Responsibilities for Tutors

  • Tutors must be registered undergraduate or graduate students at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Tutors work on course-specific materials with students currently enrolled in the course(s). Once a tutoring assignment is given, the tutor must commit to leading his or her group(s) for the duration of the semester.
  • Tutoring starts the second full week of classes and ends the last day of classes each semester. Sessions do not run during Thanksgiving or Spring Break. For weather advisory situations, tutors will be contacted by Ms. Gubara. During Reading Period, 3–5 tutors are asked to host review sessions for finals.
  • Tutors are REQUIRED to monitor their assigned course syllabi and MUST maintain open communication with course faculty.
  • Tutors are also REQUIRED to meet in small groups once a month with other tutors who share the same course assignments.
  • All tutors must attend a MANDATORY TUTOR TRAINING before receiving their assignments.

The Learning Den runs from Monday, February 13th, 2017 to Thursday, May 4th, 2017 for Spring 2017.


All tutoring is offered in group format, so tutors must be comfortable and capable leading groups of up to 6 students.

To be eligible to tutor, a student must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and have earned an “A” in the specific JHU course being tutored. (Exceptions may be possible on a case-by-case basis).

Tutors must be able to communicate clearly and effectively and should have a mature, professional demeanor.

How to Apply

Applications for Fall 2017 Tutors are now available!

To apply for Summer 2017, please complete the Fall 2017 Tutor Application.

We receive many tutor applications each semester. Due to the large volume of applicants, we will only contact you if you fit the criteria we are looking for. Priority is given to veteran tutors of the program and new tutors that are able to tutor multiple subjects with wide availability.

Criteria for consideration include: course performance, tutoring experience, quality of essay responses, faculty recommendations, and schedule availability.

If your application is selected, you will be invited for an interview, during which you will be asked to “teach” on your subject for 3-5 minutes.

Our needs and open positions change each semester. If you apply and are not hired, please consider applying again another semester.