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Department of

English

Southeast San Diego Tutoring Program

Girl Raising HandRegister for an Internship to

  • Tutor local school kids;
  • Gain valuable experience; and
  • Earn academic credit at USD

The program is open to all USD undergraduates, regardless of major.

The Southeast San Diego Tutoring Program invites you to register to intern at a local, low-income elementary school or middle school (K-8) to tutor children in basic reading, writing, and math. Tutors earn 1, 2, or 3 academic credits per semester for 3, 6 or 9 hours of tutoring per week, respectively, for ten weeks during the semester.

You decide the number of hours per week that you wish to tutor and the regular tutoring times that fit your schedule (min. 3 hours/week, 30 hours/semester). You may register either for Lower Division (if you are a freshman or sophomore with less than 60 units) or for Upper Division credit.

Lower Division:

ENGL 298: Section 01 (3 hours per week for 1 academic credit)
ENGL 298: Section 02 (6 hours per week for 2 academic credits)
ENGL 298: Section 03 (9 hours per week for 3 academic credits)

Upper Division:

ENGL 498: Section 01 (3 hours per week for 1 academic credit)
ENGL 498: Section 02 (6 hours per week for 2 academic credits)
ENGL 498: Section 03 (9 hours per week for 3 academic credits)

You need only devote time to tutoring, reflect on your experiences in a weekly journal assignment, and feel the rewards of helping kids.

In return, you gain:

  • Academic credit to speed you toward graduation;
  • Valuable knowledge from assisting teachers and working with children; and
  • Real life intern experience to further your career.

You will FEEL GREAT making a difference in the lives of children who need your help.

You may participate in the program for multiple semesters. Participation in the program earns English elective academic credits only, and participants receive a grade at the end of the semester. Grades are based on completion of program requirements (as evaluated by the program director and by the mentoring teacher at the school). As with any course, the program incurs additional registration fees for units that exceed a full schedule (more than 18 units), and students should consult with their academic advisors before registering.

Tutoring begins the third week of each semester. To request information or to register, please contact the director of the program, Tim Randell, by e-mailing trandell@sandiego.edu.