Become a Tutor

Job Description

Peer tutors offer one-to-one or small group tutoring sessions in a broad range of academic subjects (e.g. math, physics, life sciences, etc.) and skill building techniques (e.g. time management and study skills), Tutors are required to have an expertise in the subject matter, previous tutoring and/or teaching experience, leadership skills, and the ability to relate to a diverse student population. A tutor must possess strong verbal and communications skills.

Under the supervision of the Learning Center staff, tutors are responsible for the following:

  • Tutoring individual and/or small group sessions
  • Preparing appropriate materials and exercises for tutoring sessions
  • Monitoring student progress
  • Maintaining accurate timesheets
  • Participating in Learning Center staff meetings and training sessions
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Be currently enrolled at NYIT as an undergraduate with at least 2 semesters completed
  • A or A- grade in the subject qualified to tutor
  • 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Instructor recommendation
  • Dependable, patient, and compassionate personality
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to attend mandatory tutor training(s) and workshops

Application Process:

Step 1

  • Log into NYIT’s Handshake Page
  • Search for the “Undergraduate Peer-Tutor” or “Graduate Peer-Tutor” positions.
  • Follow the Application Instructions on the job posting.
  • Submit your application through handshake (all applications must be submitted through handshake).

Step 2

  • Request a recommendation from a faculty or staff member.
  • • Faculty and Staff: Once a student requests your recommendation, please complete an online recommendation to let us know if you think that he or she would be a successful Peer Tutor (note: you must log into your NYITConnect account to get access to the form.)

Hiring and Training:

  • Upon receipt of the documentation above a qualified candidates for in-demand courses may be invited for an interview, at which point we may require additional academic transcripts and submission of a resume.
  • If offered the position, the student must fill out all required paperwork with the Learning Center manager and the Career Services office.
  • Peer Tutors must complete an online training course for new tutors, and attend any other workshops or trainings as necessary.