Prospective & Current Student Tutors

Tutoring is a great way to get involved, help other students and reinforce important material.

become a tutor

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: 

  • answering questions  
  • recommending study skills
  • asking questions 
  • checking for understanding 
  • helping students achieve their goals 
  • listening
  • sharing resources
  • providing examples
  • explaining difficult concepts 


top 10 reasons to become a tutor

  1. Reinforce and build your own knowledge

  2. Schedule your work around your classes

  3. Build your resumé

  4. Strengthen interpersonal communication skills

  5. Form bonds with students

  6. Impact a student’s academic achievement

  7. Network with fellow students

  8. Develop leadership skills

  9. Gain recognition at the Tutor Awards Ceremony

  10. 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: 

TLC Peer Tutor Employment Process

The student employment process is as follows:

  1. Interest Form

    Business and Liberal Arts, Computer Science, Mathematics, Music, or Science
  2. Interview Selection

    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.

  3. Interview

    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.

  4. Notification

    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.

  5. 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.
  6. 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.

  7. Training

    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 sessions:

Tutoring Center Contact Information 

Tutoring Coordinator: Ali Brill
Location: Cook Library, Room 347
Phone: 410-704-2291

Tutoring Coordinator: Ali Brill
Location: Cook Library, Room 347
Phone: 410-704-2291

Tutoring Coordinator: Kyle Cummings
Location: 7800 York Road, 4th floor Tech Hub
Phone: 410-704-2424

Tutoring Coordinator: Chris Dillon
Location: Center for the Arts, Room 2087
Phone: 410-704-2821

Tutoring Coordinator: Siamak Salmasi
Location: Science Complex, Room 3301R
Phone: 410-704-3054

Tutoring Coordinator: Sandrine Tchatie-Leudeu
Location: Cook Library, Room 347
Phone: 410-704-3283

Spring 2024 Important Dates

Event Date
Spring Break No Tutoring/Coaching 3/17 - 3/24
Easter Holiday No Tutoring/Coaching 3/31
Student Employee Appreciation Week 4/8 - 4/15
Student Employee Appreciation and Certification Event 4/10, 12-2 p.m.
Last day of Tutoring/Coaching 5/10
Finals Q&A 5/13, 4-7 p.m.

Supplemental Training Dates

Event Date
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 2/16, 1 p.m.
Confidence Based Leadership 3/8, 1 p.m.
Utilizing Your TLC Experience on Your Resume and Job Search 3/29 or 4/5, 1 p.m.
Stress Management 4/19, 1 p.m.
CliftonStrengths Session TBD