Tutoring

Considering Getting a Tutor?

It is very common for students to find the material in one or more of their college classes challenging. You don’t have to struggle on your own, and you can be successful in challenging courses. TRIO-SSS offers free tutoring to all TRIO participants for their entire undergraduate college career at BSU. Working with a tutor can help you stay on track in class and reach your academic goals.

When to get a tutor
  • If the class subject has challenged you in the past
  • If the class subject area is new challenging to you
  • As soon as you do not understand course material or assignments
  • If you do not get the grade you want on the first quiz or exam
  • To improve or maintain your GPA
What you get from tutoring
  • Comfortable, confidential tutoring from a BSU student who has recently done well in the course
  • Step-by-step help at your pace and level
  • Increased confidence and reduced anxiety
  • Up to three hours of help per subject per week when it fits into your schedule

TRIO tutoring sessions will be online fall semester 2020.

Interested In Becoming A Paid Tutor For TRIO-SSS?

TRIO/SSS hires BSU students to tutor for our program. Tutors are not required to know everything about a subject but must have a desire to help other students learn how to study course material and understand it. Tutoring is done on a one-on-one basis or in small groups of up to 3 students taking the same class. Hours are flexible and we provide training.

Requirements:
  • Be a sophomore, junior or senior taking at least 6 credits
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Have received an A or B in the class(es) tutoring, OR
    • Be an education major having a strong background in the subject tutoring
  • Have good oral communication skills, a positive attitude, and patience
  • Be self-motivated and dependable
Time Commitment and Compensation:
  • Hours vary and work with the student’s and tutor’s schedules
  • All tutoring is done in public spaces on the BSU campus
  • Salary is the standard student worker rate ($10.50-$11.50/hour)
  • Tutors do NOT need to be work student eligible