Be a Peer Tutor or Coach

Small-Group Tutor Positions
CLASS offers free small-group tutoring for students enrolled in a selection of historically challenging undergraduate courses. Tutors must be current undergraduate or 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 in Handshake on the Career Services website several months prior to the beginning of each semester.

Coach Positions
CLASS offers free academic coaching to help first- and second-year students learn effective, research-based study strategies that apply to all their coursework. Coaches must be current undergraduate or graduate students. Priority is given to candidates who have completed the coaching program. Coaches are trained by CLASS and eligible for certification through the College Reading and Learning Association. If you are interested in applying to become a coach, see our student employment notice, listed in Handshake on the Career Services website several months prior to the beginning of each semester.

Individual Tutors
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 Tutor Matching Service (TMS) website. CLASS utilizes a scheduling and payment platform operated by TMS 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, and sessions occur remotely through the TMS platform. Anyone who signs up to tutor Syracuse University students through TMS will undergo a review of their 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.