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Tutor Applications

NB: The application window is currently closed. If you are interested in applying to become a tutor, you can register here to be contacted when hiring begins for AY 2019-2020. Also, be sure to consult this page during the spring semester for updated information about our call for applicants.


Now Hiring Tutors for Spring 2019! (Apply by Sunday, December 9)

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.

For the Spring 2019 semester, 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 group study sessions.

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. This spring, mandatory training will take place in January. Tutors are also required to attend staff meetings (held monthly).

Time commitment:  Tutors commit to 2-8 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 all of our tutors to hold their one-on-one tutoring sessions at the Collaborative Learning Suite (1801 Edgehill Avenue, Suite 112).

How do I become a tutor?

We are currently soliciting applications for tutors to begin in January 2019. (We will begin soliciting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year in March 2019.)

Current deadline: Applications are due by Sunday, December 9, 2018. We will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis. 

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. In-person interviews will take place between December 11-14, 2018.


Questions? Please contact Tutoring Services via email.


What is the Collaborative Learning Suite?

Great question! Beginning in Fall 2017, Tutoring Services came under the auspices of the Writing Studio. The Collaborative Learning Suite (1801 Edgehill Avenue, Suite 112) is our shared space. Both our tutors and clients benefit from our 10+ years of success at promoting collaborative, individualized learning--not to mention the atmosphere of fun and dedication exuded by our amazing staff of undergraduate and graduate writing consultants and subject tutors.


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