Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life


Peer Tutors

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Peer Tutors assist students with drop-in tutoring in math, chemistry, physics and biology 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 certified program. Learn more about peer tutoring at

Tutoring is offered on a drop-in basis with teams of two or more tutors working together. Peer tutors work 4–8 hours per week during the following times:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7- 9 p.m. in various residence hall locations
  • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Younkin Success Center
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for Veteran tutoring between Noon – 3 p.m. in the Smith Lab Veterans Lounge and Younkin Success Center, depending on class schedule availability

Why become a Peer Tutor?

  • Our program is College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certified. We offer extensive paid training to provide our tutors the best skills for their job
  • Our tutors say tutoring helps them know their subjects better
  • Get experience coaching and educating your peers
  • Compensation is $9.51 per hour

Consider applying if you have:

  • competency in any one or all of the subjects of math, chemistry, physics and biology
  • knowledge of the key concepts within the subject area(s)
  • excellent communication and listening skills
  • a positive attitude and a pleasant demeanor
  • patience and respect for the students you would be 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 - 12 credits, Graduate Students - 8 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 application if you are able to tutor in Mandarin Chinese
  • Residence hall tutors cannot also hold Ohio State Graduate Associateships/Assistantships
  • Our program is College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) 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

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