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Tutor working with a student

Writing & Language Center

Become a WLC Peer Tutor

We're hiring for Fall 2023! 

Job Description

  • Provide tutorial support services for Foothill College students seeking assistance with reading, writing, conversation skills, and study skills;
  • Develop and present workshops;
  • Facilitate study sessions;
  • Participate in ongoing subject-matter workshops;
  • Visit classes to inform Foothill College students about the WLC’s services and policies.
  • Salary starting $19.42/HR



  • Be a Foothill College student, enrolled in at least 12 units;
  • Be available to enroll in LA 61A: Tutor Training;
  • Be available to work at least 4 hours per week;
  • Be available to attend 1 hour of professional development training per week.



  • Have passed a transfer-level English course with a grade of B or higher;
  • Have a minimum overall Foothill College GPA of 3.0;
  • Are able to contribute to the development and presentation of workshops, information sessions, and other supplemental academic support services;
  • Are patient and have a strong desire to help students achieve their goals;
  • Are motivated to learn new skills;
  • Possess the ability to work with peers in one-on-one tutoring sessions, as well as the ability to speak in front of groups and present workshops;
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the writing process;
  • Possess time management and stress management skills, including the ability to balance the demands of employment with academic pursuits;
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality regarding the students who seek academic support at the WLC;
  • Have an understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds of students. 
Experience providing academic support to first-generation students and students from diverse communities is preferred; experience working in an office environment is also beneficial.

Application Instructions

In order to apply, please submit the following:

  • A cover letter that addresses skills and past experiences relevant to being a peer tutor, as well as your reasons for wanting to be a peer tutor;
  • A resume;
  • A copy of your unofficial college transcript from Foothill College, as well as any other colleges you may have attended (if available);
  • A writing sample from the past 6 months that demonstrates your ability to compose college-level arguments and analysis;
  • A schedule that indicates when you will be available to tutor and when you will be in class during the quarter you are applying to work as a WLC peer tutor;
  • The names, professional titles, and contact info (email address) of 2 professional references.


Please submit your application to

  • All application materials should be submitted as separate Word or PDF files.

Questions? Feel free to email us at or visit our office in Building 3600!

Staff and Faculty Referrals

Staff and faculty are encouraged to connect with the WLC Program Coordinator if they'd like to refer a student for our peer tutoring positions. We ask that student name and contact information is included when the referral is made. 

WLC Program Coordinator Email:

SPRING 2023 HOURS (4/17-6/28)



  • MON-THU: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • FRI: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Online Spanish Tutoring 

  • MON: 11 a.m. –  1 p.m.; 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • TUE & THU: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • WED: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • FRI: 12 p.m.- 3.p.m.


@ Building 3600 

  • MON-THU 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


  • MON-THU: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • FRI 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


  • MON & WED: 4 p.m - 7 p.m. 



@ Building 3600 (WLC)

  • English: WED, 11 a.m - 2 p.m. 
  • Spanish: WED, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m


  • English: TUE & THU, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Spanish: FRI, 12 p.m - 3 p.m.

Contact Us

Writing & Language Center 

Building 3600 (behind the Library)

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