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Apply Now to be a Peer Educator

Working for the Tulane Academic Success Center is an excellent opportunity for students to build leadership skills and to develop important relationships with peers, faculty, and staff. The application and hiring process is open on a rolling basis.

Peer Educators are a select group of students who excel academically and stand out as leaders on campus. They foster success in and out of the classroom by providing support, motivation, and accountability to fellow students in a 1-on-1 or group setting. Their approach is customized to meet students where they are academically and personally and help guide them to where they want to go. They offer a variety of academic resources and personal development services such as:

  • Supplemental Instruction (SI)
  • 1:1 content tutoring
  • 1:1 writing support
  • Group study sessions

What is a Certified Peer Educator?

Peer Educators receive 15-hours of training over the course of the semester that provides foundational training suitable for any collegiate peer education group. The training concentrates on the skills needed by all peer educators to:

  • Have a basic understanding of modern learning theory
  • Communicate and create relationships with the students who they support
  • Make referrals of students at risk to professionals
  • Work with students who have different learning styles and backgrounds
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality in their sessions
  • Develop leadership and team building skills

Who are we looking for?

  • Sophomores through Graduate Students are welcome to apply.
  • We primarily focus on 1000 & 2000 level STEM courses, Gateway courses (courses that must be completed to move forward in a degree program), Foreign Languages, and Academic Writing.  Check the Tutoring page for a sample list of courses.  
  • Tutors are required to maintain a 3.0 overall GPA, and make an A or B in the courses they want to tutor.  
  • We are looking for highly organized and responsible people who can keep up with administrative tasks such as weekly reports & timekeeping, respond promptly and professionally to student requests and are committed to providing a great learning experience for their tutees.
  • Our department is expanding and leadership opportunities are available.  We have 7 Team Captains as well as special projects that require coordinators, and we are always open to new ideas or projects that will benefit the learning ecosystem here at Tulane.

How Do I Apply?

  • Use the link at the top of this page to access the online application.
  • Fill out the application completely.  
  • You will need recommendations from at least 2 faculty or staff members who know you and are familiar with your work and academic abilities.  At least one recommendation needs to be specific to the subject you are interested in tutoring for.  The faculty staff member should submit the recommendation directly to the Academic Learning Center using this link: https://success.tulane.edu/faculty-recommendation-peer-educator. 
  • You can fill out one application to apply for tutoring, writing, and desk attendant.
  • All SI leaders are hired as tutors.  Once you have completed your SI training you will be eligible for an SI placement, if one is available.  SI Leaders may tutor if an SI placement is not available.
  • The starting pay rate for undergraduate tutors is $9.00 p/h and $15.00 for graduate students.
  • Tutors are required to be available for tutoring at least 6 hours per week.  In addition, there are weekly team meetings, training, and planning, which may add additional hours.  There are also opportunities to lead group sessions, participate in outreach, or serve on various committees.