Tutor Employment


Tutoring Services is looking for students who:

  • Are professional, patient, and personable
  • Are currently enrolled KU students carrying six credit hours or more
  • Have a strong desire and enthusiasm to help students learn
  • Scored a B or higher in the course selected to tutor (or in a higher level course in the same discipline)
  • Are able to commit to AT LEAST 5.0 hours per week for an entire semester
  • Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Have internet access and be able to participate in the tutor group meetings remotely via Zoom video chat

How to Apply

To Apply to be a Tutor

Complete and submit the following application materials:

1. Online Application

The online job application can be found on the KU Jobs for Students page. Search by keyword "ALC Tutor". Read the job description and click on the textbox "Apply to job." Login with your ID and password. Then, complete and submit your application materials online.

Students must submit a resume as well as a cover letter that includes responses to the following questions:

  • Why do you want to be an ALC Tutor?
  • Are you currently enrolled in at least 6 credit hours this semester or pre-­enrolled in 6 credit hours for the upcoming semester?
  • Are you eligible for the Federal Work Study Program?
  • What is your current academic major?
  • What courses (or in what disciplines) would you like to tutor?
  • Did you earn a B or higher in the course(s) that you would like to tutor, or in higher-level coursework in the same discipline?
  • How did you hear about ALC Tutoring Services?
  • What is your work availability?

2. Faculty/Instructor Reference Form

Applicants should have two completed reference forms on file sent from KU faculty/instructors. At least one reference should speak to the applicant’s ability in the subject area in which the applicant hopes to tutor. There are three ways for faculty/instructors to submit reference forms which are explained below.

How to Submit a Reference

Submit the reference via Online Form

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact ALC Tutoring Services at 785-864-7733 or send an email to tutoring@ku.edu.

Course Subjects

While we are always hiring tutors for chemistry, math, and physics, students interested in tutoring any courses at KU are strongly encouraged to apply!

A tutor stands at a whiteboard to share course concepts with her group.