Become a Tutor

So you want to become a tutor? That’s great! Here’s what you need to know before you apply.

Job Requirements

  • The ability to communicate effectively with a multicultural population
  • The desire to facilitate learning and empower students to succeed independently
  • Awareness of a variety of learning styles
  • Overall GPA of 3.2 or above, either currently or in previous education
  • A, A- or B+ in subject areas you wish to tutor
  • Required attendance to all tutor training sessions, including an 8-hour Saturday training
  • For current students – instructor approval (signature and course number) is required for each course you plan to tutor.
  • For non-students – departmental approval, using an unofficial transcript, is required for each course you plan to tutor.
  • Completed application (including one academic or employment reference)
  • Commitment to tutor for one academic year (September through June) is preferred

Compensation and Hours

  • Salary is $12.00 per hour
  • If you are a student, you may work up to 19 hours each week
  • If you are not a student, you may work up to 16 hours each week

Application Process

  • Complete a Tutor Application (pages 3 – 6). A paper application is also available in the Academic Success Center, D204.
  • Attach a copy of your unofficial transcript for evaluation/verification
  • Turn in your application at the front desk in D204.
  • Applications will be reviewed in response to staffing needs.
  • If positions are available, you will be contacted for an interview.


  • Following approval of your employment, an orientation will be scheduled to complete hiring paperwork. You will need to present documents that prove work eligibility.
  • During the quarter, a mandatory 8-hour training session will be scheduled. Upon completion of the training and 25 hours of tutoring, you will receive an internationally recognized certificate verifying completion of the College Reading & Learning Association’s tutor training.
  • Lab specific training may be required.
Bellevue College reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race or ethnicity; creed; color; national origin; sex; marital status; sexual orientation; age; religion; genetic information; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; gender identity or veteran status in educational programs and activities which it operates. Please visit for more information.

Last Updated July 13, 2016