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Are You Interested in Becoming a Tutor?


The TCNJ Tutoring Center hires full-time TCNJ students to tutor content and/or writing by appointment in courses across all seven Schools. Tutors are typically hired to tutor either in Math, Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Nursing and Health Sciences or in Humanities/Social Sciences, Arts & Communication, Education, and Writing. Tutors may tutor on both sides if they enroll in both IDS tutor training courses.*

We hire tutors once a year, in early Spring. Information sessions are held in February. Please see information below regarding Steps of Hire.

Requirements for Becoming a Peer Tutor:

  • Completion of 2 FULL-TIME semesters at TCNJ by first semester of employment
  • Minimum GPA of 3.10 with a grade of B+ or higher in ALL courses you want to tutor
  • 2 Letters of TCNJ faculty recommendation
  • Availability to tutor approximately 7 hours per week for the full academic year, fall through spring semester (tutors are paid for hours worked, which varies depending on demand)
  • Be able to tutor at least two different courses in which you were successful at TCNJ
  • Interest in tutoring WRITING is recommended¬† if you are applying to be an HSS tutor
  • If hired, enroll in and pass Fall semester IDS tutor training courses, certified by the College Reading & Learning Association*:CRLA


1. Attend an information session

2. Apply

3. If invited, interview

4. Request 2 TCNJ faculty recommendations

5. *If offered a position, enroll in the fall semester 5-week tutor training course IDS 291 (all tutors), OR the 10-week training courses IDS 291 and IDS 292, if you plan to tutor any course in the Humanities/Social Sciences, Arts & Communication, Education, or Writing. Each IDS course counts for .25 units and is graded P/F.

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