How to Become a Tutor
- 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:
- Social Sciences
- Computer Science
- Students must complete an application at the link below:
- The Tutor Program hires both work-study and non work-study students.
- 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.
- 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).