Be a Tutor
Content Area Tutoring (CAT) hires tutors in subjects ranging from art history to zoology on both the Idaho Falls and Pocatello campuses. Our tutors are typically undergraduate and graduate students, although we occasionally hire non-students to help with high-demand courses.
CAT tutors set their own hours. A tutor may choose to work a just few hours a week or, in a high-demand subject, may be able to work many more. All tutors must participate in ongoing training, not to exceed 10 hours per semester.
Tutor wages start at $7.50/hour for undergraduates and $9.50/hour for graduate students. They rise to $7.75 and $9.75 after five hours of initial training and to $8 and $10 after five more required training hours. A further raise is available.
As a tutor, you won't just help other students be academically successful; you'll also learn more than you ever imagined about the subjects you tutor!
To be a tutor, you'll need
- a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- a "B+" or better ("B" on a straight grade scale) in the course(s) you'd like to tutor. If you didn't take the course, ask the department chair or a faculty member teaching it to email us a short note explaining why you're qualified to tutor it.
- the endorsement of the department chair or a faculty member (endorsements cannot be accepted from graduate students) teaching the course. This endorsement must specify the exact courses you may tutor.
- an official or unofficial transcript showing the letter grade you earned in the course.
Interested? Print out our Peer Tutoring Application or pick one up from the Student Success Center's offices in Pocatello (REND 323) or Idaho Falls (CHE, Room 220).
NOTE: All returning tutors must fill out an application listing their current schedules, contact information, and the courses they want to tutor. New faculty endorsements are not necessary unless they are for new classes.
Last Modified: 03/07/2013