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Join Our Team

If you are a friendly, patient, dependable person and like helping others, come join our team!

The Learning Commons team is a talented, vibrant community of students, staff, volunteers, and faculty who work collectively and individually to provide students with the academic support and resources that allow them to succeed in the classroom and beyond. “We help students become better, more confident learners.” If you too, have a passion for helping students, take a moment to apply for one of our positions below.  It is a moment that will change your life and the lives of our students.

Tutoring Positions

Tutors make a huge difference in students’ lives by guiding their path towards success.  Learning Commons tutors provide academic assistance, empower students in learning how to learn, and help students successfully navigate college and their coursework.

Prospective tutors in any subject area are encouraged to apply, though we primarily hire Math, Science, and Writing.  Tutors must have received a grade of A or B in subject(s) applying to tutor. We hire both peer and professional tutors for up to 24 hours per week.    All tutors are required to engage in ongoing training that meets the standards set by the College Reading and Learning Association, an international organization of learning-assistance professionals. CRLA certifies programs to in turn train and certify tutors.

Please submit an application and appropriate documentation at the Learning Commons (Lower Level, Fannin Library) or send scanned application materials to the Office Coordinator, Nancy Colla.

  1. Learning Commons Part-Time Application
  2. Faculty Recommendation Form (for peer tutors only)
  3. Transcripts (all applicants)
  4. Writing sample (for Writing Tutor applicants only)

Check-in Staff Positions

As the primary point of contact between our students and our tutors, check-in staff members serve a valuable role at the Learning Commons. Check-in staff provide consistent, quality customer service to students and staff; create and maintain a welcoming environment; promote academic assistance at Phoenix College; and cooperate effectively as part of the learning commons team.

Check-in staff members must be a current Phoenix College student enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours and qualify for Federal Work Study each semester of employ.  Check-in staff may work up to 20 hours per week.

Interested applicants must fill out the Learning Commons Application and send a picture or screenshot of their Federal Work Study Award to

  1. Federal Work Study Request Form (scroll down to Student Procedures)
  2. Learning Commons Part-Time Application