Work As a Student Computer Center Tutor

​The Student Computer Center is always looking for knowledgeable and reliable tutors to assist students in using computer software to complete course assignments. We need tutors who have, at least, basic skills in one or more of the following:

  • Microsoft (MS) Windows
  • File Management
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Access
  • Internet (search, retrieve info, print)
  • Programming
  • Web Design
  • Desktop Publishing

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be a tutor?

Anyone can be a tutor. If you enjoy working with people, sharing your knowledge, and can empathize with students, we want to hear from you.

Do I need to be a student in order to tutor?

Mainly, we hire students. Occasionally, we hire non-students.

Do I need Federal Work Study (FWS) in order to tutor?

Tutors are hired in the following priority order:
  • First, FWS students
  • Second, department-funded students, if funds are available
  • Third, non-students as part-time hourly employees, if no students are available

Can I be a volunteer tutor?

Yes. Whether a student or community member, volunteers are a valued part of our learning environment. They often bring with them a mature outlook and life experiences that can enrich the lives of all students.

What are the requirements to be a tutor?

Tutors must be:
  • Enrolled in 6 credit hours or more (Students Only)
  • Recommended by two instructors or have other acceptable references
  • Able to show competency in one or more software programs listed above
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Willing to complete tutor training

What are some benefits of being a tutor?

  • Satisfaction from helping others
  • Refreshing your own skills
  • Improving your communication skills
  • Learning to be responsible for a job
  • Listing your tutoring experience on a résumé, scholarship, or a job application
  • Sharing skills and knowledge with others
  • Completing nationally recognized tutor training certification
  • Flexible work hours (in between class times)
  • Being a positive influence on the success of students

How do I apply?

Contact Mary Schroeder in the Student Computer Center by calling 503.399.3912 or come to the Library, Building 9, Second Floor.