Position Descriptions

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Position Descriptions

The GROUP TUTOR runs a small tutoring group (about 7-10 students) that meets for 2 hours each week for the length of the semester. The tutor works closely with group members to help facilitate their learning and provides members with the opportunity for discussion and collaboration with their peers. 

The RESIDENTIAL TUTOR is responsible for tutoring students who attend the Residential Studying & Tutoring (RST) sessions in the residence halls. The residential tutor will work in a common lounge area within a first-year or upper-class residence hall. During an RST session, the tutor should expect to answer student questions and facilitate student learning. The Residential Tutor may work one-on-one with students or may work with several students in a small group. Tutoring within the residence halls takes place Sundays - Wednesdays from 8pm-10pm. 

The WALK-IN TUTOR is responsible for assisting students who walk in for tutoring during their shift. During a shift, the tutor should expect to answer student questions and facilitate student learning. The walk-in tutor may be able to work one-on-one with students or may decide that it makes more sense to put several students into a small group and assist them all at the same time. 

The tutor's goal is to help tutees understand complex concepts, solve problems on their own, and become confident, independent learners. 


  • Successful completion of one full semester at Lehigh and a cum GPA of 3.0 or higher - Grade of B+ or better in the course you wish to tutor 
  • Faculty recommendation in the course you wish to tutor 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A genuine desire to assist your peers 

Hours & Commitment

  • All tutors must be available to tutor on a regular weekly basis for the length of the semester
  • All tutors must be available to work at least 4 hours/week 
  • All tutors must be available for evening and/or Sunday hours 
  • All tutors must attend required training

Additional Responsibilities & Expectations

  • Follow all Lehigh's policies as outlined in the University's Code of Conduct 
  • Follow all Center tutoring procedures as outlined in the Procedures section on Course Site
  • Complete a mandatory tutor orientation program prior to beginning tutoring 
  • Participate in a self-evaluation process and attend a mandatory mid-term performance meeting 
  • Adhere to the weekly tutoring limitations the Center has set for group tutoring 
  • Complete all necessary paperwork in an accurate and timely manner
  • Submit accurate attendance records for all walk-in tutoring sessions
  • Communicate regularly with your tutee(s) regarding meetings, cancellations, progress, etc 
  • Maintain contact with the Center Director and be sure to communicate concerns/problems 
  • Be courteous, act in a professional manner and be prepared for and on time to your sessions 
  • Respect your tutee(s) and keep all tutee information confidential 
  • Do your best to help your tutee understand course material while fostering independence
  • Uphold Lehigh's policies regarding academic honesty and never do the work for your tutee 
  • Observe a fellow tutor's session to learn strategies and provide feedback 

Pay Rate

  • All group tutors earn $10.00 per hour for the first two semesters. After two successful semesters on staff, tutors will earn $12.00 an hour

Note: Tutors are paid only for hours spent tutoring - we cannot compensate tutors for prep time

Completed Applications Include: 

  • Tutor Application (submitted online) 
  • Professor recommendation 

Please submit completed applications to: Kara Uhrich via our web application. Applicants will be evaluated based on academic performance, the application, the faculty recommendation and the interview. Please note that hiring decisions are also based on the anticipated demand for tutoring and our need for tutors in the subject areas for which the applicant is looking to tutor.