Become a Tutor

Our hiring for Spring 2022 is completed.

If you are interested in joining our team as a tutor we will be hiring again at the start of the fall semester.

If you have questions please email

Tutoring offers multiple benefits, including, of course, altruism (you help out your fellow students) and self-interest (you make some extra cash).  Tutoring also further develops and sharpens your disciplinary knowledge; in the process of tutoring, one's understanding of the discipline and field will become deeper and stronger. It also provides the opportunity to enhance tutoring-specific skill sets such as group facilitation, formulating clear and useful explanations, and making assessments. Skills which are applicable not only to teaching but also to medicine and other fields. 

We are seeking prospective tutors who: are accomplished, have an A- or above in the course(s) they want to support, and possess (and want to develop) skills essential for effective tutoring.  Students with a B+ in the course may be considered.

We are in particular seeking tutor applicants who have taken: ECO 202, EGR 153/154, MAT 104/175, PHY 102/104, PSY 251 or SPI 200.

Fall courses supported:

CHM 201, CHM 207, CHM 301, ECO 100, ECO 101, EGR 151, EGR 152, MAT 103, MAT 104, MAT 175, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 203, MOL 214, ORF 245, PHY 101, PHY 103, POL 345, R-Programming

Spring courses supported:

CHM 202, CHM 304, CHM 302 (formerly CHM 304b), ECO 100, ECO 101, ECO 202, EGR 153, EGR 154, MAT 103, MAT 104, MAT 175, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 204, MOL 214, ORF 245, PHY 102, PHY 104, PSY 251, SPI 200 (formerly WWS 200), R-Programming

McGraw Center Tutors work can work in both or one of the following formats: 

Study Hall at Frist

  • Sunday – Wednesday from 7:30-10:30 p.m., and Sunday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. (3 hr. shifts)
  • Group drop-in tutoring 
  • Located on the 200 and 300 levels of Frist

Individual Tutoring 

  • Sunday – Thursday from 7:30-10:30 p.m., and Sunday 1:30-4:30 p.m. (3 hr. shifts) 
  • Located on the 300 level of Frist, outside of the McGraw Center
Tutors generally work two shifts per week and are paid $16.00 per hour, including time spent in training. New tutors attend a 3-hour orientation and training.  All tutors are required to attend 3 training workshops per semester (from 1-1.5 hours each). We also ask that you keep up with the course via Canvas so as to provide the best possible tutoring and provide feedback via surveys when asked.  
Tutors can tutor for the Residential Colleges as well as for the McGraw Center.  You'll need to inquire about becoming a residential college tutor with your Director of Studies. 

Questions?  Please ask tutorsatmcgraw. The full application can be found (and submitted) here.