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How to Become a Tutor

Eligibility Requirements

  1. UC Merced full-time undergraduate student majoring in the STEM disciplines
  2. At least two semesters of college experience
  3. GPA 3.0 or above
  4. Passed the courses of tutoring interest with at least an A-
  5. Ability to commit to the tutors hours selected at the beginning of the semester and Peer Tutor/Mentor Program monthly meeting

How to Apply

  1. Contact Dr. Petia Gueorguieva, STEM Center Coordinator (pgueorguieva@ucmerced.edu) and outline your interests in becoming a peer tutor. Include your resume (with student ID and cum GPA) and unofficial transcript to this communication.
  2. Meet with Dr. Gueorguieva for a pre-interview and a discussion of the tutor positions.
  3. Meet with Dr. Gueorguieva (and/or committee members) for an interview and possible selection of courses you choose to tutor.

Expectations for Tutees

  1. Understand that tutoring is supplemental to the course – attend class and attempt to study the concepts before seeing your tutor.
  2. Have clear questions and bring course materials to the tutor sessions.
  3. Respect your tutor’s work and the STEM Center’s equipment.
  4. Understand that tutors will assist with your assignments, but will not do them for you.