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 that students have unique 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
  • Attendance is mandatory for all tutor training sessions
  • 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.
  • Preferred commitment to tutor at least 3 consecutive quarters

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). If you prefer, a paper application is  available in the Academic Success Center, D204.
  • Attach a copy of your unofficial transcript.
  • 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 via email 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.
  • FERPA and Title IX training are required (both are completed online).
  • During your first two quarters of employment, you will complete 8 hours of training certified through CRLA (College of Reading and Learning Association). Upon completion of the training AND 25-hours of tutoring, you will receive a certificate verifying your participation.
  • Lab specific training may also 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 3, 2018