Become a Tutor
Tutoring your peers is rewarding, both academically and
emotionally. In addition to the satisfaction that comes from
supporting others as they work to achieve their academic goals, you
will have the opportunity to hone and reinforce the knowledge you
have attained from your classroom experience.
Students willing and recommended to tutor will be placed on a
list according to which subjects they wish to tutor. When a student
comes to the Learning Resource Center to request a tutor for a
specific subject, we will email the tutors on that particular
In order to become a peer tutor, students must meet the
qualifications listed below:
- Assist students with problem sets, papers, and other
subject-related coursework. Discuss difficult concepts and provide
new approaches to understanding them.
- Listen actively and provide clear explanations.
- Create a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Be approachable and
willing to help students. Show enthusiasm for tutoring and the
- Introduce study strategies and skills which will assist
students with their coursework.
- Work with both individuals and small groups.
- Serve as an example of organization, responsibility,
punctuality, and success for tutees.
- Exhibit patience and positive attitudes in establishing an
encouraging learning environment.
- Participate in mandatory spring and fall tutor training
sessions. Topics include: introduction to the LRC, learning styles,
confidentiality, working with students with disabilities, "soft"
study skills, etc.
- Keep accurate records of tutoring appointments and submit them
- Check and respond to emails at least once a day.
- Address any tutoring related concerns with Tutor
- Follow through on Tutor Coordinator/Supervisor requests in a
timely manner. Submit timesheets, transcripts, etc. by set
- Complete an end-of-semester performance evaluation.
- Complete and submit a tutoring session report at the conclusion
of each tutoring session.
- Must be a currently enrolled student at Butler University.
- Must have completed at least 1 academic year at Butler
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Minimum grade of B in courses for which student will be
- Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to communicate effectively, maintain cooperative peer
relationships, teamwork oriented, dependable, attentive to detail,
friendliness and approachability.
- Applicants must provide at least one Butler faculty member as a
reference and have him or her complete the online Tutor
Terms of Employment
- Tutors are expected to work during some evenings and
- Tutor must be available for a minimum of 2 hours per week for
each tutee they are assigned to work with. Students may tutor
anywhere from 0-20 hours per week, however, we cannot guarantee the
number of hours you will be assigned. The number of hours you
receive is contingent upon your available hours, the courses you
can tutor, and the number of students requesting a tutor for those
- Tutors must maintain confidentiality and objectivity in all
matters related to fellow students and tutoring
- Continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory job
performance evaluation by the Tutor
If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please complete
an online application. If
you have any questions about becoming a peer tutor,
please contact the Learning Resource Center by email, by phone (317)
940-9308, or stop by the office in Jordan Hall, room 136.