Position Description

We seek exemplary students to serve as peer tutors for University of Minnesota students.


  • Assist students academically by:
    • establishing a rapport conducive to positive professional interactions
    • respecting differences in background, opinion, ability, and motivation
    • upholding standards of academic integrity
    • supporting the student in establishing challenging, yet attainable goals
    • maintaining confidentiality of protected information
  • Attend and actively participate in scheduled training sessions and staff meetings
  • Accurately record consultation proceedings and submit required documentation
  • Serve as a positive representative of the Peer Tutor program


Evidence of:
  • academic excellence
  • a demonstrated passion for education
  • superior communication and interpersonal skills
Applicants must:
  • be currently enrolled students at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • be undergraduates eligible for student employment
  • maintain a 3.0 college grade point average (3.2 preferred)
Applicants are eligible to support courses in which:
  • the applicant received a full "A" grade
  • the applicant demonstrated competency equivalence to an "A" grade through an AP Exam, CLEP Exam, IB score, transfer credit, etc.
  • the applicant received an "A-" grade and SMART receives an endorsement letter from faculty for each "A-" class
Highly competitive applicants also:
  • have advanced coursework in their area(s) of specialization
  • possess prior tutoring experience
  • are work-study eligible
  • support multiple courses


Tutoring shifts vary based on areas of specialization, and appointment hours. Most applicants are available at least 4 hours per week during peak times (Mon-Thu, 10a-6p). Preference is given to applicants who can work at least 8 hours per week.

Areas of Specialization

We are in most need of tutors who can support math (Calculus II and below), introductory physics, economics, chemistry, and/or statistics. 


Initial pay is $10.50/hr. Salary increases with training and experience.


Peer Tutors have the opportunity to:
  • earn College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certification
  • gain valuable, resume-building experience helping peers
  • refine interpersonal communication and tutoring skills

Application Information

  • The priority deadline for Fall 2020 is March 27, 2020, but applications are always accepted on a rolling basis after the deadline. Applications are kept on file for 2 semesters and reviewed in the event of an unanticipated vacancy.
  • All tutors must be available for a mandatory all-day training the week before classes begin. 
  • All tutors must complete required employment paperwork prior to attending training and starting work on the first day of class.

To Apply

  • Complete an application form and attach a copy of your resume and APAS report.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty will be required only if you receive an interview.