Subject Tutors

What is a Subject Tutor?

ARC Subject Tutors hold tutoring sessions with fellow students who need support in a particular subject area. Tutors work with students in one-on-one sessions, drop-in hours, study groups, conservation groups and workshops. We offer three different types of positions, with increasing levels of time commitments, training and student interaction.

What We Look For In an Applicant

If you are a Tufts undergraduate who has done extremely well in the courses you would like to tutor, and have superior interpersonal skills, you are an ideal candidate.

We look for tutors who can build rapport and establish trust with their students, who can convey complex conceptual material effectively and articulately. Great tutors have the qualities of a leader: a personable and approachable demeanor, the ability to collaborate effectively with others, a positive attitude, a willingness to help their peers, and integrity. Previous teaching or tutoring experience is helpful, but not required.

You must have completed the classes you want to tutor in order to apply. We make exceptions if you have placed into higher math or foreign language levels and successfully completed those classes at Tufts.

The subject tutoring program does not hire writing, English, humanities, or non-statistical social science tutors.

  On-Call Tutors
Head Tutors
Resident Head Tutors
Weekly Hours 5 hours/week of one-on-one tutoring

4 hours/week of one-on-one tutoring

2 hours/week of drop-in hours

2 hours/week of prep time

4 hours/week of one-on-one tutoring

4 hours/week of drop-in hours

2 hours/week of prep time

Compensation $12/hour, higher pay-rate for group sessions $2250 stipend, eligible for overtime $2250 stipend, free room in 1st year residence hall
Session Types

One-on-One

Study Group

Conversation Groups

One-on-One

Drop-in

Study Group

Conversation Groups

One-on-One

Drop-in

Study Group

Conversation Groups

Workshops

Training Requirements 6 hours, TBD 35 hours of training, 8/27/17-9/2/17, additional training offered 35 hours of training, 8/27/17-9/2/17, additional training offered
Application Requirements

Application form

Essays

Transcript

Resume

Faculty recommendation in each subject area

Foreign language department approval

Interview

Application form

Essays

Transcripts

Resume

Faculty recommendation in each subject area

Character recommendation

Foreign language department approval

Interview

10-15 min lesson presented to panel

Application form

Essays

Transcript

Resume

Faculty recommendation in each subject area

Character recommendation

Foreign language department approval

Interview

10-15 min lesson presented to panel

Applications Available March 2017 Now! December 2015
Application Deadline April 2017 February 3, 2017 February 3, 2017
Interview Period April 2017 February 2017 February 2017
Hiring Decisions May 2017 February 2017 February 2017
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