Academic Achievement Hub - Tutoring

Become a Tutor

The Academic Achievement Hub in the Teaching + Learning Commons offers peer tutoring for students enrolled in Math 2, 3C, 4C, 10A-C, 20A-E, 11 and 18 and Chemistry 6A-6C. Peer Tutors provide assistance on a drop-in basis. Peer Tutors may work with small groups of up to three students per session during walk-in tutoring. All peer tutoring sessions are held in the main branch of the Teaching + Learning Commons located on the first floor of the Geisel Library.

Tutors have the opportunity to use their skills and knowledge to help other students. Tutors help students build confidence as they enhance their understanding of course material and become more independent learners.  Peer Tutors make a real difference in the lives of other students.



Peer Tutors also:

  • Develop an understanding of how students learn.
  • Enhance interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Learn skills and techniques useful for future careers.
  • Retain and deepen course content knowledge for graduate and professional school entrance exams (i.e. GRE, MCAT, PCAT, DAT, etc.).
  • Are paid to work part-time assisting other students with academic challenges.

Qualification for Hiring

  • Earned a grade of A- or higher in the course(s) to be tutored and have completed the course at the University of California, San Diego.
  • Exceptional understanding and enthusiasm for the course content.
  • Available to work one or more late afternoons and/or evening shifts on Mondays through Fridays, and/or on Sundays, for approximately 9-15 hrs/wk.
  • Responsible, dependable, honest, and mature.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Friendly, patient, and sensitive to a diverse range of students.
  • Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0

How to Apply

  • Hiring is currently open and on a rolling basis. 
  • For Tutors, we will be reaching out to students who have taken the courses at UC San Diego to tutor for the current or subsequent quarter. Applicants will be contacted sometime during the quarter based on the need if they are selected for an interview. Tutors hired will be required to train and shadow current tutors during the quarter of hire.

 Positions are open to undergraduate students who meet the hiring requirements.

Interviewing and hiring will be conducted on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. We only contact applicants who are selected for interviews.


We look forward to reviewing your application!

If you have questions about the Academic Achievement Hub's Tutoring Program, please email