Peer Tutoring Positions

Primary Responsibilities

Peer Tutors are UC students who are interested in providing one-on-one academic support to their fellow students. Tutors are recruited from colleges across the university to provide assistance in a wide range of courses. The Peer Tutors’ primary roles are:

  • Facilitating tutoring sessions with UC students online or in-person, based on student preference
  • Attending all scheduled tutoring sessions on time and be prepared to assist students as required
  • Providing a safe space for students to learn and make mistakes using strategies learned through the Peer Tutor training workshop
  • Attending trainings as required to continually develop tutoring skills
  • Maintaining a professional attitude about matters such as class standards, grades, and other student complaints
  • Modeling appropriate professional attitudes and behaviors to all UC staff, faculty, and students
  • Acting as a representative for the Peer Tutoring program across campus

Peer Tutoring Hours

Peer Tutors must be available for tutoring appointments at least seven hours per week, within Learning Commons operational hours (Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm and Friday 9am-4pm).

Tutors based on the UC Clermont campus who desire to tutor in-person must be available during UC Clermont Learning Commons operational hours (Monday-Friday 11am-4pm). UC Clermont-based tutors are welcome to add online-only hours within the Learning Commons operational hours listed above.


Required Qualifications

Competitive Peer Tutor applicants will have:

  • Earn and maintain at least a 3.0 University GPA and 3.0 Term GPA each semester
  • Earned at least a B+ in courses wishing to tutor
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one full semester at UC
  • Available to tutor in-person at either Clifton or UC Clermont campuses (virtual-only exceptions may be made, particulary for supporting online courses or online programs)

Reference Requirements

Applicants are required to submit at least 1 reference and are encouraged to submit 2 references.

The one required reference is strongly encouraged to be a University of Cincinnati Faculty member who teaches/taught one of the courses you are applying to support. For example, if you are applying to tutor for CHEM 1030 and MATH 1062, at least one of your references should be from a faculty member who teaches one of those courses. 

Recommendations from fellow students will not be accepted, unless they are graduate students who have known the applicant in an academic capacity (instructor, TA, project advisors, etc.). Instructors from other institutions will be accepted on a case by case basis.

How to Apply

Once you have reviewed the position responsibilities and qualifications, go back to the Student Employment main page and apply. You are able to select more than one position you want to apply for within the application, but you should not select all positions.

Questions? Contact the Learning Commons front desk at (513) 556–3244 or email the professional staff member supervising the position. Go to the Learning Commons Professional Staff page for details on the supervisor you should contact.