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NB: We are not currently hiring tutors. If you are interested in applying to become a tutor, you can register here to be contacted when hiring begins. Also,  be sure to consult this page later in the academic year for updated information about our call for applicants.


Now Hiring Tutors for 2018-2019! (Apply by April 16)

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.

For the 2018-2019 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 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 year there will be a mandatory training on August 21, 2018.

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 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 August 2018. (As needed to maintain a new staff, we may also accept applications in December for tutors to begin in January.)

Current deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018

Application Process:

  1. Download and fill out the Tutor application form.
  2. Submit your completed application using the submission form.
  3. Request a copy of your transcript be sent to Tutoring Services (see instructions on application form).
  4. After a first round of review, applicants may be invited to schedule a short interview (in-person or over the phone during school breaks).


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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