Work-Study Opportunities

Position Description

Position: Tutor

Working Title: Corps Member

Pay Rate: $20/hr

BruinCorps Tutor Application

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Corps Members will attend weekly team meetings for programmatic updates and site discussions.
  • Corps Members will tutor small groups of 3-5 assigned students or conduct individual tutoring sessions with their assigned students.
    • America Reads tutors (Elementary School Sites) will focus on literacy
    • America Counts Tutors (Middle School and High School Sites) will focus on algebraic proficiency
  • Corps members will communicate regularly with mentor teachers to create a plan of action for their assigned students’ academic progress.
  • Corps Members will collect quarterly assessments for program evaluation.
    • Corps Members will collect data around student progress
    • Corps Members will submit biweekly site sign in sheets
    • Corps Members will submit quarterly training and engagement surveys
  • Corps Members will foster a “college-going” culture among students and parents at their assigned school sites through the preparation of college access workshops for annual Family Involvement Events
  • Corps Members will partake in service learning events (including beautification events, campus tours etc.) across the Los Angeles area or at events taking place at sites we currently serve.
  • Corps Members will facilitate workshops and campus tours at BruinCorps’ annual Spring Family Involvement Event

Candidate Requirements

  • Candidate must qualify for federal work-study funds
  • Ability to pass federal, state and local background checks
  • Ability to work a minimum of 6-8 hours per week
  • Ability to commit for three quarters
  • Ability to attend weekly meetings and quarterly training sessions

BruinCorps Tutor Application


"I am very happy I got the opportunity to work with BruinCorps this year. It has made my first year as a transfer student much more enjoyable and I've met so many nice people."

— Corps Member

"BruinCorps is my first job. Though UCLA is an amazing place, I never felt like I 'belonged somewhere,' that is until I joined BruinCorps. It helped me ground myself. Working with students felt like I was actually making a difference in someone's life. BruinCorps will always be dear in my heart and my experiences at the program helped shape me into the person I am now, literally. Applying to BruinCorps was the best decision I made at UCLA!!"

— Corps Member

"I just wanted to say that my experience in BruinCorps was amazing. In high school I did have some experience tutoring middle school students in an afterschool setting. However, actually getting the opportunity to work in a classroom setting with elementary school students changed my perspective of education. I learned so much! Even though I may not end up becoming a teacher, it has inspired me to want to work with children in the field I go into."

— Corps Member

BruinCorps Program Benefits

Field of Study Breakdown

Our tutors come from a broad range of majors and minors, giving you an opportunity to connect with different students

  • 32% Life sciences and physical sciences
  • 3% Nursing
  • 4% Undecided
  • 61% Humanities and social sciences

Professional development

Tutors gain communication, organization and workshop development skills through their role as a Corps Member. Staff also gain skills and opportunities beyond their job description through quarterly professional development workshops that aim to bridge their undergraduate experiences with post-graduate plans.

In addition to attending quarterly PDs, tutors can apply for leadership positions in the program to develop supervisory, administrative and event coordinating skills.

Social Justice Orientation

BruinCorps is committed to providing  academic support to students in disinvested communities. If you are passionate about working with youth and equal access to academic opportunities, this is a program where you will work with fellow like minded individuals.

Service Learning Experience

Get hands on learning experiences in the classroom working with a mentor teacher and a small group of students. You will learn to work with students and program stakeholders.

Education 185

Learn about education theories to contextualize your classroom experience and learn about your strengths.

Setting Your Own Schedule

You are a student first. Tutors determine their quarterly schedules, you just need to ensure you meet the weekly minimum.

Mileage Reimbursement

Tutors who carpool other students to site are eligible for mileage reimbursement.