Student Jobs

Any inquiries, questions or concerns about LSS employment opportunities may be sent to

Basic Qualifications for All LSS Positions

  • You must be a current undergraduate UCSC student.
    • Priority is given to students who are at least in their 3rd year. 
    • Priority is given to transfer students who are in their 2nd year.
  • You must have taken the course before and done well in it (B or better).
    • If you are applying for a math course,  you need to have taken it OR tested out of it. 
  • You must be in good academic standing as determined by your college.
  • You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • You must participate in the LSS Tutor Training Program, which includes:
    • Logistics Meeting at the start of the quarter.
    • Ongoing trainings through out the quarter.
    • NEW HIRES must enroll in a 2-unit tutor training course (Thursdays 5:20pm-6:55pm)
  • You must get a recommendation from a faculty member in the discipline you will be working in.
    • Please request this only if you are selected for an interview.
  • All Positions are paid at two rates:
    • $15.32 is the individual rate
    • $20.62 is the group rate

How to Apply

Read the job description for the position you are interested in (MSISmall Group Tutor and/or Writing Tutor), then go to the UCSC Career Center's Employee Request System and apply to job #0527. After you apply, you will receive regular emails from LSS with our open positions and next steps to apply for a specific opening. 

Tutor and MSI positions are both work-study and non work-study. The Student Office Assistant position is work-study only.

Open Positions

MSI Learning Assistant: (Job #0527)

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2017

Fall Positions:

  • BIOC 100A-01: Biochemistry
  • BIOL 100-01: Biochemistry
  • BIOL 105-01: Genetics *Transfer Students Encouraged to Apply! 
  • BIOL 130-01: Human Physiology
  • CMPE 012-01: Com Sys/Assmbly Lan *Transfer Students Encouraged to Apply! 
  • CMPE 012-02: Com Sys/Assmbly Lan *Transfer Students Encouraged to Apply! 
  • CMPS 012A-01: Intro Program (Accel)
  • CMPS 012B-01: Intro Data Structur *Transfer Students Encouraged to Apply! 
  • CMPS 101-02: Abstract Data Types
  • EE 101-01: Intro Elec Circuits
  • LALS 100A-01 Concepts/Theories 
  • MATH 023A-01: Vector Calculus
  • SOCY 001-01: Intro Sociology

Small Group Tutor: (Job # 0527)

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2017

Fall Positions:

  • BIOE 109-01: Evolution
  • BIOL 125-01: Intro to Neurosci
  • CMMU 010-01: Intr To Cmmu Actvsm
  • CMPE 110-01: Computer Architect
  • CMPE 150-01: Intro Comp Networks
  • CMPM 025-01: 3D Modeling
  • CMPS 005P-01: Intro Prog Python
  • CMPS 011-01: Inter Programming
  • CMPS 109-01: Adv Programming
  • CMPS 121-01: Mobile Applications
  • ECON 117B-01: Tax Factors
  • MATH 105A-01: Real Analysis
  • MATH 117-01: Adv Linear Algebra
  • MATH 124-01: Intro To Topology
  • MATH 128A-01: Classical Geometry 
  • PHYS 102-01: Modern Physics
  • PHYS 116C-01: Math Method Physics
  • PHYS 105-01: Mechanics
  • PSYC 080A-01: Psych and Religion
  • TIM 050-01: Business Inf System
  • TIM 166A-01: Game Theory /Apps I

General Writing Assistant (Job #0527)

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2017; all students interested in becoming a writing tutor must fill out a writing application and send two samples (2 pages or less) of their writing to

Drop-in Math position ( Job#0527)

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2017. Please follow the instructions at the top of this page to apply for the position.  Position description can be viewed at this link:

Student Office Assistant: (Job # 0529)--Work Study Only

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.