3598 School Aide 3

Physics Tutor

Recruitment #PEX-3598-107321



Student Equity Professional Physics Tutor

The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) housed within the Learning Assistance Discipline and located in the Library and Learning Resource Center at City College of San Francisco (CCSF), provides tutoring in math, chemistry, physics, biology, accounting, economics, world languages, social and behavioral sciences, and other subjects. Our tutor training program is certified through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) to certify our tutors as Level 1 Tutors.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, identities, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps.

This position’s main focus is to support closing the opportunity gap in physics courses at CCSF through individual and small group tutoring, embedded tutoring inside the classroom, developing supportive connections with department faculty, staff and students, and offering study groups and workshops within the discipline (Physics). The position requires the delivery of both in-person and online services.

Note: This position may be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Appointment Type: One (1) Permanent-Exempt, Part-Time (30 hours per week), School-Term-Only (200 days) position.

This position is grant-funded and is funded on a yearly basis. Hours are flexible and subject to change after appointment dependent upon grant status.

Exempt employees are considered “at will” and serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.

School-Term-Only (STO) employees are hired for a specific work calendar and may not have an assignment during the school academic breaks.

LOCATION: City College of San Francisco, Learning Assistance Center, 50 Frida Kahlo Way, San Francisco, CA 94112


1. Provide direct one-one-one tutorial sessions and small group sessions in a variety of physics courses offered at City College of San Francisco. (Exs: PHYC 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, & 10).

2. Aid students with problem-solving strategies and study strategies to increase their learning and comprehension.

3. Establish partnerships with department instructors and retention programs to strengthen the tutoring program in the LAC and increase visibility of services to the community and college constituency.

4. Organize and implement equity-minded classroom presentations to enhance awareness of tutorial services available in physics courses.

5. Facilitate small group tutoring workshops for students in related physics courses.

6. Engage in professional development training sessions that focus on equity discourse.

7. Provide academic support services through both in-person and online formats.

8. Deliver online tutoring services synchronously and asynchronously.

9. Develop effective tutoring and mentoring approaches through conferences, shadowing other tutors, conducting observations and participating in meetings.

10. Serve as a mentor to student peer tutors in the Learning Assistance Center.

11. Maintain data related to closing the opportunity gap.

12. Facilitate equity-minded workshops focused on best practices and problem solving strategies to support peer tutors in the Learning Assistance Center.

13. Support the Learning Assistance Center in the recruitment and training of new CCSF peer tutors.

14. Support tutoring needs at other CCSF Centers, such as, but not limited to Mission, John Adams and Downtown.

15. Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair and Student Equity Tutorial Coordinator.


Successful completion of two (2) years of college (60 semester units) PLUS paid experience working with young people or college students.

Note: Work experience with the District as a College Work Study (CWS) student or Lab Aide (3591 classification) will not be considered or applied as qualifying experience.


1. Successful completion of, or instructional experience with, college-level physics courses within the last 7 years.

2. Ability to tutor students in college level physics courses within a high-volume, diverse community college learning assistance center.

3. Experience in teaching, tutoring, or delivering academic support to students at the post-secondary instructional level is strongly preferred.

4.  Experience in teaching, tutoring, or delivering online academic support to students at the post-secondary instructional level is strongly preferred.

5. Experience working in a large urban community college environment with a diverse cultural and ethnic student body is highly desirable.

6. Knowledge of effective, student-centered tutoring techniques and strategies in academic subject areas.

7. Ability to incorporate technology effectively into tutoring sessions.

8. Ability to provide synchronous and asynchronous academic support.

9. Possess strong communication skills in written, oral and online formats.

10. Demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to varying academic abilities of students at a large, diverse, equity-minded community college.

11. Commitment to supporting students of various academic and cultural backgrounds in reaching their academic goals and achieving success.

12. Be self-directed and able to complete assignments in a timely manner.


In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice.  As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.


To be considered for this position, an online application must be submitted by clicking on this link http://jobs.ccsf.edu/postings/4865 along with the following materials. The following materials must be submitted by the filing deadline. Applications filed without the required documents will be rejected.


1. Completion of City College of San Francisco's online application (click here to be routed to City College of San Francisco's job website) ; AND

2. A letter expressing interest in the position specifically indicating how you meet the Minimum and Desirable Qualifications as listed in this announcement and identifying the department above, AND

3. A current resume summarizing educational background and related work experience; AND

4. Educational verification as stated below:

Verification of qualifying education must include copies of transcripts, diplomas, or certificates posting your degree(s) and major(s). If verification cannot be obtained, the applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why such verification cannot be obtained. Request for waiver will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Foreign degree (s)/coursework used as qualifying to meet minimum qualifications must be evaluated by a foreign degree evaluation services organization, before an application can be processed. Please contact the City College of San Francisco Human Resources Department at (415) 452-7660 for evaluation sources. Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver with the application at the time of filing will result in rejection of the application.

Verification of Experience:

Verification may be requested at any time during this recruitment and selection process. If requested, verification of experience needed to qualify must be submitted on the employer's letterhead and indicate the name of the applicant, job title, dates of employment, hours/week, and duties performed and must be signed by the supervisor and/or appropriate company representative. Verification experience may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to submit the required verification or request for a waiver at the time of verification is requested may result in the rejection of the application.




Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.


General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Issued:  November 10, 2020
Carol Isen
Acting Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-3598-107321
Department CCD/ CN/cnorris@ccsf.edu


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.


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