Learning Support Center


What the LSC Expects from a Tutor

  • Respect
  • Patience
  • Help with study skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Concentrated effort to help aid in your understanding of difficult material
  • Ability to help identify learning obstacles and ways to overcome them

Person to contact for interview:
Leandro Schuab
(602) 787-6947

Instructions on how to apply:
Submit application, unofficial transcripts, and resume to Leandro Schuab. Email or deliver documentation the Learning Support Center.

Subject Tutors: Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics and Writing

Pay Rate: $10.50 - $13.50 

Hours per week: P/T up to 19 hours

Duties: Tutor students individually and in small groups. Provide reinforcement and practice of course material, aid in the comprehension of course material, and offer test reviews as needed.


  • Received a grade of A or B in subject(s) applying to tutor
  • Students must be recommended by subject instructor(s)
  • Works well with students from varied backgrounds, age groups, and skill levels
  • Must be patient and have a strong desire to help students
  • Requires strong communication skills
  • Must attend tutor training first semester of employment if hired

Applicants with a degree do not require a faculty recommendation.

Job Title: Front Desk Assistant (Federal Work-Study Only)
Department: PVCC Learning Support Center
Phone: (602) 787-7180
Pay Rate: $10.50 per hour Hours per week: 19.5 hrs. per week Benefits Eligible: NO
Job Duties:

  • Greets and assists students, staff, faculty, and the public in person and by phone;
  • Answers general questions and directs persons to appropriate campus offices;
  • Provides assistance to students using services (i.e. assigning students to tutors and academic coaches, tracking student usage, checking resources in and out, assisting with Rosetta Stone);
  • Performs general office duties;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Must have a complete 2017-18 FAFSA on file and have financial need;
  • Must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours;
  • Must meet satisfactory academic progress (SAP);
  • Must be able to maintain confidential information;
  • Must have excellent customer service skills;
  • Must work well with persons from varied backgrounds, age groups, and abilities;
  • Must be reliable;
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.) preferred.

Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday, 3:30 pm.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (some flexibility in start times Monday-Thursday)
Instructions on how to apply: Submit resume and cover letter detailing qualifications by email to: yoshie.hoffmann@paradisevalley.edu.
What is the Federal Work-Study Program?
Federal Work Study (FWS) is a program funded by the federal government and is designed to help students gain valuable work experience and supplement their income while attending school. A FWS position is treated just like a normal job, so you must follow proper employee etiquette.
Top Reasons to participate in the Federal Work-Study Program:

  • Flexible hours – schedule around your classes!
  • Gain valuable employment experience – build your resume;
  • Your wages are not counted towards next year’s contribution for financial aid – possibly get more aid!
  • Studies show that students who participate in the Federal Work-Study program have better time management skills and perform better in their studies!

Students can lose their eligibility for federal work-study throughout the year for the following reasons:

  • If you fall below 6 credit hours of enrollment;
  • If you are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP);
  • If your financial aid award package changes after you’ve been awarded federal work-study funds