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Want to become a tutor?

“For me, tutoring is a opportunity to help someone. In my experiences of tutoring, most people feel shy at first that they do not understand the material. The one on one contact that students may get from tutoring allows them to ask questions any time, and go at the pace that they want to go. As we work out problems step by step, I am able to see the person’s confidence grow along with understanding concepts. That is why I like to tutor”. Patrix A. 

“I love tutoring because I have the opportunity to help fellow cougs feel more confident in their academics! I think students should come to tutoring because we genuinely want to help others to be successful. All of us have struggled with a tricky class or difficult subject matter at one point or another, so having the support to keep your head up and keep going can really make a positive difference”! -Erin.E

“Becoming a peer tutor has given me the opportunity to spread my personal passion for Earth sciences and biology. It is very rewarding to be able to see others develop a new appreciation for these sciences, and to know that I was a part of that process. Not only does tutoring provide students with extra academic support but it can also increase their confidence and help them succeed mentally and emotionally”.-Anna. P

“Coming into tutoring is a great way to get support in your studies by people who have been in your exact shoes! I love being a tutor and helping students leave with a better understanding of what they are learning in class every time they come in. Tutors are always there to help you in any way they can, whether it’s not understanding a single question or an entire concept”! Jade.C

Want to be an ASCC Tutor?

ASCC Peer Tutors work with students on a one-on-one basis or in small group sessions to guide learning on course content, to aid in comprehension of course material, and to help with studying the course content.


  • Peer tutor applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and at least a 3.0 in the courses that they wish to tutor. Under special circumstances a GPA below 3.0 will be accepted.
  • Must have completed 30 credits and at least 15 credits must be from WSU.
  • Tutors must send the faculty/professor the ASCC professor recommendation form and have the faculty/professor sign off  for that specific content area.
  • Tutors need patience, good verbal communication skills, and the ability to work with students from varied backgrounds and with varieties of skill levels.
  • Tutors who are on an assistantship, TA/RA position need to clear adding tutoring (a time slip position) with their departments.

Student will need to apply for open tutoring positions via Handshake, the ASCC tutor coordinator will invite students that meet the qualifications for open tutoring positions for a formal interview. Once interviews are complete an offer will be sent to all candidates. Hired tutors MUST attend UNIV 497 the first semester after being hired. UNIV 497 is a Tutor Training Course and this course provides tutors with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to be a successful tutor.  Enrolling in UNIV 497 will occur concurrently with tutoring. 

Successful completion of the tutorial training course plus 25 hours of active peer tutoring  will enable the tutor to qualify for Tutor Level 1 Certification by the College Reading and Learning Association’s (CRLA) International Tutor Certification Program.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Paid position $13.69/hour or $14.00+/hour for Work Study.
  • Work-Study is accepted but not mandatory.
  • Opportunity to gain leadership experience.
  • Help fellow COUGS succeed.
  • Get to know faculty members.
  • Resume booster.

The Fall 2021 tutoring application is now closed.  Please check back in September for Spring 2022 Application.