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Applying to Work as an Undergraduate Tutor

STEM Tutors provide one-on-one assistance for students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds and attempt to develop students’ conceptual knowledge in their respective courses while also providing feedback for student concerns about homework, exams, and study strategies.

The SSC offers tutoring for math, chemistry, physics, economics, statistics, biology, neuroscience, and engineering, and we would welcome applications from students with coursework in any of those disciplines.  We are especially interested in hearing from students who have earned an A- or higher in one or more of the following courses:

  • General Chemistry II - CHEM 1032/1952
  • Organic Chemistry II - CHEM 2202/2212/2922
  • Statistical Business Analytics - STAT 2103/2903
  • Intermediate Microeconomics - ECON 3501
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics - ECON 3502
  • General Physics II - PHYS 1062/1962/2022
  • Calculus II - MATH 1042/1942
  • Macro/Microeconomics - ECON 1101/1102/1901/1902
  • Anatomy and Physiology I - KINS 1223

In addition to course-specific knowledge, we are interested in hiring individuals who have:

  • prior tutoring or teaching experience. This could include experience serving as a Diamond Peer teacher, a departmental CA/TA, a high school tutor, or informal experience tutoring friends/siblings, etc.
  • prior peer leadership experience. This could include experience serving in student clubs, organizations or committees; experience with collaborative projects in a lab setting; etc.

SSC tutors earn $12/hour and have opportunities for advancement. SSC tutors typically work 6-15 hours per week; the hours are flexible and can be scheduled around other obligations.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to James Otwell, the Assistant Director for STEM Tutoring at: The application deadline is Wednesday, April 18th.

On your resume, please include the names of two faculty members whom we can call for a reference. (Ideally, these should be faculty members who can speak to your academic skills and engagement, and your ability to work with peers. A strong cover letter for a STEM Tutoring position should contain the following information:

  • Why you are interested in being a STEM tutor.
  • Why you feel you would be a good STEM tutor (include specific descriptions of previous tutoring, teaching, and/or leadership experiences as well as any philosophies of teaching that you have learned from your experiences).
  • Additional information about yourself that you believe speaks to your qualifications to be a tutor.

More general information and recommendations for writing cover letters can be found on the Career Center website or by visiting the Career Center.


Applying to Work as a Graduate Tutor


The Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS) invites applications from graduate students in Chemistry, Economics, Math, Physics, and Statistics who are interested in working as tutors during the 2017/2018 academic year.  CLASS tutors help students review class concepts and content, understand homework and other assignments, and prepare for exams.  Tutors also work with students on creating effective plans for studying and managing time.   

Candidates for tutoring positions should be broadly familiar with the concepts taught in the largest undergraduate courses taught in their department.  Candidates should also have some prior experience with teaching or tutoring, and an interest in developing their teaching abilities.  We welcome applications from individuals who have taken teaching practicum courses, or courses related to Temple’s Teaching in Higher Education certificate.

Graduate tutoring positions in the CLASS are Teaching Assistantships; they carry stipends, tuition remission and benefits in accordance with the current TUGSA contract.  We offer full-time (20 hours per week), half-time (10 hours per week) and quarter-time (5 hours per week) positions.  

The work hours are flexible and can be scheduled around other obligations.  

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter to James Otwell (   Applications are not currently being accepted for graduate tutors.