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Remedial Tutor/Summer Edge Peer Learning Assistant (PLA)

Application Window

Open date: March 30th, 2021

Last review date: Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Summer Edge Peer Learning Assistants (PLA) play a crucial role in the success of students enrolled the 2021 Summer Edge program. In collaboration with faculty and program staff, Summer Edge PLAs provide academic and personal support. As facilitators in small "learning pods," PLAs will ensure all program participants are receiving the support needed for success. Staff will support students enrolled in accelerated college writing or mathematics courses, thus, high proficiency in either Writing or Mathematics is required. PLAs will be assigned to either a Math or Writing pod based on qualifications and program need. For more information regarding the Summer Edge program, please review our website: .


  • In collaboration with the Summer Edge instructors and leadership team, design and facilitate academic pods for program participants
  • Provide oversight of day-to-day pod activities
  • Attend and oversee weekly pod sessions
  • Attend weekly meetings with instructors and leadership team
  • Perform group tutoring and mentoring
  • Maintain and submit center records, including data for program evaluation and assessment of student learning
  • Perform other duties as assigned*

Requirements of the position:

  • Available to work from June 28th to August 20th
  • Participation in mandatory training starting on June 28th
  • Participation in mandatory weekly staff meetings (Thursdays 9am to 10am)
  • Willingness to work between 5 and 20 hours per week, based on program need.

Basic Qualifications 

  • Completion (with a B or higher) of either WRI 10: Reading & Composition or Math 005
  • In good academic and judicial standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Effective communication skills with peers, faculty, and staff (both oral and written) 
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with minimal supervision
  • Knowledgeable about campus resources and how to access them
  • Ability to work with and support diverse student populations

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Previous or current employment as an undergraduate tutor in the Chem Center, Math Center, Peer Assisted Learning Support (PALS), Math Center, STEM Center and/or University Writing Center
  • Previous or current employment in the Success Mentor Program

Salary is based on an hourly rate of $17.26 and is based on the UC academic salary scales. 

Review of applications will begin 04/14/2021. Recruitment will remain open until all positions have been filled with a final date of 04/30/2021.

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Resume/CV - Your most recently updated resume or CV

  • Cover Letter

  • Transcripts (Unofficial)

Reference requirements
  • 1 required (contact information only)

Job location

Merced, CA