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How to Become a Tutor

Tutoring Services is always in need of tutors. Preference is given to current sophomores and juniors tutoring courses in their major, however seniors and those wanting to tutor courses outside of the major will be considered.

Types of tutors:

  • Peer Tutors
    • Peer tutors meet one-on-one or in small groups to review material in a specific course.
    • 2-3 hours per week, per tutee or small group
    • Flexible schedule based on tutor and tutees availability.
  • Supplemental Instructor (SI)
    • Available in certain targeted courses that are typically large and difficult.
    • SI's Attend class and holds study sessions outside of class time.
    • Professors are responsible for selecting the SI for their course.
    • Five hours per week - 3 in class and 2 study sessions outside of class time.
    • Set schedule based on course schedule and SI schedule.
  • Lab Tutors
    • Math and Business labs are available.
    • Majors in either math or business or related.
    • Must have the ability to tutor multiple courses possibly at the same time.
    • Variable hours and set schedule based on tutor availability.
  • Academic Coach
    • Coaches in study skills that help in all areas of academics.
    • Meets one-on-one or in small groups.
    • Facilitates workshops on study skills.
    • Variable hours and Flexible schedule.
    • Please contact tutor@kutztown.edu for specific requirements and an academic coach application.

General requirements:

  • Must have and maintain at least a 2.75 GPA overall with a 3.0 in their major.
  • Must have completed at least one semester at Kutztown University.
  • Must have a B+ or better in the course they wish to tutor.
    • Tutors may be approved for courses that are below their current course level.
      • Typically this is true of language and math courses.

If you meet the general requirements:

  • Complete the tutor application.
    • If you do not already have one, you do not need to obtain an employee number until you are hired.
    • You may have professor email referrals or fill out the second page of the tutor application.
    • Advisors may refer you for multiple courses in your major.
  • Email or hand in your application to Tutoring Services.
  • Your application will be reviewed for meeting the general requirements and the need for tutors in the courses you wish to tutor.
    • If there is need for tutors in your courses.
      • You will be asked to meet with the tutor coordinator for a brief interview.
      • If hired:
        • You will need to obtain an employee number from human resources.
        • You will need to complete new tutor training and monthly follow-up training.
        • You will be matched with tutees as soon as requests for your courses are made.
      • If you are not hired, you may reapply the following semester.
    • If there is not current need for tutors in your courses.
      • Tutoring Services will hold your application for the duration of the semester.
      • You will be contacted if the need for tutors in your courses arises.