Tutoring is a great way to get involved, help other students and reinforce important
How do I become a student tutor?
Our tutors must have a B+ or higher in courses that they tutor, as well as a minimum
3.0 GPA. Additionally, two recommendations from faculty members must be completed
and returned. Each tutor is required to attend tutor training at the beginning of
Openings are listed in Handshake and the T3 campus email publication when there is a need for a specific subject.
top 10 reasons to become a tutor
Reinforce and build your own knowledge
Schedule your work around your classes
Build your résumé
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
What is involved in the hiring process for student tutors?
In addition to submitting an application, students should also submit two letters
of recommendation and be prepared to attend an interview.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. If a need arises, qualified applicants
will be invited in for an interview. Make sure to identify the courses that you would
be interested in tutoring. Complete the Tutoring & Learning Center Application for Student Employment (DOCX) and please send it via email to tlc AT_TOWSON or drop it off at the Tutoring and Learning Center, located in Cook Library, Room
Two letters of recommendation from faculty in the course areas that you will be tutoring
will be required. The recommendation forms to provide to faculty will be provided
to the students as part of the interview process.
Should you be contacted for an interview, you will be asked to answer a series of
questions. Tutors being interviewed for science, music or computer science will need
to bring a completed checklist from the coordinator.
Information for New Student Tutors
Once hired, new student tutors must complete the “New Student Employee Orientation”
module through Blackboard, submit paperwork through the Office of Human Resources
and attend training.
New Student Employee Orientation
The “New Student Employee Orientation” will be available to you through Blackboard
once you are hired. 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.
Tutors meet with the Tutoring and Learning Center to complete required paperwork,
and the student employment checklist. As part of this process, tutors will complete
eligibility requirements by verifying eligibility to work with the Office of Human
Resources (I-9 Documentation), drop off the form to payroll and complete direct deposit
and W-4 paperwork. Once you are fully processed, you will submit and approve timesheets
every 2 weeks. If you need a Spring 19 payroll schedule, click here
All new tutors attend a mandatory orientation training prior to working as a tutor
and continue to receive training for continued development each semester. 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.
Tutoring Tools and Resources
Please review the important resources below to assist in preparing for your tutoring