Become a Peer Tutor

Why Be A Peer Tutor?

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

  • 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

Eligibility/Tutor Requirements

We are not currently recruiting for the Summer term.

  1. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply as long as you are currently enrolled at Duke University. You must also meet the following criteria for the course(s) you wish to tutor for: 
    1. Duke undergraduate students must have taken the course at Duke and received a grade of B+ or higher. 
    2. Duke graduate students can have taken the course at Duke or another institution but must have received a grade of B+ or higher. 
  2. New hires must commit to attending an orientation for the peer tutor program. Dates for summer orientation (if applicable) will be posted soon. Dates for Fall Orientation will be posted at a later date.
  3. All new and returning tutors must attend at least 2 of the 4 available professional development opportunities offered during the semester (only applicable in the Spring and Fall semesters). 
  4. Tutors must commit to hosting a minimum of 2 group tutorials per week. All group tutorials are one hour in length. Tutors will not be approved to host more than 5 group tutorials per week unless otherwise authorized.
    1. Group tutors are allotted 30 minutes of paid preparation for every group tutorial they host. For example, A tutor who has one group tutorial for CHEM 201 and one group tutorial for CHEM 202 would be allotted one hour of paid preparation per week. A tutor who has two group tutorials for CHEM 201 would also be allotted 1 hour of paid preparation per week. 
  5. Before starting the application, be sure you have reviewed the courses we are actively recruiting for. The list can be found on this page (click here). We will only consider applications that meet our current course needs. To review the courses we generally cover, see Available Courses

Steps to Become a Tutor

New Tutors

  1. Review the following prior to starting the application:
    1. We require that peer tutors attend a mandatory orientation and at least two professional development trainings each semester. Please check the dates for the upcoming tutor orientation and training. 
    2. Review the list of courses we are actively recruiting for here.
  2. Click here to begin the peer tutor application.
  3. Have a faculty member submit a recommendation for you by clicking here.
  4. If you are selected to continue as a finalist, you will receive an email from with the link to select an interview time. 

Returning Tutors

  • The deadline for returning tutors to indicate their interest in continuing in Spring & Summer 2022 has now closed. If you have questions about your status, please contact us at