LSS Employment Opportunities

Be a part of the LSS Team!

*Now Hiring MSI and SGT Tutors for Spring 2020, Writing Tutors and Student Assistants for Fall 2020*

Every quarter, LSS hires tutors in the Division of the Arts, Division of Humanities, Division of Physical & Biological Sciences, Division of Social Sciences and Baskin School of Engineering. Students who apply must be in good academic standing as determined by your college as well as have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher. Please review our Student Job information below if you are interested in becoming a part of the LSS team. Also, feel free to contact our office at (831) 459-4333 or at with any questions about our hiring process.


Basic Qualifications for All LSS Positions:

  • Must be a current undergraduate UCSC student. Priority is given to students who are at least in their 3rd year and transfer students who are in their 2nd year.
  • 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. 
  • Must be in good academic standing as determined by your college.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Must participate in the LSS Tutor Training Program, which includes:
    • Logistics Meeting at the start of the quarter.
    • Ongoing trainings throughout the quarter.
    • NEW HIRES must enroll in a STEV 96, a 2-unit tutor training course the first quarter they are hired (Winter 2020 offered on Monday/Wednesday 12:00-1:05PM. 
        • Make sure there is room for this course in your schedule. Students will receive a permission code to enroll after they are hired.
    • Must get a recommendation from a faculty member in the discipline you will be working in 
    • Please request this only after you are selected for an interview 
      • For new tutor hires in the Spring, the Spring 2020 course will be offered on Monday/Wednesday 9:20-10:25AM).
  • All Positions are paid at two rates:
    • $16.75 is the individual rate
    • $22.54 is the group rate

How to Apply:

  1. Read the job description for the position you are interested in (MSI Learning AssistantSmall Group TutorWriting Tutor, Drop-in Math Tutor, IMAP Peer Mentor)
  2. Go to the UCSC Career Center's Employee Request System and apply to job #0527.
    • Students interested in a Writing Tutor position should apply to job #8295.
    • Students interested in the IMAP Peer Mentor position should apply to job # 8341.
    • Students interested in the Student Office Assistant position should apply to job #0529

After you apply, you will receive regular emails from LSS with our open positions and further directions on how to apply for a specific opening. MSI and Tutor positions are both work-study and non work-study. The Student Office Assistant position is work-study only.

Spring 2020, LSS is hiring for the following courses:

Last updated: Friday, February 28th

MSI Openings Small Group Tutoring Openings
BIOL 080A 
CSE 101
BIOL 100
STAT 131
STAT 5-01
CSE 20-03
STAT 5-02
CSE 30-01
STAT 7-01
CSE 30-02
CHEM 001N-01 (Drop-in)
CSE 101
CHEM 001M-01 (Drop-in)
CSE 112
ECON 100A-01
CSE 103
ECON 100A-02
CSE 120
ECON 110
EART 110C-01
PHYS 139
ENVS 100-01
PSTC 123
METX 135-01
STAT 131
STAT 5-01
STAT 5-02
STAT 7-01