Become a Tutor


Tutors must have received at least an A- in the course or an equivalent AP/credit for specified courses. There are, however, some exceptions to this rule! To see if you're eligible to be a tutor, please email the Tutor Clearinghouse.

For tutors who placed out of taking a specific course on account of their AP credit, it is your responsibility to read the syllabus of the course you want to tutor. We depend on you to be knowledgeable on the material that will be covered in the course. 

If it has been a while since you have taken the course, it is encouraged that you reach out to the faculty in order to be a great resource for your tutees.

Time Commitment

Tutors are expected to have in their schedule up to 3 hours per week available for each tutee (depending on individual tutee need).

Rate of Pay

The Tutor Clearinghouse pays its tutors $12/hour, with the exception of engineering tutors, who receive $15/hour.


Tutors must apply for the position every term. Your application does not carry over from term-to-term.


International Students are subject to different rules regarding on-campus employment.  Before accepting any emloyment be sure to review the rules and contact your OVIS advisor if you have any questions. 

F-1 Students, see:

J-1 Students, see:

Regular Tutor Application

Specific Match

Please note that in order for you to be matched with your specific tutee, all of the following steps must be completed:

  1. You must fill out an application requesting a specific tutee and your tutee also must fill out an application requesting you as a specific tutor
  2. You must both come meet with a Tutor Clearinghouse staff member during drop-in hours to discuss the match.

Please note: Specific matches are a two-step process. After filling in the forms requesting each other (Step 1 - tutor requesting tutee and vice versa), both tutor and tutee will have to come in any time during Tutor Clearinghouse drop-in hours for a short meeting to approve your specific match (Step 2). This is needed for all matches to be official. You do not need to wait for communication from the Tutor Clearinghouse to come in for a specific match meeting. Tutoring should only begin once these steps have been completed. Payments cannot be processed for tutoring that occurs before the match is official.  

Tutor Application Requesting a Specific Tutee

Training Sessions

Training is offered several times at the beginning of each term. Although training is not mandatory, there are some significant areas of concern that we hope everyone will value as a way to make their work that much more helpful for their tutees.

Haven't Been Matched?

If you have applied to be a tutor, but haven't received an email from us yet, it's because we haven't received any requests from students for tutors in that course. If you want to increase your chances of being matched, we encourage you to apply to be a tutor in a different course in which you have done well. Please email [email protected] at any time if you would like more tutees, or for information on what courses we are experiencing a demand in.