Become a Tutor

The Academic Resource is proud to employ over 70 graduate and undergraduate peer tutors.

small8Individuals who tutor through the Academic Resource Center come from a variety of academic backgrounds and majors but share a common passion for serving their peers and the UGA community through knowledge sharing, encouragement, and academic support.

Tutors are selected through a competitive application process and materials are reviewed regularly based on changes in tutoring demand and staffing.

There is no deadline to apply and all application materials are kept on hand for future consideration.

To qualify for a peer tutor position you must:

  • Hold a minimum 3.25 overall GPA
  • Hold a minimum 3.25 GPA in the subject(s) to be tutored
  • Must have completed at least one semester of classes at UGA
  • Be able to commit to working a regular schedule
  • Have excellent communication skills and a patient approach to explaining concepts
  • Be able to recognize when to make referrals to appropriate campus resources when assistance beyond a tutor’s qualifications is needed

To apply to become a peer tutor:

  • Complete a tutor application form and related essay
  • Seek a faculty or teaching assistant recommendation for each of the subjects to be tutored
    • Students do not need a separate recommendation for each course. However separate recommendations are required for each subject.
    • A recommendation from a Math instructor would be sufficient for MATH 1101 and MATH 1113. However, a student interested in tutoring Chemistry and Biology courses would need separate recommendations from an instructor in each of those departments.
  • Submit an application and recommendation(s), or have the recommendation(s) sent to Rachel Pharr at 126 Milledge Hall or e-mail rkvandergriff@uga.edu.

If selected as a tutor, new hires must complete a 20-hour tutor training course (a one-hour institutional credit course, UNIV 1103) as part of program and tutor accreditation through the College Reading and Learning Association. Newly hired tutors will begin tutoring while taking the course.

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