Tutor Application


Before you submit this application, please confirm that you meet our eligibility criteria. If you do not meet all of the criteria but would still like to apply, please e-mail us first and describe your situation.

1) You must be legally allowed to work in the country that you currently reside in and you must be allowed to work in an off-campus position. We do not sponsor tutors; J-1 or F-1 international students or any non-immigrants who do not have work permission cannot be a part of the BuffTutor Network.

2) You must have a 3.0 or better major GPA (out of 4.0) in your field of study, not just a 3.0 cumulative GPA

3) You must have earned a B or better in the course you wish to tutor. A transcript must be provided.

4) You must have at least one year (or 2 semesters) experience as a tutor, teacher, teaching/learning assistant or instructor. This is non-negotiable! Simply assisting friends with a class or homework or working as a grader does NOT count as teaching experience.

5) You must have excellent communication skills and you must be fluent in the language that you teach in. Foreign Language tutors must be fluent in the Foreign Language they wish to tutor.

6) You must be able to work with assigned students through the end of the semester and be around until the end of finals. If you have plans to travel during the semester, you cannot be away for more than 7 days in the semester (this does not include school holidays). You will not be required to be available or to work during school holidays/breaks.

- You cannot tutor the same course/class that you are currently employed by the university or school in any capacity, such as a professor, teacher, teaching assistant, learning assistant, course assistant, grader, etc. For example, if you are hired to assist with course XYZ at School A, while employed in that position, you cannot tutor that specific course for students attending School A

- To tutor a course that is part of a series, you must have completed all courses in the series with a B or better. In other words, to tutor Calc 1, you must have completed Calc 1-3, achieved at least B each course.

- You can only tutor courses you are proficient in, that are directly related to your field of study, or that you have experience tutoring/teaching; in other words, simply taking a writing course does not make you qualified to be a writing tutor.

My Info

Session Details

Previous Experience

Detail your past teaching and tutoring experience. Be sure to include:
1) Duration at each position (1 semester, 1 year, 6 months)
2) Challenges you faced and how you handled them
3) How your past experience has influenced your teaching/tutoring approach and what makes you an exceptional tutor.

List 5 positive qualities of previous teachers/mentors that you've had and how you (or how you will) incorporate those attributes when you work with students.

List 5 negative qualities of previous teachers/mentors that you've had, why they were ineffective and how you do (or would do) better.

Additional Details

Any thing we need to keep in mind when reviewing your application. For example, "I am job searching and will leave mid-semester when I get my dream job".

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