How to Become a Tutor

What is a Peer Tutor?

In the broadest sense, a tutor's job is to help fellow students understand what you have already succeeded in learning, using your previous classroom and academic experiences as a foundation. This is a learning experience for both tutor and student, as both individuals discover different ways of problem solving through collaboration. It is an excellent way to share ideas, but it is imperative to keep in mind that it is a two-way street. You are venturing into a job that will benefit your classmates and you.

Benefits to Becoming a Tutor

  • Help other students achieve academic success
  • Meet GREAT people
  • Build your resume
  • Reinforce material you've learned & hone your own study skills
  • Earn money ($10/hour)

Tutor Eligibility

  • Be currently enrolled at Jacksonville University
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above
  • Maintain a B average or higher in courses tutoring
  • Display enthusiasm for learning 
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of tutored subject matter
  • Show a deep desire to help others with their learning process
  • Punctuality, generosity, flexibility, personal organization
  • Have great initiative and a strong work ethic
  • Demonstrate reliability and punctuality

How to Apply

We are now beginning the hiring process for Fall 2021-Spring 2022.  Applications for Peer Tutor positions can be found at For full consideration all application materials are due by April 9, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Lee Ann Clements at