Tutors work one-on-one with program participants in improving their reading and critical thinking skills and in becoming acclimated to the Cal Poly Pomona campus. Tutors receive comprehensive training in reading theories, in working one-on-one with program participants, and in being effective peer mentors to help participants connect to the campus community.


Prospective tutors must have completed English 104 and 105 with a grade of "B" or higher;

Must be a university junior, senior or graduate student in good academic standing;
Must have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA (3.0 or higher preferred);

Must score at least at their present grade level on the Nelson-Denny Reading Test (program advisors administer this test to all prospective tutors);

Knowledge of literacy theories and tutoring methods, desired but not mandatory;  
Experience working with a multicultural population, desirable;
Knowledge of various Cal Poly Pomona procedures, offices and organizations related to student interests, desirable.
Available 8-20 hrs/wk.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Work one-on-one with participants to improve their developmental reading, critical comprehension, vocabulary, and reading rate;

Meet with participants a minimum of two times per quarter to answer questions, provide campus referrals when needed, provide support, and evaluate the participant's connection to Cal Poly Pomona.

Complete and accurate documentation of contact hours for each participant.

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