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Tutor Applications

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, French, Mathematics, Neuroscience, and Physics.

For Spring 2018, we are seeking tutors qualified for tutoring Chemistry 1601/1602, Chemistry 2212, Mathematics 1100, 1200, 1201, 1300, and 1301, Biological Sciences 1511, Physics 1502, 1601, and 1602.

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. 

Time commitment:  Tutors commit to 4-8 hours/week, in addition to which they make time to attend periodic staff meetings. We ask all of our tutors to commit to working for at least a semester (preferably a whole academic year).

Location: We require all of our tutors to hold their one-on-one tutoring sessions at the Collaboration Learning Suite (1801 Edgehill Ave., Suite 112).

How do I become a tutor?

We are currently soliciting applications for tutors to begin in January 2018. In general, we will accept new applications, as needed to maintain a full staff, as each new semester approaches.

Current deadline: Monday, December 18, 2017

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 Ave., Suite 112) is our shared space, in which 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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