Tutor Application

We hire outstanding students recommended by SUU faculty. Tutors assist students with improving academic achievement by helping students with course material and the development of study skills and test-taking strategies. Assistance might include 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 serve various subjects: Math, Chemistry, Economics, Accounting, Biology, Physics, Nutrition, Psychology, History, and more. Tutors assist students in the Tutoring Center (ELC 204) with drop-in and pre-scheduled one-on-one tutoring. Small group tutoring is also offered through Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Groups which are held in SUU classrooms.

* English courses and writing tutoring in general is served through the Writing Center, not the Tutoring Center.


  • Be a current SUU student.
  • 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).
  • Completed at least one semester at SUU.
  • Recommendation of at least two SUU faculty members. (Provide names, we will contact.)
  • Excel at working with peers in a cooperative learning environment.
  • Enjoy helping others to learn.
  • Strong work ethic.

The more commonly requested courses an applicant has completed, the better chances for hire.

"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)