University Tutorial Program
Who Can Be a Tutor?
If you have a 3.2 undergraduate cumulative GPA or a 3.5 graduate cumulative GPA...
If you have passed the courses which you wish to tutor with a B+ or better...
If you like to make your own hours...
If you are committed and dedicated...
If you are responsible....
If you love helping others and teaching...
If you want to be paid for doing something you love...
You might have what it takes to be a tutor for the University Tutorial Program!
How to Become a Tutor
Tutors for the University Tutorial Program receive a competitive hourly wage. Wages are dependent upon undergraduate status or highest degree attained. Group tutoring sessions (2-4 students) carry higher compensation rates that vary according to the size of the group.
In order to serve as a tutor for the University Tutorial Program, individuals must meet the following criteria:
- Be available for the entire semester. Students expect to work with a tutor from the point they request one until the end of the semester. Therefore, tutors are expected to make a commitment for that duration of time as well.
- Must be matriculated Hofstra students.
- Achieve a grade point average of 3.20 or above as an undergraduate, and/or 3.50 or above as a graduate student. In addition, tutors must have received a grade of B+ or better in the course(s) they wish to tutor.
- Submit two faculty endorsement forms verifying your tutoring ability. These letters should be from a faculty member.
Students interested in becoming a tutor must submit a completed application form, as well as two faculty endorsement forms before their application will be reviewed.
Here is what some previous tutors had to say about their experiences working for UTP:
"It was excellent. What I care about is encouraging my students to keep learning. Mastering a foreign language is not so easy. I hope I could lessen their frustration and inspire them to learn Japanese with patience." Keiichi, Japanese Tutor
"Thank you for the opportunity to participate in UTP! The Program gave me great experience in teaching others. The Program itself seems to be well-organized and is an extremely valuable service to the students." Donnalynn, History Tutor
"I had the unique opportunity to enhance the academic status of other students. I look forward to tutoring in the future." Adam, Economics Tutor
"Being a tutor is not as easy as it seems. This semester I had a student who was not at all interested in the subject and I had to try a lot to give him a good incentive." Marianna, Italian and French Tutor
"My experiences as a tutor continue to be positive and rewarding. I found my position to be quite gratifying. I continue to be surprised with my ability to help fellow students and the increasingly creative solutions I have been able to formulate based on my prior experiences." Alicia, English Tutor
"My experience this semester was just as good, if not better, than others. I tutored a group of three for the first time and I enjoyed it. Tutoring the subjects that I have taken also helps refresh my memory of the topics." Michael, Math Tutor