Become a Peer Tutor

Peer Tutors are trained to work with students on an individual and/or small-group basis. Tutors can help clarify course content and assignments, connect class notes and reading and practice problem solving.

If you are interested in joining the tutoring team, start by reading the Peer Tutor Position Description (PDF).


In order for you to be eligible for a peer tutor position, you must:

  • Earn a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA at CWRU
  • Earn an A (preferred) or B in the course(s) you desire to tutor
  • Be in good academic standing with the university
  • Be in good judicial standing with the university

Hiring Periods

Applicants are encouraged to apply at any time, but please understand there are two primary hiring periods.  In order to have applicants screened, hired, and trained in time for the beginning of the semester, the primary hiring periods are during June and December.  Any hiring done during the semester is usually on an as-needed basis, typically when we are getting requests for courses we do not have tutors for currently.  Applications are valid for one year and are the first source referred to when looking for applicants to consider.


** Please list all courses you feel qualified to tutor on your application**

Apply to be a peer tutor

Faculty Recommendation

All Peer Tutor applicants must provide a faculty recommendation for each course you wish to tutor. Applications will not be reviewed without a faculty recommendation on file.

Faculty Recommendation Form (Access restricted to faculty and staff.)

We recommend that tutor applicants forward a link to the Faculty Recommendation Form to the respective faculty recommender or direct recommenders to this webpage.

If you have any questions about becoming a peer tutor, contact Shaun Hoversten, assistant director of academic support resources.