Tutor Application

We hire outstanding students recommended by SUU faculty to serve as tutors. Tutors assist students with course material and may also assist students with developing effective study skills and test-taking strategies. Assistance might include clarifying and reviewing class material, working on solutions to problems, discussing the text and other reading materials, or predicting and practicing potential test questions. Tutors bring experience, expertise, and enthusiasm to learning.

We primarily serve the following subjects: Math, Chemistry, Economics, Accounting, and Physics, Biology, Engineering, and Computer Science. We also serve courses in Nutrition, Psychology, History, Foreign Language, Philosophy, FLHD, Management, Political Science, etc. See our top 10 most requested courses.

Tutors assist students in the Tutoring Center (ELC 204) with drop-in and pre-scheduled one-on-one tutoring. Some tutors also lead small group tutoring through Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Groups which are held in SUU classrooms. Full-time students are restricted to working no more than 20 hours per week. Tutors work a consistent weekly schedule (with university holidays off).

* English courses and writing for all subjects are served through the Writing Center, not the Tutoring Center.

Qualifications:

  • Be a current SUU student
  • Completed at least one semester at SUU
  • 3.50 or better cumulative GPA (3.75 or better preferred)
  • Earned A or A- in courses you wish to tutor (test out/skip acceptable for some lower-level courses)
  • Recommendation of at least two SUU faculty members (provide names, letters not necessary)
  • Excel at working with peers in a cooperative learning environment
  • Enjoy helping others to learn
  • Strong work ethic

 

"Aside from the financial benefit of tutoring, I thoroughly enjoyed spending the time I did with the students I helped and the other tutors I worked with. I am proud to say that I was just accepted to three dental schools. The different leadership experiences that came from helping students at the Tutoring Center was something I talked a lot about on my application and during the interviews I had. It was a true privilege to have worked with you and the other staff in the Tutoring Center." - Carter Milne (Dec. 2020 Graduate)