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How to Become a Tutor

How to Become a Tutor or a Learning Assistant (LA): 
Employment at the Warrior Tutoring Center (WTC) and the Math Question Center (MathQC)

Tutors and LAs enjoy a flexible schedule, targeted professional development, and a means of making money while helping their fellow students become successful, confident, independent learners.

Tutors and LAs are needed every year in mostly 100 and 200-level introductory courses.  Being a tutor/LA is a great skill builder and resume builder. As a tutor/LA, you enhance your communication skills, and build confidence, and master course content.

While hours are extremely flexible, tutors are expected to tutor a minimum number of hours per week, to commit to a semester long experience, and commit to CRLA or LA training offered at the Center. They are also asked to adhere to all WTC and MathQC procedures and to keep hourly limitations in place for tutoring.

All tutors and LAs must submit complete the following steps:

  1. Apply online through the ESU Student Employment Site
  2. Request two Recommendations from Faculty (one must be from the faculty member of the course in which you wish to tutor)
  3. An interview with the Tutorial Program Coordinator or Success Coach will be scheduled AFTER applying online and submitting recommendations.
  4. Once all recommendations and the interview have been successfully completed, you will receive a provisional offer. At that time you will need to complete the following steps:
    1. Fill out all Human Resources application materials and provide Human Resources with all necessary documentation
    2. Complete clearances

Returning tutors will need to meet with the Tutorial Coordinator and complete Human Resources training.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can work at the WTC and the MathQC?

Any student who has an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, has earned at least a B (B+ for MathQC) in the course they wish to tutor, and have been recommended by their professors.

What courses does the WTC and the MathQC need tutors for?

The need tutors for varies from semester to semester. We are almost always in need of tutors for STEM courses and Economics.

How much do tutors get paid?

We pay our undergraduate tutors $9.00 an hour (above minimum wage) and our graduate tutors $11.00 an hour. Learning Assistants level I earn $9.00 an hour and level II $11.00 an hour. 

How do you become a tutor?

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in becoming a peer tutor, submit an application, recommendations, and set up an interview.

Tutor Training and CRLA (the College Reading and Learning Association) Certification

The CRLA International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) is an internationally accepted standard of skills and best practices for peer tutor training. Successful completion of CRLA training provides our tutors with national tutor certification. Thousands of college tutors around the globe have received CRLA certification.

All LA tutors and drop-in tutors must attend mandatory tutor training workshops on topics related to the College Reading and Learning Association Level 1 certification requirements. CRLA training sessions focus on best practices and tools needed to effectively deliver one-on-one and small group tutoring sessions.

In order to become CRLA Level 1 Certified Tutor, tutors must:

  • Complete a minimum of 10 hours of tutor training
  • Successfully complete a minimum of 25 hours of actual tutoring experience

CRLA certifications:

  • provides recognition and positive reinforcement of the tutorial program and tutors’ work
  • sets professional standards for tutoring
  • provides a resume item that shows tutors have particular skills and achievements
  • Enhances professional tutoring opportunities
  • Can be nominated for CRLA Outstanding Tutor Award, which includes a $250.00 honorarium and a plaque