STUDENT EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION FROM THE CATALOG:
Work programs provide students with the opportunity to earn money to help with college expenses while gaining valuable job experience. Student employment opportunities are generally available to all Caltech students, even those who have not applied for financial aid or qualified for need-based aid. Students should go to the Career Development Center website to see relevant job listings.
Please note that students may work no more than 16 hours per week (no more than 12 hours per week as undergraduate teaching assistants). Undergraduate TAs must be in good academic standing (eligible, and not on probation), and good disciplinary standing (not on disciplinary probation) for the term in which they are serving as a TA, and must be approved by the undergraduate deans. First-year students may not work during fall term. Students can expect to earn at least the City of Pasadena minimum wage of $16.11 per hour. Compensation rates will vary based on the position, a student's skills, and previous work experience.
The Undergraduate Deans' office hires tutors who have done well in the courses that may be challenging especially the core. Tutors keep track of the hours they work and are then paid by the Deans' Office on a bi-weekly basis through payroll.
Peer tutoring is intended to supplement lecture, precept, lab and office hours and not replicate or replace them. Tutoring is most effective when the student is actively engaged in the course and comes prepared to a session. Students should first integrate information presented in class and texts, so that they possess the conceptual knowledge necessary to effectively engage the problem sets or other assignments. They also need to have done enough of the work to identify their conceptual questions.
Tutors should only help with concepts, offer guiding questions and pointers, and not to provide answers or to check them. Please be especially mindful of the Honor Code as you engage in tutoring. All coursework students produce must be their own work. This is not a collaboration—the product must be entirely the student's.
If you are interested in helping your fellow students, please complete the documents below and the training module and send the completed documents to Deansoffice@caltech.edu
Tutor Description and Qualification Form
Tutor Student Employee Data Form
If you are looking for a tutor, please visit: /AcademicSupport/peer-tutor-information
Please visit: Caltech Career Development Center for other work opportunities on campus, and Financial Aid if you have questions about work study.