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What is Tutoring?

Tutoring is an academic support program offered by the Learning Assistance Centers to assist students in learning course content. While primarily focused on providing peer-to-peer tutoring services, the LAC may occasionally contract non-student tutors who meet the requirements outlined below, in an effort to meet student academic support need. 

Tutor Responsibilities

  • Successfully complete the mandatory College Reading & Learning Association Certified Tutor Training through the Learning Assistance Centers
  • Adhere to a regular schedule for the full semester contract
  • Utilize LAC approved tutoring techniques and strategies to assist students with course content

Benefits of Being a LAC Tutor

  • Further develop your own content knowledge and learning strategies.
  • Develop valuable skills such as communication, leadership, and group facilitation.
  • Discover ways to help people learn better and achieve their goals.
  • Become a College Reading & Learning Association Certified Tutor and/or Advanced Certified Tutor.
  • Understand how you contribute to PPCC student success.
  • Contribute to a dynamic team of peers.

How to Apply to be a LAC Tutor

All LAC tutors must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for a tutoring position:

  • A grade of "A" or "B" in the course(s) for which you wish to be a tutor
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Must attend all Tutor trainings and meetings

To apply, please submit a Tutor Employment Application to the Learning Assistance Center. Applicants are also required to submit an unofficial transcript to the LAC identifying the courses they wish to tutor. Applicants may also choose to obtain recommendations from faculty in an effort to provide additional content knowledge endorsement.

Pay Range
All new LAC tutors are paid $9.25/hour. Tutors may be eligible for a raise after each year of consistent employment with the LAC and upon meeting the following criteria:

  • Obtaining College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Level 1 Certification
  • Achieving an overall performance evaluation rating above a 3.0


Andy Scott, LAC Coordinator