Tutoring is a great way to get involved, help other students and reinforce important
Working as a TLC Peer Tutor
Experience as a tutor looks great on a resume and can demonstrate your helpful nature,
mastery of academic content and exceptional communication skills to potential employers.
At all five of our locations, peer tutors assist students in various ways, including:
recommending study skills
checking for understanding
helping students achieve their goals
explaining difficult concepts
top 10 reasons to become a tutor
Reinforce and build your own knowledge
Schedule your work around your classes
Build your resumé
Strengthen interpersonal communication skills
Form bonds with students
Impact a student’s academic achievement
Network with fellow students
Develop leadership skills
Gain recognition at the Tutor Awards Ceremony
Convenience of working on campus
Applying to the TLC
The TLC employs about 60 peer tutors every semester. We encourage applications year-round,
but we do most of our hiring in January and August. If there are no positions available
at the time you apply, we will contact you if an opportunity becomes available. Before applying for a position with the TLC, please review the following:
After reviewing the interest forms, Coordinators contacted selected students to interview.
If selected for an interview, candidates must complete an application and return it to the coordinator. All tutors must have a minimum of two recommendations
and a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.0 or higher.
We will begin your interview by describing briefly the kind of work you will be doing
and what we see as the most challenging and rewarding aspects of that work. Next,
we will ask you to answer several questions to evaluate how well you fit the available
position. Then, we will answer your questions about the job.
Within five business days (usually sooner), the coordinator will review your application
and interview results and notify you regarding our decision, along with information
about your employment start date. Coordinators will send out recommendation requests
to the faculty you listed. Two faculty recommendations are required. Whether or not
we offer a position, you will receive notification.
New Student Orientation
Once you accept a job with the TLC, you will receive a checklist with details about
the student employment clearance process. This will include completing the “New Student
Employee Orientation” available to you through Blackboard, You will be added to the
orientation module allowing you access to a detailed PowerPoint and follow up assessment.
You will need to achieve an 80% or higher for it to be considered complete.
Human Resource and Payroll Paperwork
You will be contacted by the TLC Payroll Coordinator to complete I-9 paperwork with
original documentation and paperwork through Payroll for direct deposit and W-4.
Once you are fully processed, you will submit and approve timesheets every 2 weeks.
Visit the Payroll Office page for more information.
Your coordinator will work with you to set up your employment start date, which includes
a meeting to orient you to the work environment. You will complete either online or
in-person training through our certified training program. The training and recommendations
are required before beginning to tutor. We follow the College Reading and Learning
Association’s Guidelines through our certificated training program. All tutors are
required to complete level one certification training by the end of one year of tutoring.
Openings are listed in Handshake and the TU Today campus email publication when there
is a need for a specific subject.
Tutoring Tools and Resources
Please review the important resources below to assist in preparing for your tutoring
Student tutors should review the information below for important dates and events.
Student Employee Meet & Greet
9/15 from 12pm-2pm in Academic Commons, Cook Library room 340
Tutor Appreciation Week
10/2 - 10/6
Night Against Procrastination
11/14 from 7pm-11pm
Spring 2023 Most Outstanding Math Tutor Awardee
Meet Adam Powell, TU's Spring 2023 most outstanding tutor. Adam has lived in Maryland in the Baltimore area his whole life. He started attending
Towson in Fall, 2021 to pursue a Bachelors degree in mathematics with a concentration in
actuarial science. He started working as a math tutor in March 2022 after hearing
about the tutoring center from faculty. Adam's tutoring philosophy is "practice and repetition lead to proficiency."