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How to Become a Study Hall Tutor

Apply Here: Tutor application 

Tutoring offers multiple benefits, including of course, altruism (you help out your fellow students) and self-interest (you make some extra cash).  And tutoring also further develops and sharpens your own disciplinary knowledge; in the process of tutoring, one's understanding of the discipline and field will become deeper and stronger. It also provides the opportunity to enhance tutoring-specific skill sets such as group facilitation, formulating clear and effective explanations, and making assessments, skills which are applicable not only to teaching, but also to medicine and other fields. 

We are seeking prospective tutors who are accomplished, have an A- or above in the course(s) they want to support, and who possess (and want to further develop) skills essential for effective tutoring. Tutors cantutor in more than one format, including tutoring at the Residential College, for Group Study Hall or Individual Tutoring. These formats provide different kinds of support for students; they also afford different opportunities and make different demands of tutors. You'll need to inquire about becoming a residential college tutor with your Director of Studies. 

Tutors generally work two shifts per week and are paid at rate I, approximately $15 per hour, including time spent in training. There are, typically, 3 required ~1 hr. trainings with food per semester. And, we ask that you keep up with the course so as to provide the best possible tutoring. A McGraw Center Tutor can tutor for either or both of the following formats: 

Study Hall @Frist

  • Sunday – Wednesday 7:30-10:30pm (3 hr. shifts)
  • Group drop-in tutoring in introductory-level mathematics, chemistry, physics, and economics courses, and several stats courses that use R.
  • A current list of supported courses can be found here.
  • Located on the 200 and 300 levels of Frist.

Individual Tutoring 

  • Sunday-Wednesday, 7:00-9:00pm or 9:00-11:00pm (2 hr. shifts)
  • Appointment based one-on-one tutoring.
  • We support a subset of Study Hall courses in this format.
  • A current list of supported courses can be found here.
  •  Located on the 300 level of Frist, outside of the McGraw Center
  • Tutors will be paid for the full two-hour shift and should remain for their shift even if they do not have a tutee scheduled.

Apply to become a McGraw Tutor by completing the application. 

 What Tutors Say

"It's been an absolute pleasure working in McGraw this year. You have all been such a positive influence on my general happiness. This year I have built relationships through McGraw with students and tutors alike that have been very rewarding."--Rob Speare ‘12


"Through McGraw Study Hall (and the trainings) I've really gained the skills and practice needed to turn good intentions into effective tutoring. I really appreciate all that I've learned through working at McGraw for the past two years -- thank you very much for this wonderful program!"--Connie Wang ‘14

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