Hiring Academic Peer Tutors

Academic Tutor Position Description and Application Information

Apply by Friday, January 15 @ 12:00 PM (Noon) to ensure consideration                                                                                                      Salary/Wage: $11.00/hour

Position Description: The Academic Match Program is a small-group tutoring program within GUTS.  Tutors with the Academic Match Program will tutor 1-2 small groups for 1 or more high-enrollment courses at UW-Madison.  Tutors meet with their student group(s) once per week for 2 hours each meeting for about 12-13 weeks of the Spring 2021 semester.  Tutors should plan to spend an additional 1 hour/week to prep for tutoring session(s).  This position is paid $11.00/hour and works 3-6 hours weekly, depending on if the tutor works with 1 or 2 student groups.

The Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS) at UW-Madison is hiring academic tutors for the following classes in the Spring 2021 semester. Strong candidates can support multiple courses in this  list:

  • Chemistry 103 & 104 or 343 & 345
  • Math 114, 211, 221, 222 
  • Economics 101, 102, 301, 302
  • Biology/Zoology 101, 151, 152
  • Physics 103 & 104 or 207 & 208
  • Statistics 301 & 371
  • Psychology 202 & 405


GUTS Academic Tutors facilitate their peers’ learning through weekly, small-group tutoring sessions  in one or more courses while obtaining the following benefits:

  • Salary/Wage: $11.00/ hour – prep time is also paid
  • Development of leadership, communication skills, and problem-solving skills
  • Gain tutoring, teaching, and mentorship experience
  • Specialized orientation and training
  • Service to the UW community
  • Resume building opportunity


Note about Spring 2021 modality: We anticipate that most tutoring services will be held remotely over Zoom (or another program) in Spring 2021.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be located in the United States. (International students are welcome to apply, but we cannot hire students who are residing in another country)
  • Must have earned at least an AB in the course and/or equivalent course(s) you wish to support
  • Teaching or tutoring experience desired
  • Overall GPA of at least 3.25 (3.5 GPA + Preferred)
  • Interest in working with students from various backgrounds

Position Summary/Job Description

  • Work in group tutoring setting with groups of 3-8 students
  • Create a welcoming and inclusive learning environment
  • Work under the supervision of the GUTS Senior Coordinators and Coordinator of Academic Support Services and work with GUTS Academic Match Coordinators
  • Maintain regular hours.  Strong candidates will have various availability within these timeframes:
    • Sunday availability
    • Monday availability
    • Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Apply Here To Be An Academic Tutor

Apply by Friday, January 15  @ 12:00 PM (Noon).


Application Requirements:

  • Some personal information (name, school ID, major, etc.)
  • Response to 2 short-answer questions
  • An academic or professional reference (provide name, position title, email, and phone number).


Interviews will ONLY be on the following dates: January 21 and 22, 2021

Contact Elizabeth Baldridge, Coordinator of Academic Support Services at elizabeth.baldridge@wisc.edu with questions.