The Department of Athletics has a very active tutoring program with the goal of providing the student-athlete with the best possible academic assistance. The Tutoring Program has tutors covering over 30 different academic areas, and working with over half of our student-athletes. If a tutor is needed in a subject not currently covered, the best effort will be made to hire an additional tutor to fit the student-athlete’s need. Individual as well as small group tutoring is available to all student-athletes. All tutoring sessions are held throughout the Ingram Center for Student-Athlete Success.

All tutor requests are to be made through the student-athlete’s Student Services Coordinator. After each tutoring appointment, the tutor submits a report of the session, updating the Student Services Coordinator and the Tutor Coordinator on the academic progress of the student-athlete. Tutoring sessions act as a review and further explanation of the material covered in class, not as a substitution for class attendance. All services are provided at no cost to all student-athletes.


Interested in Tutoring?

You can tutor if…

  • you are a graduate or upper level (junior or senior) undergraduate student currently at Vanderbilt,
  • have a GPA of 3.2 or higher,
  • have received a B+ or higher in the class(es) you intend to tutor,
  • are recommended by at least one Vanderbilt faculty member,
  • and are approved during the interview process.

To apply, submit our Tutoring Questionnaire.

If you have any questions about tutoring for the Ingram Center for Student-Athlete Success, please contact Dr. Simone McCarter at simone.mccarter@vanderbilt.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the pay?

A: Undergraduate tutors start at $12 an hour and graduate tutors start at $15 an hour.

How many hours per week would be required?

A: The hours vary. How much you want to tutor really depends on you and the demand for your services.

When do the tutoring sessions take place?

A: Most tutoring appointments are scheduled Sunday-Thursday evenings, with both in-person and online options. Most tutoring does occur in the evenings, there is a need for tutoring during some daytime hours and weekends.

Where does tutoring occur?

A: All tutoring must take place in the Ingram Center Student Services Center, located in the McGugin Center, or online via Zoom. Quiet tutoring rooms are available for individual and group tutoring.

What subjects can I tutor?

A: We want you to only tutor courses in which you received a B+ or higher. Some tutors are exempted from certain classes and these courses could be a possibility as well.

Can I tutor if I have another job on campus?

A: Yes, you can tutor if you have another job on campus, but may not work more than 20 hours per week if you are an undergraduate and 29.5 hours per week if you are a graduate student.

What would restrict me from tutoring?

A: Several factors could keep you from tutoring, including:

  • Scholarship or fellowship restrictions.
  • Work Study restrictions.
  • Financial Aid restrictions.
  • Visa status.
  • Campus employment regulations.
  • Lack of sufficient recommendation.
  • Do not meet grade requirement.

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