How to Become a Tutor

female tutoring male studentApplicants must:

  • be enrolled in a degree/certificate program at UMaine and be taking at least six credits.
  • have earned an A or B in the course(s) they are willing to tutor.
  • have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • be available to work a minimum of 6 hours per week.

Tutors are most needed in the following subjects areas:

  • Math
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Social Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science

To apply:

  • Students must complete an application at the link below:
  • 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 $12.15/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).