Tutors

The Tutoring Center is always on the lookout for energetic and capable tutors. We need tutors in all subject areas including –

  • Accounting
  • Math
  • Science
  • Writing

The FAQ list below will hopefully answer your initial questions. If not, you can contact us at 503.399.5190 or email us, and we will be glad to answer any further questions.

Who can be a tutor?

Anyone can be a tutor. If you enjoy working with people, sharing your knowledge, and can empathize with students, we want to hear from you.

Do I need to be a student in order to tutor?

We primarily hire student tutors but occasionally hire non-students.

Do I need Federal Work Study (FWS) in order to tutor?

We would like to encourage all FWS students to apply although it is not a requirement. We do have limited funds to hire department funded tutors. In addition we have a number of students and community members that volunteer their time.

Can I be a volunteer tutor?

Yes, whether you are a student or community member, volunteers are a valued part of what we do. They often bring with them a mature outlook and life experiences that can enrich the lives of all students.

What are the requirements to be a tutor?

Student Tutors with FWS (or department funded) Must Be:

  • Enrolled in 6 credit hours
  • Recommended by their instructor
  • Able to show competency (received an A or B in subjects to be tutored)
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Willing to complete tutor training

Part-Time Hourly Tutors Must Be:

  • Able to show proficiency in subject area (either formally or through job related experience)
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Willing to complete tutor training

Volunteer Tutors Must Be:

  • Able to show proficiency in subject area (either formally or through job related experience)
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Willing to complete tutor training

What are the benefits of being a clerical?

There are many benefits, and these include:

  • Satisfaction from helping others
  • Refreshing your own skills
  • Improving your communication skills
  • Learning to be responsible for a job
  • Listing your tutoring experience on a resume, scholarship, or job application
  • Sharing skills and knowledge with others
  • Completing nationally recognized tutor training certification
  • Flexible work hours (in between class times)
  • Being a positive influence on the success of students

How do I apply?

All prospective tutors should first contact us at the Tutoring Center. You can call 503.399.5190, e-mail , or drop in to the center (2nd floor, Building 2, Salem campus).

All paid tutors are required to complete the pre-employment application with the Human Resources department (2nd floor, Building 2, Salem campus). FWS students will also be asked to visit the Job Placement Office (1st floor, Building 2, Salem campus) for a Job Referral and Agreement Form.