Become A Tutor

Houston Baptist University Academic Success Center.

We are so excited you are considering applying to be a member of our tutoring staff!   Please see below answers to some commonly asked questions you may have. 


What are the requirements to tutor?

  • Completion of the course(s) you wish to tutor here at HBU (except in some cases if you started with higher level courses)
  • An A in the course(s)
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0

 

What is expected of me as a tutor?

  • A desire to help other students
  • Ethical and responsible character
  • Good communication skills
  • A commitment to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • That you will model and share skills in time management, professionalism, and study habits
  • The ability to assist students' learning without doing the work for them
  • Careful record keeping of all tutoring appointments

 

What hours do I need to work?

  • You set your own schedule according to the schedule of the library- including evenings and weekends.  You can let us know the hours you are available and you will only need to come in when you have an appointment.

 

Will I receive any training?

  • Yes.  You will complete an initial training before you begin tutoring and will keep a tutor manual that covers tutoring strategies and techniques.  Additional trainings will be scheduled as needed.

 

Will I be paid?

  • Yes!  You will be paid $7.25 an hour for the hours you actually work, not the hours you are available.  After you complete Level 1 training, you will be promoted to $8.25 an hour.

 

How do I apply?

  • Please fill out the online application.
  • Please also ask an HBU professor in each subject you wish to tutor to submit a letter of recommendation to asc@hbu.edu
  • If a position is open in your subject(s), you will be contacted for an interview.  Otherwise, your application will be held until a position becomes available.

 

When can I apply?

  • Anytime!  We hire tutors as student needs arise, so a position could be open at any point in the semester.

 

If you have any other questions, please contact us.