Become a Graduate Academic Mentor

About Us

The StAAR Center at Tufts University is hiring Graduate Academic Mentors for the 2024-2025 academic year. We're looking for motivated graduate students who want to make a positive impact on campus.

What Mentors Do

  • Graduate Academic Mentors are responsible for providing one-on-one and group academic skills coaching to graduates and undergraduates.
  • Mentors support students in developing foundational academic skills, executive functioning skills, and best practices for success across disciplines.  
  • One-on-one work may include a focus on time management, interpreting syllabi, developing study techniques, note-taking strategies, and identifying and reaching out to additional campus resources. 
  • Members of our team will staff additional programming for groups of students including academic skills workshops, accountability groups, study halls, and proctoring exams. 

Who We're Looking For

  • Master’s and PhD students from any department on the Medford campus.
  • No GPA requirement
  • Previous work/volunteer experience working in a helping role is preferred but not required.
  • Encouraging applications from a diverse range of students, including those who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, multiracial, or POC, as well as underrepresented groups and bilingual/multilingual students.


  • Graduate Academic Mentors are expected to be available for at least five hours, and up to ten, per week of one-on-one appointments with students. 
  • Mentors are also expected to participate in all required training and professional development. All training and professional development is paid. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Approximately 20 hours of in-person and asynchronous training in July and August
    • Approximately 1 hour per month of professional development activities, such as team meetings and coaching observations.


  • $21.00 per hour

How to Apply


Contact Julie Gagliardi, Academic Success Coach, at