Become A Tutor

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

Individuals 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 one year from application date for future consideration.

Tutor job requirements include:

  • Work anywhere from 8 to 20 hours/week
  • Attend general training at the beginning of each semester
  • Attend new tutor training during first or second semester of tutoring
  • Attend monthly training with ARC Graduate Assistants or DAE faculty
  • Other duties as assigned

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:

Please note, all application materials must be submitted online via the links below.

  • Complete a tutor application form online
  • 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.
    • Instructors will be emailed directly with a link to complete their reference form once your application has been completed.

If selected as a tutor, new hires will complete a 20-hour tutor training course (a one-hour institutional credit course) as part of the program and tutor accreditation through the College Reading and Learning Association. Newly hired tutors will begin tutoring while taking the course. Students cannot register for the course prior to being hired as a tutor and may have to enroll in the course the following semester.