Rockford, Illinois

Become a Tutor


Preliminary information for becoming a Peer Tutor

A peer tutor is a student employee position.
Eligibility requirements for student employment:

To tutor during the fall or spring semester, tutors must be registered for at least 6 credit hours that semester.  The student cannot audit these hours or take them pass/fail.  If the student drops below 6 credit hours, the student’s employment will be immediately terminated.  The student does not need to be registered to tutor during the summer semester as long as s/her is registered for at least 6 credit hours in the fall semester or can provide evidence of transferring to another institution.

Students do not need to qualify for financial aid to work as a tutor, but they must have a complete financial aid file which begins with submitting the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  For information regarding the status of your financial aid file, please contact Financial Aid located in the Student Center (top floor).

Please refer to the current Student Employment Handbook for further information regarding eligibility requirements for on campus student employment.

In addition, peer tutor qualifications are as follows:

Tutors must have and maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.00.

Tutors must be referred by a faculty member or instructor.

Tutors must complete a standard interview with the Tutor Supervisor.

Tutors must participate in a training program prior to tutoring.  This training program, which is nationally certified, is held prior to the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

Tutors need to attend monthly tutor meetings scheduled throughout the semester. These meetings are designed as a part of on-going training for certification requirements. The meetings are held on a Friday from 2 to 3 PM.  Since absences from tutor meetings may result in denial of semester raises or the ability to meet certification requirements, tutors are given an opportunity to make up the meeting if they are unable to attend.

Additional Information:

Tutor's work hours will be scheduled around his/her classes.  The Tutor Supervisor will try, but may not be able to honor requests about the number of work hours and/or preferred work schedule.

Tutors will be paid minimum wage, which is currently $8.25/hour.