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Student Employment

The Academic Success Center is always seeking motivated students for tutoring positions. Qualified candidates must have a willingness to help students and communicate material effectively.

Current Opportunities:


We currently have all tutoring positions filled.  Check back in March for positions that will open for Fall 2013.

Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and an A or A- in the courses he/she will tutor.   Applicants must be self-starters, friendly, and comfortable being a "coach" to people the same age or older.  Preference is given to undergraduate students.  To apply, print out the 2012 Peer Mentoring/Tutor Application. Submit the application packet to room 207 in the Schwartz Center. If you have further questions email and write "Tutor/Peer Mentor Position" as your subject line.

Peer Mentors

A Peer Mentor is an undergraduate or graduate student who has an interest in helping fellow students become successful in college. Peer Mentors help their mentees with course-related content and assist students with establishing effective study skills, time management skills, note-taking skills, and test taking skills. Peer mentors help students to make a successful transition from high school to college. A Peer Mentor serves as a connecting link between the mentee and his or her college experience/environment.

As a Peer Mentor, you will also provide academic assistance in the form of tutoring. All Peer Mentors must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate knowledge in a specific subject area (Chemistry, Biology, Foreign Languages, Education, Business, Economics).

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply download and print out the 2012 Peer Mentoring/Tutor Application.
  • Submit application packet to Room 207 in the Schwartz Center.
  • Questions?  E-mail

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader

What does an SI leader do?

An SI leader for a given course attends all class sessions, takes notes, reads all assigned materials, and conducts three or more group discussion sessions each week.  During these sessions, the SI leader integrates how-to-learn with what-to-learn in a fun, interactive, lecture-free atmosphere.

For more information and an application, visit job opportunities on the Supplemental Instruction website. 

Tutors through Tutor Matching Service

Tutor Matching Service (TMS) is not run or operated by Kent State University.  It is an outside company that allows students to find a tutor when they cannot find what they need through the free tutoring services at the Academic Success Center.  Anyone can be a tutor with TMS.  Simply sign up by visiting the TMS Tutor Information Website

Students who have been employed for at least one semester as peer mentors, tutors, or SI leaders through the Academic Success Center are eligible to receive a certification badge on TMS.  This badge allows students to receive $5 off the cost of the tutor.

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