MESA Engineering Program


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: Applicants must turn in an application which is available in the MESA Engineering Program Office (E-208).

HIRING CRITERIA: Preferred Qualifications:

  • Applicant has taken the course at SDSU.
  • Applicant must have earned B or higher in the course they will tutor.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills and ease in relating to people with varying educational, cultural and social background.
  • High level of responsibility and punctuality.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student’s arrangement with COE and tutor.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Tutor College of Engineering students.
  • Maintain a weekly and accurate time sheet of tutoring sessions with proved Engineering tutoring assignments.
  • Provide on-to-one or small group tutoring for approved Engineering students.
  • Independently use the appropriate and varied tutoring techniques to maximize the tutoring session.
  • Report any missed appointments or other concerns to Assistant Director.


DEADLINE TO APPLY AND PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFICATION: First three weeks of classes each semester. Applicants awarded a position will be notified. 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.