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 two 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.

Peer Pedagogy Seminar for Head Tutors

Head Tutors are required to enroll (during their first fall semester as a Head Tutor) in a 2-credit, pass/fail course on peer pedagogy (through the Tufts Experimental College) as part of their ongoing training and education.  This course meets for 90 minutes once each week in the early evening (exact day/time TBA).  

The seminar is a hands-on, experiential course in education pedagogy, the theory and practice of peer education, and tutoring best practices.  

During the seminar, Head Tutors will be exempt from all other trainings, with the exception of the initial training in August.  After the fall semester course, tutors will be required to attend monthly Head Tutor meetings.
 
  On-Call Tutors
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

1 hour/week of prep time

Compensation $12/hour, higher pay-rate for group sessions $2250 stipend, eligible for overtime
Session Types

One-on-One

Study Group

Conversation Groups

One-on-One

Drop-in

Study Group

Conversation Groups

Training Requirements

6 hours, TBD

Monthly Required Meetings

35 hours of training, 8/25-8/31 2019, additional training offered

Required Weekly Peer Pedagogy Course (first fall semester of tutoring)

Application Requirements

Application form

Essays

Transcript

Resume

Faculty recommendation in each subject area

Foreign language department approval

Interview with mini-lesson presentation

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

Applications Available February 2019 Apply Now!
Application Deadline March 2019 February 1st, 2019
Interview Period March-April, 2019 February-March 2019
Hiring Decisions May 2019 March 2019
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