SACC hires Baruch undergraduates to serve as peer tutors and members of the front desk staff. Although SACC accepts applications year-round for all disciplines, interviews generally take place only in mid-August and mid-January. Please check this page for priority application deadlines.
Hiring for the Fall 2021 semester is now complete. If you would like to apply for the Spring 2022 semester, please submit your application materials by Tuesday, January 11. Interviews will take place January 12-19.
SACC tutors complete a nationally-certified tutor training program and may work in one or more of the following roles:
- Small group tutoring & one-on-one tutoring
- Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL). PLTL leaders work with a group of 5-10 students once a week for the entire semester leading hands-on practice sessions for MTH 1023 (Intermediate & College Algebra).
- Recitation Leaders (Precalculus): Recitation leaders work with a class of up to 30 students once a week for the entire semester leading recitation sessions consisting of review and hands-on practice.
- Recitation Leaders (Algebra): In the summer math immersion program for newly admitted Baruch students, tutors work as recitation leaders for immersion courses in various levels of algebra.
- Final Exam Reviews: Tutors work with students in groups of various sizes reviewing concepts and doing problems from practice exams and review sheets.
- Weekly Workshops: Using existing workshop lesson plans or new ones they develop, tutors conduct weekly workshops that are one to two hours in duration. Subject areas include accounting, economics, finance, SAM projects, and others.
SACC services are available both on campus and online. New tutors should expect to work on campus for at least a full semester and may request to be trained in a subsequent semester to do some of their hours online.
SACC tutors start at a pay rate of $16 per hour. Tutors work between 5 and 15 hours per week. The rate of pay increases to $17 per hour after the end of the semester in which they complete the second level of training. For some roles, such as recitation and workshops leaders, extra pay is provided for prep time. Tutors are also paid to attend meetings and training.
To be eligible to become a tutor you must:
- Have completed 24 local credits (credits earned at Baruch)
- Have a GPA of at least 3.3
- Have earned a grade of A or A- in each subject you would like to tutor
- Be available to work at least 5 hours per week consistently throughout the semester
- Be available to participate in mandatory tutor training and staff meetings
- Be willing and able to tutor algebra by your second semester of work (see ETA, below)
Although SACC provides academic support in a wide array of subject areas, support for students taking algebra is one of our greatest areas of focus. SACC tutors support students studying elementary, intermediate, and college algebra by:
- Serving as peer leaders in the Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) program that provides embedded support for MTH 1023
- Providing individual and group tutoring for students taking MTH 1023 and MTH 1030
- Leading final exam reviews for students taking MTH 1023 and MTH 1030
- Working as teaching assistants in the summer math immersion program
It has been a long-standing SACC policy that tutors hired to cover precalculus and calculus must be prepared to tutor algebra by the beginning of their second semester of work. Changes to the curricular requirements in the Zicklin School of Business have compelled us to expand this “Everybody Tutors Algebra” policy beyond the math tutoring staff to include tutors hired in all subject areas. In addition to the other courses they cover, new tutors in all subject areas are expected to participate in a guided review of algebra topics during their first semester of work and to be prepared to assist students with algebra by their second semester of work. Applicants whose majors require either pre-calculus or statistics (or whose major requirements have pre-calculus or statistics as prerequisites) are subject to this requirement. There are a limited number of majors in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences that require neither pre-calculus nor statistics. Applicants majoring in these areas may request exemption from the ETA policy during the interview.
- A complete application consists of the application form and one faculty recommendation.
- Applicants should complete the application form and email it as a file attachment (PDF or JPEG) from their Baruch student email address to email@example.com.
- Your recommendation must be from an instructor you had for a course you plan to tutor. Faculty should submit recommendations via email from their Baruch faculty email address directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a fluent in one of the modern languages taught at Baruch (for example, if you are a native speaker) and you have not completed coursework in that language at Baruch, you may request evaluation by the faculty of the Department of Modern Languages and submit a faculty recommendation from the professor who evaluates you.
Last Updated: August 21, 2020