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Undergraduate Students

Become a Tutor

Opening November 01, 2020! 

Thank you for your interest in becoming a CETL Tutor.  The hiring process for Spring 2021 will start November 1, 2020.

To apply, please follow these instructions:

Step 1: Complete this flowchart

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 1-credit Tutor Training course which meets 1 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.

Due to COVID, 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 Rochester, NY during the Spring 2021. 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 1-credit Tutor Training course which meets 1 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 10:25am - 11:15am or 2pm - 2:50pm. This course is required for all new tutors.

Step 2: Download and save your unofficial transcript from the Student Access tab in Blackboard.

Step 3: Log in to your BlackBoard account and click on JobX > job code #22462. Complete the entry for this position and upload your resume if you haven't already uploaded a resume to JobX (My Account > My Documents > Resume).

Step 4: Upload the your unofficial transcript under the COVER LETTER section in JobX.

Step 5: Ask a UR instructor or staff member who knows you well to submit a short email recommending you for the position to tutoring@rochester.edu.  The email should speak briefly to your ability to work independently and professionally with students of diverse backgrounds and learning profiles.

Thank you for your interest in CETL Tutoring! 

CETL 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.  CETL 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.