Become a Tutor

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Learning Center tutor. We are not hiring at this time. Please check back at the end of October 2022 for spring 2023 application information. 

Is Becoming a Tutor Right for You?

A flowchart to help determine if becoming a tutor is right for you.

Do you have a 3.0 overall GPA here at the University of Rochester? If not you will need to take some time to build up your GPA and focus on your academic goals. If you do, becoming a tutor may be a good fit.

Do you feel academically confident in the courses you want to tutor? If not we would recommend not applying to be a tutor. If you do, then becoming a tutor may be a good fit.

Are you willing and available to enroll in a one-credit Tutor Training course at the start of next semester (meeting one hour a week with some work outside of class)? If not we would recommend not applying to be a tutor. If you do, then becoming a tutor may be a good fit.

Is there a faculty member or TA you feel comfortable reaching out to for a recommendation (required)? If not we would recommend connecting and working with faculty in the future to create a network for professional and academic support. If you do, then becoming a tutor may be a good fit.

Are you willing to keep excellent records of your tutoring sessions and the hours you work? If you’ve answered yes to this question and the questions above, then you should apply to become a Learning Center tutor! Proceed to step two of the application process.

Eligibility

We will be unable to hire any students located internationally, so please take that into consideration when applying. Also note that preference will be given to applicants who will be located in/local to Rochester, NY during the fall 2022 semester. Other applicants will be considered but only eligible for hire upon administrative approval.

You should apply to be a tutor only if you have an overall University of Rochester GPA of 3.0 or higher, you feel academically confident in the courses you wish to tutor, you are able to enroll at the start of next semester in the one-credit Tutor Training course which meets one hour per week with work outside of class, you have a faculty member or TA you feel comfortable reaching out to for a recommendation, and if you are willing to keep excellent records of your tutoring sessions and hours worked.

*Please make sure that you will be available for one of the CASC 312 course on Fridays at 10:25-11:15 a.m. or 2-2:50 p.m. This course is required for all new tutors.

Apply to Become a Tutor

If you meet all of the eligibility requirements above, then you are ready to apply to become a tutor!

Step 2: Download and save your unofficial transcript from UR Student. Information on how to access your unofficial transcript can be found on IT’s UR Student training page.

Step 3: Log in to your BlackBoard account > Services > Jobs and Internships > JobLink and search for 'Tutor' (Job ID 22462) to apply. Review and complete the application, which includes submitting your resume and unofficial transcript.

Step 4: Ask a UR instructor or staff member who knows you well to submit a short reference form to: https://forms.office.com/r/W4QydFerrx.

Your reference should be able to speak briefly to your ability to work independently and professionally with students of diverse backgrounds and learning profiles.

Selection Process

The Learning Center makes tutor selections based on subject demand. While we hire an array of tutors for different subjects, chemistry, biology, data science, computer science, physics, engineering, economics, and math are all high demand subjects and therefore make for desirable applicants. The Learning Center will notify you before the end of the semester regarding an interview or to let you know the positions have been filled. Please feel free to apply again next semester if you are not chosen during this round of hiring.