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Be A Tutor

Student Success is currently accepting applications for peer tutors via Handshake, Creighton’s online career management system.

Benefits of Being a Tutor

  • Increase knowledge and understanding of your subject matter
  • Gain leadership and employment experience
  • Strengthen interpersonal and critical thinking skills
  • Get involved on campus and meet new people
  • Build relationships with faculty
  • Serve others
  • Earn money – Starting wage $10.50 per hour
  • Be part of a Nationally Certified Tutoring program

Job Description

Tutors provide 1:1 and/or group tutoring sessions for undergraduate students.

Tutors are trained to facilitate learning by coaching and guiding students to become successful, independent learners. The purpose of tutoring is to increase and enhance mastery of concepts, not to provide “homework help.”

Tutors integrate effective study and learning strategies to help students maximize their potential for academic progress.

As a member of the Academic Success team, Tutors are expected to maintain ongoing communication with the coordinator of the tutoring program. Tutors are also expected to refer students to other appropriate university resources as needed.

Position Requirements

  1. Tutors must be sophomore, junior, or senior Creighton student.
  2. Tutors must have earned at least a B+ in the course they wish to tutor, and coursework must be completed at Creighton.
  3. Tutors must receive a faculty endorsement for each subject they wish to tutor.
  4. Tutors must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.3.
  5. Tutors must attend staff meetings and complete ongoing training requirements (in person and online) in accordance with College Reading and Learning Association guidelines.

We want students to feel good about their tutoring experience, so we are looking for tutors who are academically strong as well as friendly and approachable. Tutors should demonstrate an ability to establish rapport and communicate well with students, and be able to model appropriate academic attitudes and behaviors.

Attached Tutors, Drop-In tutors, and Supplemental Instruction Leaders (see below) need to be comfortable working with groups.

Attached Tutors and Supplemental Instruction Leaders need to be thorough note takers.

Tutoring Positions: 5 Types

(CHM, MTH, BIO, PHY) Work 1-4 shifts/week, Sun-Thurs from 6-9pm. Work with the same “team” each shift, serving as few as 2-3 students or up to as many as 15-20 students on any given night.

(3-6+ hours/week)

Decide when you can work, then post at least 5 hours of availability on BluePoint, our online appointment scheduling portal. Students seeking academic help log in to schedule an appointment. 1:1 sessions typically last 1 hour.

(Hours vary by subject, typically 2-6 hours/week)

(CHM 105/111/203/205/285/321/323 & BIO 362/449) Paired with a specific faculty member, tutors attend lectures throughout the semester and hold two 90-minute drop-in tutoring sessions per week, specifically for students in that faculty member’s section(s).

(6.75 hours/week)

(MTH 205/231) Paired with a specific faculty member, tutors attend Math for the Modern World (MTH 205) and/or Math for the Biological Sciences (MTH 231) lectures throughout the semester, and work 1-2 drop-in tutoring shifts per week.

(6-9 hours/week)

(MIC 141, NUR 331/341, PHL 399, & BIO 201/202) Paired with a specific faculty member, SI Leaders attend a section of their assigned course throughout the semester, and lead 1-2 90-minute SI sessions and one 60-minute office hour each week. SI leaders also spend time preparing lessons and communicate with their assigned faculty member on a regular basis.

(8-9 hours/week)

Ready to Apply?

Visit Handshake to view available tutoring positions. Use the search term “STUDENT TUTOR”.

Contact Us

The Success Center
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
Reinert Alumni Library Building, Suite L27 (lower level)