Become a Tutor

Why Be A Tutor?

Tutoring is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable jobs on campus.  Some benefits of becoming a tutor are:

  • Earn your CRLA Tutor Certification which is nationally recognized by all colleges
  • Professional development trainings
  • Connect with other students and make a difference in their academic life
  • Hone your own knowledge of a subject
  • Create your own flexible schedule
  • Undergraduate tutors earn $12/hour and Graduate students earn $14/hour


You are eligible if you are a Duke Undergraduate or Graduate student currently enrolled at Duke. You must also meet the following criteria for the course(s) you wish to tutor:

  • Duke Undergraduate students must have taken the course at Duke and received a grade of "B+" or better 
  • Duke Graduate students must have taken the course at Duke or at another institution, and received a grade of "B+" or better

For the subjects and courses we cover, see Available Courses

To see what courses we are currently recruiting for, check here.

Steps to Become a Tutor

New Tutors

  1. Fill out and print a tutor application
  2. Bring your completed application to your Drop-In Interviews at the Brodhead 216 on January 23-24  from 11am - 3pm.
  3. Have a faculty member provide a recommendation for you. Recommendations can arrive AFTER your interview.

If hired, you will be required to attend a mandatory peer tutor orientation and two professional development trainings. Please check the dates here for the the upcoming tutor orientation and trainings.

Returning Tutors