All reading and writing consultants at the Language Success Center are friendly and professional faculty instructional specialists, graduate
students, and peers trained to work with students who are at different
class levels, from different disciplines, and in various stages in their
Consultants enjoy writing, reading, helping
others, learning new ideas, and working with a diverse college community.
might help a student practice academic behavior by asking questions,
reviewing assignment directions, generating ideas, developing editing
techniques, discussing revision choices, and reviewing methods for critical reading. Reading and writing consultants
will help students to develop composing, editing, and proofreading
skills, and active reading strategies. The Language Success Center’s philosophy is, “Yes, we can help you with
All of our non-certificated writing consultants are required to participate in
an ongoing training program certified by the College Reading and Learning
How do I become a
Language Success Center consultant?
You may apply to become a Language Success Center
consultant as an Apprentice 2, Apprentice 4, or faculty instructional
Apprentice 2's do not possess a bachelor's degree.
They provide individual tutoring and basic computer and online
instructional support for faculty, staff, and students. Apprentice 4's
possess a bachelor's degree. They
provide mentoring and individual, small group, and online
Apprentice applicants must also meet the following
An “A” in the
subject-matter to be tutored (Exceptions can be made at the
Instructional Specialists’ discretion.)
stating the applicant’s qualifications
An interview with the
A bachelor’s degree
(Apprentice 4 only) and transcripts
Faculty instructional specialists must meet minimum requirements for
instructors at a California community college.
They provide mentoring and individual, small group, and online tutoring,
and they facilitate Language Success Center workshops.