Diversity
212 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
213 Introduction to Ecology and Physiology
260 Biostatistics
312 Evolutionary Biology
316 General Entomology
340 Molecular Cell Biology
350 General Ecology
370 General Genetics
342 Human/Mammalian Physiology

Physics Courses

Physics Courses
Physics Course Name
100A General Physics
100B General Physics
151 Mechanics and Heat
152 Electricity and Magnetism
254 Applied Modern Physics
310 Analytical Mechanics
320 Thermodynamics
340A Electricity and Magnetism 1
340B Electricity and Magnetism 2
360 Physics with Symbolic Algebra Software

Mathematics Courses

Mathematics Courses
Mathematics Course Name
111 Precalculus Trigonometry
112A Essential Algebra A
112B Essential Algebra B
113 Precalculus Algebra
119A Survey of Calculus 1
119B Survey of Calculus 2
122 Calculus 1
123 Calculus 2
224 Calculus 3
233 Fundamental Concepts for Advanced Mathematics
247 Introduction to Linear Algebra
310 History of Early Mathematics
323 Introduction to Numerical Analysis
355 College Geometry
341 Number Theory
361A Introduction to Mathematical Analysis 1
361B Introduction to Mathematical Analysis 2
364A Ordinary Differential Equations 1
364B Ordinary Differential Equations 2
370A Applied Mathematics
380 Probability and Statistics
381 Mathematical Statistics
410 History of Modern Mathematics
444 Introduction to Abstract Algebra
445 Abstract Algebra for Secondary Mathematics Teachers

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