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STEM Tutor Applications

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Tutoring is a great way to hone your own knowledge of a subject and to build valuable interpersonal communication skills. We’re glad that you’re considering joining our team of dedicated tutors!

Tutoring Services offers appointment-based assistance to all currently enrolled Vanderbilt students who wish to enhance their academic performance in classes offered by the College of Arts and Science in the following departments: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, and Physics. We also offer a number of academic support services in partnership with the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center and the Office of LGBTQI Life.

A diverse tutoring staff helps us support the academic success of Vanderbilt’s diverse student body. We welcome applications from students of diverse backgrounds and particularly encourage individuals from underrepresented minority backgrounds to apply. The position does qualify as a Federal Work Study position, and students who anticipate receiving Federal Work Study in the coming academic year are encouraged to apply.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, we are seeking excellent students to work with their peers in the following classes:

  • Chemistry 1601/1602 (General Chemistry)
  • Chemistry 2211/2212 and Chemistry 2221/2222 (Organic Chemistry)
  • Mathematics 1100, 1200/1201, and 1300/1301 (Survey of Calculus, Single-Variable Calculus I and II, Accelerated Single-Variable Calculus I and II)
  • Biological Sciences 1510/1511 (Introduction to Biological Sciences)
  • Physics 1501/1502 and 1601/1602 (Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences I and II, General Physics I and II)
  • Economics 1010/1020 (Principles of Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomics)

The Position & Job Responsibilities

Our tutors offer one-on-one learning support to their fellow students in subjects in which the tutors have already excelled themselves. Our tutors also have the option of helping to facilitate our popular Pre-Exam Study GroupsWeekly Learning Roundtables, and MCAT HYC: Biochemistry groups.

Pay: Undergraduate tutors begin at $10/hour, while graduate tutors will earn $15/hour.

Training: Tutoring Services tutors benefit from paid training and professional development activities while taking part in a collaborative community of dedicated peer and near-peer educators. Mandatory training for the 2020-2021 AY will take place in August just before classes resume. Tutors are also required to attend staff meetings (held monthly).

Time commitment:  Tutors commit to 4-8 hours/week, in addition to which they make time to attend three staff meetings per semester. We need tutors who can commit to working for a whole academic year (although the number of hours worked per week can be adjusted between fall and spring semesters).

Location: We require that all one-on-one tutoring sessions and group sessions take place in our tutoring space in the Curb Center Building (1801 Edgehill Avenue), Suite 112.


How do I become a tutor?

We are currently soliciting applications for tutors to begin in August 2020. 

Current deadline: Applications are due by Monday, April 6. We will begin reviewing applications beginning Tuesday, April 7.

Application Process:

  1. Fill out the online Tutor Application Form. (The form, which includes two short answer essay questions, will allow you the option to save and return to an incomplete application – to use this option, select “Save and Return Later” at the bottom of the page and record the return Survey Code generated.)
  2. Request a copy of your transcript be sent to Tutoring Services. (See instructions on application form.)
  3. After a first round of review, applicants may be invited to schedule a short, in-person interview.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Miriam Erickson, Tutor Support Specialist: