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Peer Tutors

We are currently accepting applications for the Peer Tutor position.

Peer Tutors assist students with drop-in tutoring in math, chemistry, and physics at several locations across campus.

Our peer tutors are upper-class students who have demonstrated aptitude and success in math and science and receive training through our nationally certfied program. 

Learn more about peer tutoring at go.osu.edu/peertutoring.

Tutoring is offered on a drop-in basis with teams of two or more tutors working together. Peer tutors will work two to four 2-hour shifts (4-8 hours per week) during the following times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in various residence hall locations
  • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Younkin Success Center
  • Various daytime hours (usually between 12:00-3:00pm) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday in the Smith Lab Veterans Lounge and Younkin Success Center, depending on class schedule availability.

Tutors are expected to possess:

  • Competency in any one or all of the subjects of Math, Chemistry, and Physics
  • knowledge of the key concepts within their assigned subject area(s)
  • excellent communication and listening skills
  • a positive attitude and a pleasant demeanor
  • patience with, and respect for, the students they are helping
  • a desire to act as a good academic role model
  • a commitment to acting ethically and to treating all students equally

Minimum Qualifications

  • Full time undergraduate or graduate student status at The Ohio State University at all times throughout the semester(s) of employment. Undergraduates = 10 credits, Graduate Students = 9 credits
  • 2.80 GPA or higher for undergraduates / 3.33 GPA or higher for graduate students (A grade of B or higher is required for individual classes that you wish to tutor in)
  • Completion of at least one year of undergraduate study (you may apply Spring Semester of your first year to begin working Fall Semester your second year)
  • Ability to verify one’s identity and authorization to work in the U.S.

Please also note:

  • Tutoring is also offered for subjects in the Mandarin Chinese language. Please note in your resume or cover letter if you are able to tutor in Mandarin Chinese.
  • Residence hall tutors cannot also hold OSU Graduate Associateships/Assistantships.
  • Our program is CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association) Certified and requires our tutors to complete 10 hours of paid training for the position and maintain a B or higher in any class they wish to tutor.
  • Compensation is $9.00 per hour.

Application

Please submit your cover letter, resume, OSU Advising Report, and faculty referral form (found at top right of this page) to tutoring@osu.edu to complete your application for this position. All materials will be reviewed once all materials have been submitted and select candidates will receive an interview invitation.

Download your Advising Report by going to OSU BuckeyeLink and clicking on "Generate Advising Report" from the main page. 

If submitted electronically, faculty referral forms must be submitted by the faculty member to tutoring@osu.edu with the applicant's name in the subject of the email. This form can also be submitted in hard copy to Shannon Mullally at 190 W. Woodruff Ave. Columbus, OH 43210 but the Faculty Referral Form must be in a sealed envelope with the faculty member's signature across the seal of the envelope.

 If you have any questions, please email us at tutoring@osu.edu!