Employment Opportunities

The Los Angeles Valley College Academic Resource Center (ARC) may hire new tutors for spring and fall semesters. There are opportunities to work as a tutor specifically in a designated center as well as  positions for course embedded tutors. These positions offer between five and twenty five hours per week, depending on the subject and availability. The position pays begins at $14.49 per hour and can increase with learning and experience. Please note that your application does not guarantee an interview. If you are contacted for an interview, that interview does not guarantee employment..

In order to qualify for an interview, you would first need to:

  • Earn a "B" or higher in the subject matter being tutored and at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • Enroll in and maintain full-time status (12 units) or 5 units plus 1 unit of COOP ED. If you are a community college student, at least 6 units must be at LAVC. You can also be a full-time student at a four-year university.
  • Be available for the campus wide training on the date to be announced as well as complete 4 hours of online training. Be available for the campus-wide training on date to be announced as well as complete 4 hours of online training.  Also, All tutors are also strongly encouraged to be available for CRLA training. Please speak with the specific lab supervisor for training requirements and dates. Completing the trainings allows you to be CRLA certified, eligible for raises, and looks good on your resume. 

If you meet these requirements, then you may apply!

There are three steps:

  1. Apply – First, complete an electronic APPLICATION.
  2. First Interview – If you have both an application and a letter of recommendation on file, your application will be forwarded to a designated faculty member in that subject. If there is an opening available, that faculty member may contact you to arrange a first interview with you. You can download ARC Faculty Recommendation form.
  3. Final Instructions – If you are selected, you will be given additional instructions to complete paperwork and training.

Deadline to Apply

While there is no official cutoff date to apply, most Spring semester positions will be filled by November and Fall semester positions will be filled by April. Note that, the applications that are submitted before the deadline are give the prioroty. If there are no positions available, your application will be rolled over to the next semester. We receive far more applications than we have positions available. This is a competitive process, so please note that not everyone who meets minimum qualifications will be interviewed, and not everyone who is interviewed will be hired. If there are no paid positions available or you do not qualify to be a paid tutor, you may qualify to volunteer for 4 to 6 hours per week.