How to Become a Tutor

female tutoring male studentApplicants must:

  • be enrolled in a degree/certificate program at UMaine and be taking at least 6 credits
  • have passed UMaine course(s) they wish to tutor with a “B” or better
  • have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • be available to work approximately 4 to 6 hours per week
  • be available for mandatory training TBD each semester in order to complete certification requirements

Tutors are most needed in the following subjects areas:

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Math
  • Sciences

To apply:

  • Students must complete an application at the link below:
    • Tutor Program Application
      • *In order to complete this application, you must be logged into your email/UMaine Portal.
  • The Tutor Program hires both work-study and non work-study students

Tutor responsibilities:

  • Work with groups of students for two hours (per group) each week
  • Prepare for tutoring sessions
  • Be aware of student progress and the various metacognitive learning strategies applicable to the material covered
  • Complete bi-weekly report(s)
  • Attend tutor training sessions to fulfill College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certification requirements
  • Detailed responsibilities are more clearly outlined at the time of the interview

Tutor benefits:

  • Tutors are paid hourly at minimum wage (currently $12.75/hour)
  • Tutoring is a beneficial way to prepare for upper level courses, GREs, and other professional exams
  • Develop and improve inter- and intrapersonal communication skills
  • Upon completion of training and 50 hours of tutoring, tutors earn two levels of certification from the College Reading and Learning Association.
  • Tutors who are hired may elect to earn 1, 2, or 3 academic credits (EHD298, a Field Experience course through the College of Education and Human Development)