Mandarin Chinese Tutor Application



About The Program

The SF State Chinese Flagship Program is federally-funded initiative for undergraduate students seeking careers related to China and the Chinese-speaking world. The Flagship Program provides language instruction, cultural training and overseas study experience to produce graduates with dual strengths in professional-level Mandarin language proficiency and their chosen career domain. The Chinese Conversation Program pairs Chinese Flagship students with native Mandarin-speaking tutors to help develop the students’ language fluency.  We are looking to hire a select group of fluent Mandarin-speaking SF State student tutors. Tutors are required to meet with each student for a one-hour conversation session each week. Depending on individual time availability, tutors may request to be assigned up to eight (8) one-hour sessions per week.

Eligibility and Compensation Information

To be eligible for employment as a Chinese Language Tutor for the Chinese Conversation Program, you must fulfill ALL of the requirements listed below:

  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 units as an undergraduate student or 4 units as a graduate student during the Fall 2018 semester
  • Hold a U.S. Social Security Card
  • Be a fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese; fluency will be assessed during in-person interview

Tutors will be compensated $13.00 per hour. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Qualified applicants will be invited for a short interview and language assessment with department staff and faculty. Overseas candidates will be interviewed via Skype. Successful applicants will complete eligibility verification and hiring procedures as required by SF State, which may take up to three weeks to complete.  However, work hours may be accrued after initial appointment, to be compensated following hiring procedure completion.

Please include a professional resume that details teaching experience, knowledge of Mandarin Chinese, and any other professional experiences or awards relevant to this position. Please include organization, positions held, job description and dates of employment or service. *If you have worked as a Language Tutor for our program before, please indicate that here.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.