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Employment at the LAC

Working at the LAC is rewarding and looks great on a resume. As a student, you may work up to 20 hours a week on campus, and may be employed by more than one program if you meet all the qualifications.


General Qualifications

  • You must be a CSULB student currently enrolled in 6 or more units (does not apply to Conversation Lab volunteers or if you are enrolled in GS 700).
  • You must have and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • To tutor or lead an SI for any course, you must have received a grade of B (or better) in that course.
  • You must demonstrate excellent communication skills.

See additional requirements for specific positions in the chart below. If you have additional questions about a position after reviewing the qualifications, please contact the program coordinator.


Additional Job Qualifications




Starting Salary

Student Assistant/

  • Provide LAC information to students, staff and faculty.
  • Schedule appointments.
  • Enter data.
  • Process calls using multi-line phone.
  • Make photocopies.
  • Send faxes.
  • Support LAC professional staff with various tasks and projects.

Hours: 6 - 15 hrs/weekly

  • Some keyboarding skills, and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is beneficial.
  • Must have good communication skills and be open to learning new skills.
per hour
Graduate Assistant in the Learning Skills Program
  • Meet weekly with students in individual appointments, as assigned by program coordinator, to help students develop Learning Skills pertinent to academic success and keep updated record of each student meeting in online system
  • Weekly observation of Learning Skills staff appointments for professional development purposes
  • Assist in data entry/record checking as needed and other program responsibilities as assigned.


IMPORTANT: Graduate students are permitted to be employed as a Graduate Assistant (GA) or Teaching Associate (TA) for a total of six semesters.  Graduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 units during each semester employed unless graduate student has less than 6 units remaining to be completed on the graduate program or fewer than 6 units on the graduate program are being offered or enrolled in GS 700 as the final course.  This is university policy.

  • B.A. or B.S. degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Communications or related field
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Acceptance into CSULB for post-baccalaureate studies
  • Ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.

Required Documentation

  • Letter of application addressing qualifications and stating research and career interests
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript from institution awarding the highest degree
  • Unofficial CSULB transcript

All materials should be sent to:

Jennifer Luarca, Program Coordinator

CSULB Learning Assistance Center 

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-9507

Telephone: (562) 985-1873


  • Meet with students in an individual or group tutoring format to clarify course concepts, lectures, and readings, or practice essential skills.
  • Provide guidance in studying the subject or course.

Hours: 6 - 20 hrs/weekly

  • Major or minor in the subject area or related field.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Comfortable tutoring a range of courses in your subject.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Note: To tutor any course, you must have received a grade of B (or better) in that course.

per hour
Supplemental Instruction

  • Help groups of 10-30 students master challenging course content through effective study strategies, such as reading, note-taking, and test-preparation.

Hours: 11 hrs per week

For more information click on SI Position Description SI Position Description in Adobe PDF Format

  • Upper class or graduate student.
  • Major or minor in the subject area or related field.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA,
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Note: To lead an SI for any course, you must have received a grade of B (or better) in that course.

per hour
ESL Specialist Tutor ESL students individually or in a small group. Participate with professional staff in assessing student needs, planning curriculum and assisting students with academic English language development.

Hours: 10 - 20 hrs/weekly
  • Upper division or graduate student.
  • All Majors are welcome. English, Linguistics (esp. TESL), Bilingual Ed, foreign language, or Communication Studies preferred.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must have passed the WPE.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors.
  • Native-like fluency in standard oral & written English.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must know English grammar rules and have the ability to teach it to ESL students.
per hour
Conversation Lab Volunteer
  • Meet with ESL students individually or in a small group to enhance students' English conversation skills, grammar and fluency, pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms, and application of these skills to academic tasks (oral and written).

Hours: 1 or more per week

  • Native-like fluency in standard oral and written English.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Some understanding of difficulties of mastering a second language.
  • College degree or professional experience highly desirable.