Tutor Positions

Tutor Positions for Spring 2023

Description and Duties

A tutor assists the instructor by providing tutoring to individual students or small groups of students who require additional help. Duties include:

  1. Attend one lecture a week
  2. Hold office hours and review/problem-solving sessions, as needed
  3. Participate in review sessions using written content/slides generated by the instructor
  4. Answer student questions related to course material transmitted via email, asked in person or posted in an online forum
  5. Meet each week with the instructor
  6. Attend Instructional assistant meetings, i.e. tutor and TA meetings, facilitated by a Faculty in Charge of the Tutoring
  7. Other applicable duties as assigned by the instructor


Tutoring is an excellent way to improve communication and people skills, learn to work in groups to set and accomplish goals and learn teaching skills that will be beneficial for future internships or jobs in academia or industry. Additional benefits include:

  1. Tutors play an important role in providing a quality education for other undergraduate students and achieving the educational goals of the course.
  2. Tutors work closely with faculty who can become mentors and references.
  3. Tutoring experience on a resume is highly valued, both for internships and for post-graduation job placement. 

Minimum Requirements

To apply, students must:

  1. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  2. Have a minimum grade of B in the course to which they are applying
  3. Have Completed at least two semesters by the start of Fall 2022.
  4. Be on campus to work, starting the first day of the semester
  5. Receive training on how to be an effective mentor, a week or two before the start of the semester.

Application Process

  1. Determine if you are eligible to serve as a tutor by reviewing the minimum requirements above.
  2. Apply online. The link can be found at the bottom of this page, and it is updated every semester
  3. Thoroughly complete the online application, including your course preferences.
  4. Instructors will review applications and indicate hiring preferences.
  5. Applicants are notified roughly according to the schedule outlined below. Applicants are only notified if they receive an offer. We do not send out notifications that you didn't receive an offer.
  6. If this is your first time serving as a tutor, you will need to complete new hire paperwork.

Tutor Expectations

Tutors are expected to:

  1. Be punctual, communicative, and respectful.
  2. Attend all mandatory meetings.
  3. Be available and eligible to work from the first day of the semester.
  4. Required to attend ONE class each week, for the section selected for tutoring.

Performance Evaluations

In certain courses, tutors are evaluated by the instructor of the course and by the students enrolled in the course via online evaluation surveys conducted at the end of the .

Tutor Hours

  1. Undergraduate tutors are typically assigned 5-20 hours per week for 15 weeks during fall, and spring.
  2. Your appointment letter will explicitly state your hour per week assignment and your appointment percentage.
  3. Do not exceed your total semester hours. 
  4. If you feel that your faculty supervisor is requesting more time than you have been assigned, please contact the department immediately for a confidential consultation. 
  5. If your instructor asks that you work before the start date on your appointment letter, contact the department immediately.  Do not work before the start date outlined in your appointment letter.
  6. Undergraduate tutors are paid biweekly and must submit time cards via PeopleSoft. Submit your time cards on time so that you can be paid on time. 
  7. Be very conscious of your time cards, and be honest and accurate in your time reporting. Record and report actual time worked. Do not report average or expected time worked.  Time cards should only reflect hours actually worked. 

You must accept an official appointment offer and complete your hire or rehire paperwork before starting your work as a tutor.

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