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Instructional Tutor-Math

We are seeking dedicated individuals with a thorough understanding of college level mathematics and a passion for supporting students Positions are scheduled to work 40 hours per week, 11 months per year on the Santa Monica College Main Campus. 

There is currently one vacancy in the Math Department and one vacancy in the Black Collegians/Latino Center.  The vacancy in the Black Collegians/Latino Center will focus on understanding the specific needs of African-American, Latino students and other groups experiencing equity gaps.

Please note that all candidates must have authorization to work in the United States; the District does not have the ability to provide sponsorship.

What You Will Bring to the College
Our ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience working with Black/African American and/or Latino populations in higher education.  They will have a thorough understanding of college level mathematics including algebra, trigonometry and calculus and the ability to apply tutoring practices to support students of different backgrounds with varying levels of subject proficiency in both in-person and online environments.  

Why Work at SMC?
At SMC, you will work beside a diverse group of colleagues who leverage their combined talents and passions to accomplish something great.  No matter what department you are in, or what job you have, your contributions will be critical to helping our students fulfill their dreams - landing that new job, or breaking through the cycle of poverty. 

Some details about us:

  • We are currently the number one transfer college to UCLA, USC, the University of California system, and Loyola Marymount University.
  • We are dedicated to sustainable practices and are accessible via environmentally-friendly transportation options, including the Expo Line and the Big Blue Bus.
  • We are one of the select community colleges in California approved to award a Bachelor's degree. SMC currently awards a Bachelor's degree in Interaction Design.

Please visit to learn more about us and why we are Proud to Be SMC!

We value our employees as people, and recognize the value of work-life balance, the health of you and your family, and your professional development. We offer a variety of benefits and perks to support new members of our team, including:

  • 18 paid holidays*
  • 12 paid vacation days*
  • 12 paid illness days*
  • Fully paid medical, dental, and vision-care coverage (including eligible dependents)
  • Free mental health assistance through the Employee Assistance Service for Education (EASE) program
  • Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CALPERS)
  • 5% increase in base pay for every 5 years worked with SMC, up to 40 years of service
  • Waived tuition fees for classes taken at Santa Monica College
  • Reimbursement for related classes, conferences or workshops to empower your professional development
  • Free Big Blue Bus access and monthly incentives for eligible employees through the Sustainable Transportation Incentive Program
  • CSEA Chapter 36 Union Membership Option

*Benefits, holidays, vacation, and illness days listed above assume a 40-hours per week, 12-month per year schedule. Benefits, vacation and illness days are prorated for other work schedules.

Salary Placement
New Employees: Generally, new employees start at the first step on the salary schedule. A new permanent classified employee may request a higher salary placement based on recruitment issues and/or additional training and experience which greatly exceeds the minimum requirements. Please note that salary placement above the third step requires additional approvals by Santa Monica College executive staff.

Current Employees: Upon promotion, the new salary for a current, permanent employee is based on Merit Rule 12.2.7. In accordance with this rule, employees are entitled to at least a one-step (5%) salary increase, and may be eligible for advanced step placement in accordance with established criteria.

About the Selection Process

The selection process will consist of a Written Test (pass/fail) and a Qualifications Appraisal Interview, which is worth 100% of the candidates' overall scores. Candidates must be successful on all test parts to be placed on the eligibility list.  The eligibility list created from this recruitment will be used to fill any vacancies that occur during the one year life of the eligibility list, including full-time and/or part-time, permanent and/or temporary positions.

Santa Monica College reserves the right to modify the stated test components and weights prior to the administration of any test.

Certain positions within this classification may require employees to routinely and consistently read, speak, and/or write using a language other than English. Testing of eligible candidates’ bilingual proficiency will occur, as needed, as the District identifies positions that require this skill. 

Communication for this recruitment will be via e-mail. You must check your e-mail on a regular basis to be informed of your status for this recruitment.

Test Retake Policy
Based on the District’s hiring needs, we may administer multiple recruitments for this job classification (or a related job classification that uses the same test[s]) within the next several months. Candidates must wait a period of 90 calendar days between testing appointments before retesting. Candidates who are ineligible to participate in an upcoming test or interview due to the provided retake period will be notified via email, and will have their highest valid score(s) on any non-weighted (pass/fail) test parts applied toward that recruitment.
The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants for employment, as well as District employees, shall have full and equal access to employment opportunity. No person shall be subjected to unlawful discrimination in any program or activity of the District. The District's Board Policy 3120 (Equal Employment Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment) may be accessed at: (Download PDF reader)

Equity Statement
"Santa Monica College encourages candidates that are equity-minded to apply. SMC is a minority-serving, Hispanic-serving institution. We actively seek to attract candidates from minority groups that value equity, diversity, and inclusion. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are built into the culture at SMC, and are an essential component of the work that we do. SMC is committed to racial and socioeconomic diversity as it is a reflection of our student population and we strive to hire candidates that share this commitment."


Examples of Duties

Conducts one-on-one or group tutoring sessions, both in-person and online, to students seeking assistance with math coursework, including algebra, calculus, statistics, and other math-related subjects in order to help students achieve academic success.

Creates a supportive and collaborative learning environment that encourages student engagement and active participation.
Assesses students' individual needs and develop personalized tutoring strategies to address specific learning styles and areas of improvement.
Assists students in understanding and applying mathematical concepts, principles, and problem-solving techniques.
Helps students develop effective study habits, time management skills, and independent learning strategies.

Assists students with the use of computer-based mathematical problem-solving tools and calculators to enhance their understanding of mathematical concepts.
Reviews and provides feedback on students' homework assignments, practice exercises, and problem sets to help improve students’ math understanding. 
Utilizes instructional materials, textbooks, and online resources to supplement tutoring sessions and reinforce learning objectives.
Facilitates discussions, leads workshops, or provides mini-lessons on challenging math topics for students as needed to help develop mathematical skill sets.
Utilizes technology and educational software to enhance the learning experience and provide additional resources for students.
Collaborates with faculty and staff to identify student needs, monitor progress, and implement appropriate interventions.
Maintains accurate records of tutoring sessions, student progress, and attendance in order to document which students and skill areas may need tutoring.
Stays current with best practices in math instruction and tutoring methodologies through professional development opportunities.
Assists student workers with answering student questions and completing required reports.

Performs other related duties as requested or assigned.
Examples of essential duties are descriptive and not restrictive in nature and are generally listed in descending order of importance.

Minimum Qualifications

Education Requirement:
Associate’s degree or equivalent with at least 18 units of college coursework in mathematics, applied mathematics, or a related field.

Experience Requirement:
One year of experience tutoring students in mathematics.

Education/Experience Equivalency:
Experience and/or education of the same kind, level and amount as required in the minimum qualifications may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.