Academic Tutors—Academic Success Program

Academic Tutors—Academic Success Program

How to Apply

A copy of your undergraduate transcript (either official or unofficial) and résumé is required to apply for this job. Please fill out our online application here. If you have any questions please contact the Tutorial Program Coordinator in the Academic Success Program here.

Job Summary

Academic Tutors report to the Tutorial Program Coordinator. The Tutorial Program is a program situated within the Academic Success Program in the University of Michigan’s Athletic Department. Academic Tutors meet with student-athletes as assigned on a variable basis to assist them in understanding the content of their course material as well as developing skills necessary for succeeding in college. The ideal tutor is personable, positive, autonomous, and focused on assisting student-athletes with achieving their academic objectives while maintaining appropriate boundaries. Academic Tutors may be exposed to sensitive information, and therefore all work with student-athletes is highly confidential. Academic Tutors may be required to communicate with other members of the Academic Success Program and Athletic Department staff.

The Academic Success Program is looking for tutors who are excited to work with diverse learners as they pursue their degrees while balancing education and athletics. Tutors focus on clarifying and explaining the content of a student’s course material while also helping students develop study skills to succeed on their own. Teaching/tutoring experience and/or experience within an educational setting is preferred but not required. It is mandatory that all tutors function within the rules and regulations defined by the NCAA and Big 10. These rules and regulations will be presented to new and returning tutors in a comprehensive orientation each semester.


  • Work one-on-one and in group settings with student-athletes within a structured program for academic support.
  • Facilitate student understanding of the content of their course material.
  • Write daily session reports and student evaluations.
  • Communicate with students, the Tutorial Program Staff, Academic Counselors, and administrators in an appropriate manner.
  • Promptly respond to all telephone calls, texts and emails from the Tutorial Program staff, Academic Counselors, and all other UM Athletic Department personnel as deemed appropriate.
  • Follow professional code of conduct and adhere to all NCAA and Big 10 rules.
  • Complete all required online and in-person tutor training prior to working with student- athletes, and attend tutor training.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and abide by all ASP rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and abide by all applicable NCAA and Big 10 compliance rules and regulations.
  • Keep all information about student-athletes strictly confidential.

Required Qualifications

  • At least one semester of undergraduate coursework receiving at least a B+ in all courses being tutored
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Personable, understanding, and patient.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations of learners at various skill levels.


Academic Tutors work on-call and intermittently based on the needs of the student-athlete. Tutoring appointments are generally scheduled in the time period of Sunday 2pm to 6pm and Monday through Thursday from 6pm to10pm; however tutoring is offered Monday-Thursday from 8am-10pm, Friday from 8am to 5pm and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm. Compensation ranges from

$12.00 to $16.00 per hour and is based on experience and education.

Job Location

All in-person tutoring occurs at the Ross Academic Center, located at 1110 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109. Remote tutoring will be conducted via Zoom and facilitated and supervised by the Academic Success Program. While we hope to have in-person appointments in the Fall, applicants should be prepared to tutor remotely.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

All résumés and cover letters are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted using the online application. A link to the application can be found above.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.