Interested in becoming a Tutor, SI Leader, or Ambassador?


To become a Learning Support tutor or Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader at Hartnell a student must meet the following qualifications: current enrollment at Hartnell College, another Community College, or University, completion of at least one full-time semester and in good academic standing, a grade point average of at least 2.5 (3.0 preferred), a screening interview with the Tutorial Services Coordinator or a lab specialists, and a faculty recommendation (if you are selected for employment).

Tutors earn from $13.00 - $16.00 an hour, while SI Leaders earn $13.00 - $18.93 an hour and receive priority registration as a continuing SI Leaders.  Job Descriptions are available at the bottom of this page. Volunteers are also encouraged to apply for unpaid positions.

Tutors and SI Leaders can attend training before they are selected, but are required to complete training (INS 250) during their first semester of employment. Use the Tutor and SI Training links on the left to learn more about the training. Completion of the training before being hired will increase your chance of being selected as well as your pay rate!


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Ambassadors and

Drop-in Tutors




Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders




Apply anytime, but most new tutors are interviewed, selected, and hired by the end of the second week of each semester.

Apply near the end of the semester prior to the Academy 

Apply by the end of the prior semester (end of spring for fall, end of fall for spring), the deadline for applications is the first week of each semester. 



Pay rate

$13.00 - $16.00 

$13.00 - $14.50


$13.00 - $18.93 priority registration for continuing SI Leaders 


Main Campus Learning Support

Tutors for most subjects like ASL, Chemistry, English, Math, Psychology, Physics, Spanish, Business, etc.

Math Academy Tutors for MAT up to 3A

ESL Institute Tutors

SI Leaders for BIO, CHEM, ENG 1B, 2, ESL, MAT above transfer level and more   

King City Center and

Alisal Campus

Tutors for English, math, and other subjects. Group Tutors for English, ESL, and math SI Leaders for English and math  

For further information, visit the Tutorial Services, located in the A214 (Building A), call 755-6738 or email

Tutor and Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader Training

A model** tutor and supplemental instruction (SI) leader training and development program that offers two distinctive levels of training: Introduction to Tutoring and SI Leader Training. The course offers learning activities for those working for Learning Support Services by introducing a variety of topics through lectures, videos, role play, the internet, handouts, and PowerPoint presentations. Students are given the opportunity to clarify, discuss, demonstrate, and apply the information and training specific to their discipline in a group setting. Hartnell tutors and SI Leaders are required to complete this training, but any students interested in receiving training for personal interest or in order to increase their chances of being selected for a campus position can enroll in INS 250 (Tutor Training) or contact the Tutorial Services Coordinator for more information.  

A model** External Evaluation Report, The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges, March 2013

Tutorial Services Job Descriptions

Clerical Assistant/ Tutorial Ambassador SW-I

Drop-in Lab Tutor SW-II

 Academy or Group Tutor SW-III

Supplemental Instruction Leader SW-III

Supplemental Instruction Leader SW-IV


Who To Contact

  • Panther Learning Lab
    Academic Support Specialist
    Phone: (831) 755-6815
    Building: A - Library/Learning Resource Center (LRC)
    Office: 214
    Library/Learning Resource Center (LRC)