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What tasks are performed by PAL Leaders?

  • Schedule PAL group sessions outside the class/lab meetings
  • Facilitate PAL group sessions with activities that focus on class content
  • Prepare activities for PAL sessions, such as handouts, games, group discussions, etc.
  • Consult regularly with the instructor of the class
  • Attend the class/lab regularly (on-ground, synchronous online, or Canvas course room)

What is needed from a PAL Leader Applicant?

  • Have earned an A or B in the class (or higher-level class) to facilitate
  • Have earned an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of six units within the Los Rios Community Colleges
  • Be recommended by the instructor of the class
  • Submit a completed PAL Leader Application

PAL Leader Application form

What is next for applicants offered a PAL Leader position?

  • Applications are reviewed after submission of all materials, which include the PAL Leader Application, Applicant’s Unofficial Transcript, and Faculty Recommendation.
  • Not all applicants will be hired; yet applicants and instructors will be informed of the hiring status by the PAL Coordinator usually by the second week of the semester.
  • Applicants are hired based upon the needs of the college, department, and class.
  • Applicants may be hired as paid or volunteer PAL Leaders.
  • Paid PAL Leaders earn the current minimum wage.
  • Applicants must submit appropriate employment paperwork to the Tutorial Services Assistant (LRC-136).
  • Leaders cannot begin working until given a start date by the Tutorial Services Assistant.
  • Leaders are to be trained, and need to enroll in LTAT 311: Introduction to Peer Group Tutoring. A waiver may be granted for successful completion of a tutor education class.
  • Leaders may need to complete LRCCD’s Sexual Harassment Policies & Prevention online training within the semester.
  • Leaders are to attend at least one PAL Leader meeting (in person or virtual) during the semester.
  • Leaders will submit a monthly timesheet signed by the instructor/supervisor.


PAL Program Coordinator
Loretta Robicheau, M.S.
Phone: (916) 558-2183


Learning Resource Center, LRC 151
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822