Be a Tutor

Opportunities to Tutor

Each semester, CLASS offers free-small group tutoring for students enrolled in approximately 30 historically challenging undergraduate courses. Tutors for the free, small-group tutoring sessions must be current undergraduate and graduate students. Small-group tutors are  selected and trained by CLASS using best practices established by the College Reading and Learning Association, the national higher education organization that sets standards for tutor certification. If you are interested in applying to tutor with this program, see our student employment notice,  listed at prior to the beginning of each semester.

In addition, current undergraduate and graduate students interested in providing fee-based one-on-one tutoring in both undergraduate and graduate courses can apply to do so through the Syracuse page of the Tutor Matching Service (TMS) website. CLASS partners with TMS, a private company that works with universities including Purdue, Clemson, and NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, to assist SU students in obtaining tutoring in a wide variety of courses.

Tutors for this program work as independent contractors for TMS. Tutors set their own rates and are paid by TMS.  Scheduling takes place online through the Syracuse page of the TMS website. Tutoring through TMS occurs on campus in several locations, including Bird Library.  Anyone who signs up to tutor Syracuse University students through TMS will undergo a review of her or his eligibility for certification based on grades earned in courses taken at SU and/or CRLA certification. CRLA certified tutors, tutors trained by CLASS, and tutors who demonstrate qualifications based on SU coursework will have their credentials listed on the TMS website.