About Our Student Staff
The Campus Academic Resource Program (CARP) has a unique design unlike most academic support programs at SF State. With the exception of the Senior Program Coordinator, our administrative staff, coordinators, receptionists, and tutors are all current graduate or undergraduate students. This allows CARP employees to develop their professional skills by operating a well-respected tutorial and academic support program.
After a rigorous hiring and screening process, all tutors complete an initial two-week training program, which includes attending an orientation, participating in workshops, observing veteran tutors, and completing mock tutorial sessions. In addition, after our tutors begin tutoring, they continue to participate in our on-going training program, which includes completing staff development projects, creating and implementing supplementary academic support handouts, continuing to observe fellow tutors, and preparing to give workshops and specialized tutorial sessions.
Our coordinators routinely meet with SF State administration, staff and faculty in order to elucidate CARP’s philosophy and methods. Additionally, CARP’s coordinators meet with SF State faculty to address the professors’ specific academic concerns regarding both their students as a whole and specific referrals so that CARP can develop an academic support program that focuses on specific needs and issues.