Student Ability Success Center


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Under supervision, Instructional Student Assistants perform teaching, grading or tutoring duties for the majority of work hours in a given appointment in a given academic department or equivalent administrative unit over the course of an academic term.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and Abilities: Incumbents must possess the ability to learn and perform assigned work; work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and other students; and accept responsibility. Completion of specific coursework may be required in order to teach, grade or tutor a course. Special Qualification: Admission or registration as a CSU student. On-Campus Work-Study Instructional Student Assistants must meet the eligibility requirements of the Federal Work-Study Program, as determined by the campus’ financial aid office.

EXCEPTIONS: Exceptions to minimum eligibility qualifications may be granted at the sole discretion of the hiring department/authority.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES OR HIRING UNIT CONTACT PERSON: Disabled Student Services, in the Division of Student Affairs, provides a full range of support services to students with physical, psychological and learning disabilities, allowing them equal access to the educational process. This is accomplished through direct service support, review of campus accessibility, adaptive technology, counseling and referral, assessment, test accommodation, consultation with faculty and administrators, and a variety of other services. Contact: Joan Helfond.

HIRING CRITERIA: Duties and Responsibilities of the Position

  • On-Campus Tutoring
  • Maintain a weekly and accurate time sheet of tutoring sessions with proved DSS tutoring assignments.
  • Provides one-to-one or small group tutoring for approved DSS students.
  • Independently use the appropriate and varied tutoring techniques to maximize the Tutoring session.
  • Contact Assistant Director if student fails to meet for tutoring appointment.


  • Completion of a particular course in which the tutoring is being done with a B grade, commensurate skill or experience in the subject.
  • A recommendation from an instructor on the course you wish to tutor.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills and ease in relating to people with a varying educational, cultural and social background.
  • High level of responsibility, liability, and punctuality.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of students arrangement with DSS and tutor.
  • Current enrollment as a student at SDSU.
  • Ability to deal calmly and effectively with medical problems or other emergencies.


  • Work station/cubicle/table in Love Library or HTC.
  • No heavy lifting is required.


DEADLINE TO APPLY AND PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFICATION: On-going. Feel free to send an application to me. As tutoring hours are authorized at the beginning of each semester, I will review applications and contact applicant for an interview. Tutoring arrangements are authorized for a class for the semester. Each assignment will be semester to semester or on an as-needed basis.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.