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Tutoring Services: FAQ: Becoming a Tutor

Frequently Asked Questions: Becoming a Tutor

What is a Tutor?

A tutor is a caring person who helps students learn how to study and improve their grades.

Do I have to be a student at MATC?

No, but we give preference to hiring MATC students as tutors.

What qualifications do I need?

As a student, you need a GPA of at least 2.5 (3.0 for some assignments); a B or better in the course in which you want to tutor (or an equivalent course); and a recommendation from a teacher of the course. Non-student applicants are evaluated based on their experience and education.

How many hours can I work as a tutor?

You can work from two to 19 hours a week, according to your schedule and the need for your services.

Are there courses that have a BIG demand for tutors?

YES! Most math and science courses (especially algebra, anatomy & physiology, and chemistry) are in high need of tutors. American Sign Language, accounting, and computer classes are also in high demand. You cannot tutor for a class in which you are currently enrolled.

Is there training?

Yes. MATC offers paid training before each semester, orientation (regardless of start date), and individualized coaching throughout the semester.

Will this help my career?

YES! The ability to educate others is an important skill in today’s knowledge-based job market.

What about certification?

With training and experience, you can earn College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) certification through MATC Tutoring Services. The certificates you earn are a testimony to your accomplishments as a tutor. They help your resume stand out.

What if I transfer to another college?

Your MATC-CRLA certification is transferrable! If your next college is CRLA-certified, they will honor your certification.

Are there promotions at MATC Tutoring Services?

Yes! Many of our tutors have been promoted to Structured Learning Assistance leaders and Academic Support Center assistants. Others have become educational assistants, specialists and instructors at MATC.

How much do tutors get paid?

Tutors earn $12 per hour without a degree or $14 per hour with a college degree, including an associate's degree. Federal Work Study aid may be applied to this job.

How do I sign up?

Follow the application instructions for students or non-students.

Where can I get more information?

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