Scripps Tutoring Program

The Scripps Tutoring Program provides free tutoring for any Scripps student who is enrolled in any course within the consortium. Tutoring is a peer-based one-on-one service that begins the third week of the semester and ends on the last day of instruction.

Request a Tutor

Request forms may be submitted electronically or in the Dean of Students Office. Requests should be submitted as soon as possible to allow time to identify a tutor. Currently enrolled Scripps students may request a tutor for any course they are taking, with the exception of Writing 50.

Common tutoring requests include:

  • Introductory Biology
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introductory Physics
  • Language courses
  • Economics courses

The tutor coordinators will email students to inform them of their request status. Once matched, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the tutor to set up an initial meeting. While the tutoring program makes every effort to identify a qualified tutor for all requests, submitting a request does not guarantee a tutoring match.

For more information, contact tutoring@scrippscollege.edu.

Apply to Be a Tutor

The Scripps Tutoring Program is always looking for qualified and dedicated tutors and accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the semester. Students from all campuses in the consortium are eligible to apply. Students must complete at least one full semester at The Claremont Colleges before applying. Work-study and non-work-study students are encouraged to apply. Tutors are expected to commit to the goals and expectations of the program.

All applications must be accompanied by a Faculty Reference Form. A reference form should be submitted for each department in which the student is applying to tutor. For example, if a student is applying to tutor in chemistry and English, the student must have a reference from a faculty member in the chemistry department and a separate reference form from a faculty member in English. The only exception is for applicants who have been nominated by a faculty member.

Applicants from other campuses should also submit verification of good standing for the current semester with the application (e.g., unofficial transcript).

Completed applications will be reviewed. Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a brief interview.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of at least one semester at The Claremont Colleges
  • Must be a full-time student in good academic standing
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 8.0 or higher (2.67 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Must not be on academic probation
  • Demonstrated proficiency in subject/classes to tutor; applicants should have strong grades in the courses they want to tutor
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills

Responsibilities of the Tutor

  • Provide tutoring for approved subject(s) to tutee(s)
  • Respond to all Scripps Tutoring Program correspondence within 24 hours
  • Attend every scheduled tutorial session
  • Attend mandatory new-tutor training and subject-specific training
  • Participate in additional supplemental training options
  • Time commitment: The time commitment for each tutor will vary. The average commitment is three to five hours each week. Most tutors have two to four students assigned to them.

Compensation

Tutors will receive $10.50 per hour (subject to change based on California minimum wage guidelines). Tutors are not permitted to charge or accept any additional compensation for their tutorials. Tutors have an excellent opportunity to gain teaching and leadership skills through this work experience while enhancing their professional profile.

Tutor Coordinators

  • Darlene Nguyen – bio coming soon
  • Jamie Houghton – bio coming soon
  • Leslie Moreno – bio coming soon

MathSpot

Math Spot is a program offered by the Scripps Tutoring Program that provides drop-in tutoring for Scripps math classes throughout the semester. The service is available for any student enrolled in a Scripps math course. Math Spot takes place in the CP&R Library every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, beginning in the third week of the semester and ending the last day of instruction. Usually, tutoring is available for Transcendental Functions  (Math 23), Calc I, II, and III (Math 30, 31, and 32), Linear Algebra (Math 60), Discrete Math (Math 55), Analysis (Math 101 and 131–135), and Differential Equations (Math 102 or Math 111).

For more information, contact mathspot@scrippscollege.edu.

Math Spot Tutor Application Form