Apply to Be a Peer Mentor and Tutor

Application period is closed.

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.

Application Timeline

  • Online application due Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 11:59 pm PST.
  • Lindgren and SAS interviews will run from May 29 – June 16, 2023 via Zoom.
  • Decision letters out via email in July 2023.

Employment Dates

August 2023 – May 2024

Mandatory Training Dates

Exact dates to be determined. At this time, this will be a mix of in-person and asynchronous online training.

  • August 2023
  • January 2024

Position Details


Weekday services will be offered in-person only. Evening and weekend services will be offered online only.

  • Math majors will work for the Lindgren Math Tutoring Center (LA5-345)
  • All other CNSM majors will work for the Jensen SAS Center (HSCI-164)


  • Graduate students (Lindgren ONLY): $20.00/hour
  • Undergraduate students (Lindgren and SAS Center): $16.50/hour

Employment Criteria

  • Declared undergraduate CNSM majors and Environmental Science and Policy BS students.
    • Exception: Graduate students in the Mathematics and Statistics Department are eligible for this position.
    • Exception: Students who have successfully completed MATH 122, MATH 123, MATH 224 and MATH 370A.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA preferred.
  • Must be able to tutor MATH 111, MATH 113, and/or CHEM 111A.
  • 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

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 first-time, first-year CNSM students in learning communities.
  • 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 August and January training in its entirety.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Contact Jensen SAS Center