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 Peer Tutor

  • Help other students achieve academic success
  • Build your resume
  • Reinforce material you've learned & hone your own study skills
  • Pay Rate ($13/hour)

Peer Tutor Eligibility

  • Be currently enrolled at Jacksonville University.
  • Must be classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior (based on need per course/student request).
  • Must have taken the courses wishing to tutor, at Jacksonville University.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Maintain a B average or higher in courses wishing to tutor.
  • 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.

How to Apply

We are hiring for mathematics, science, business,  and nursing tutors. If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor please fill out the required documents attached below and email them to Dee Thornton at You may also reach out to Dee Thornton at 904.256.7972 to further inquire about becoming a peer tutor. Faculty, please email your completed reference forms directly to Dee Thornton at Thank you.

Peer Tutor Application Packet Faculty Reference Form Course List