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
  • Acquire at least one faculty recommendation for each subject you wish to tutor (see below)

Hiring Periods

Applicants are encouraged to apply at any time, but please understand there are two primary hiring periods.  Our largest hiring period is in April/May as approximately one-third of our tutors graduate every Spring.  A smaller hiring period is November/December as we look to fill positions for tutors who are leaving after the Fall semester.  Any hiring outside of these periods will generally be on an as-needed basis, ie, if you can tutor a course for whom we have no one else or our current supply of tutors can not meet the demand.  Thus, if you apply, please know you may need to wait until the next main hiring period to be considered.


** 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 subject (ex: BIOL, CHEM, PHYS) 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 of the Faculty Recommendation Form to the respective faculty member.

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