Prospective tutors

Student-Athlete Support Services employs approximately 40-50 tutors in nearly every subject area. SASS tutors promote academic success by helping student-athletes who are experiencing academic difficulty or need additional support to develop academic skills and course-specific knowledge. Training will be provided to tutors to effectively meet the needs of tutees.

Tutors are expected to:

  • Be knowledgeable in chosen content areas
  • Be capable of teaching study skills and learning strategies
  • Be able to work with student-athletes from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have a patient and encouraging attitude

Qualifications

VCU undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students are eligible to apply for tutor positions within the athletic department. Community members who hold a bachelor's degree and have specific expertise are also eligible to apply. To be considered for a position as a subject tutor, all candidates must meet these qualifications:

  • Have earned at least 40 credits when hired and maintain a minimum of a 3.2 cumulative GPA
  • Be available at least 12 hours a week from the first day of classes to the end of final exams
  • Be able to work with student-athletes from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds
  • Have excellent communication skills and a patient, encouraging attitude

Multilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are fluent in another language, please note that in your application.

Pay rate

  • Undergraduate students: $10.50/hour
  • Tutors with a bachelor's degree: $11.50/hour

Lead tutors

Experienced tutors who have worked for VCU Student-Athlete Support Services for at least two semesters are eligible to apply for promotion to the position of lead tutor. Up to four lead tutors will be selected each year from those who apply. Lead tutors will take on additional responsibilities, including assisting with training, observing tutors and developing resources or workshops for students. Lead tutors will receive a $1 per hour pay raise.

To apply

Thank you for your interest in becoming a tutor with the Student-Athlete Support Services. All jobs are posted on VCU eJobs website (see below for current postings). We hire on a rolling basis depending on subject-specific need. 

The following materials are required for complete application submission:

  1. Completion of supplemental questions in eJobs
  2. An unofficial copy of your transcript(s)
  3. A letter or recommendation from one faculty member

Typical hiring date ranges: 

  • Fall semester start: May - August
  • Spring semester start: October - December

Current job postings

  • Athletics Tutor: Undergraduate students with at least 40 credits completed and a 3.2 cumulative GPA.
  • Senior Athletics Tutor: Individuals (including graduate/doctoral students) who have already earned a bachelor's degree with content-specific expertise. Recent VCU graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • Lead Tutor (internal candidates only): Experienced tutors who have worked at least two semesters with VCU Student-Athlete Support Services. Applicants will only need to submit a one-page essay, as listed on the eJobs application.
  • Study Hall Lab Monitor: A current full-time VCU student in good standing. The student must have completed at least two full years with the ability to have flexible working hours. Pay rate: $9.50/hour.
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