Become a Tutor

The Tutoring Center hires tutors for both walk-in and scheduled tutoring positions To be eligible to become a tutor, you need to be currently enrolled in at least 6 credit hours and GVSU, have received a B+ or higher in the GVSU course in which you wish to tutor, complete a general application, and have your professor complete the online professor recommendation. 


1. Completed Application Form  General Tutor Application

2. Professor Recommendation Professor Recommendation Form

After the application is complete, you will be contacted by the Tutoring Center  to schedule an interview if there is a need for a tutor in the subjects you have been recommended to tutor. Part of the hiring process will be completing an I-9 which requires you to show acceptable forms of identification (original or certified copies).

The Tutoring Center has a commitment to diversity in hiring tutors.  Please contact us if you have any questions (616-331-3451). Thank you! 


In order to be hired as a tutor you must receive a professor recommendation for each course you wish to tutor. Please ask your professor to complete the on-line recommendation form at  If you are applying to become a tutor for Math, Stats, Physics, Chemistry or French see additional requirements below.

Math/Stats - All candidates interested in tutoring Math or Stats must meet with Marcia Frobish, Director of the GVSU Math and Stats Center.  You will be contacted for an interview when tutors are needed in these disciplines. Please contact Marcia Frobish at (616) 331-8690 or email with questions.

Physics - All candidates interested in tutoring physics must contact the Physics Department at (616) 331-2274 to schedule an interview to become a physics tutor.

Chemistry - All candidates interested in tutoring chemistry must meet with Sarah Clark from the GVSU Chemistry Department. You will be contacted when there is a need for tutors in this area.  Please contact Sarah Clark or  (616) 331-2072 with questions.

French - All candidates interested in tutoring French must meet with either Janel Pettes- Guikema; 331-3657 or Anne Caillaud; 331-3371.  Please contact one of these professors to setup a French tutor interview. 

Page last modified June 1, 2018