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Department of Mathematics Tutoring Program

Information for new tutors

Each spring the Mathematics Department hires students to tutor courses during the following academic year. We look for students who have done well in mathematics courses at F&M and are good at explaining math to others.

Minimal Requirements for Math Tutors

Tutors must successfully complete MAT 109, 110 and 111 with a grade of at least a B in each course. (Of course, students placing out of one or more of these courses are still eligible.) Students currently enrolled in MAT 111 may apply if they expect to earn a B or better.

Job Details

Tutors commit to being available one or two three-hour sessions each week. The sessions are in the afternoons (3-6 or 4-7) and evenings (7-10) Sunday through Thursday. Tutors are paid to prepare for these sessions (1.5 hours in addition to the 3 hours of availability). Each semester, there is a required  training session from 7 to 9pm for all math tutors on the first Thursday after classes start. Tutors are paid to attend this meeting.

Application Information

Application materials are to be submitted to Professor Gethner via campus mail, electronic mail (mmccooey@fandm.ed) or directly to the Mathematics Department in Stager 210.  The deadline for submission is the middle of the first week of April.   Interviews are held during the second week of April.

Application materials consist of a letter of application and a recommendation letter.

  • The letter of application should indicate your qualifications and your tutoring interest(s).  Also include a list of math courses taken, indicating instructors and grades.

  • The recommendation letter should be written by one of your professors.   It should be brief and address (if possible) both your knowledge of calculus and your ability to explain it to others.

For further information about tutoring or the application process, contact:

Professor Gethner
Telephone: 717-291-4051
rgethner@fandm.edu