Become a Tutor

Call for 2020-2021 Tutors will be announced in early 2020.

Questions? Email Us!


Tutors must:

  • Work on course-specific materials with students currently enrolled in the course.
  • Commit to leading their designated session(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. During reading period, three to five tutors are asked to host review sessions for finals.
  • Monitor their assigned course syllabi and must maintain open communication with course faculty.
  • Attend all mandatory tutor trainings and staff development workshops.
  • Tutors will be asked to organize and/or facilitate one or more campus-wide workshops during a semester.
  • Tutoring is a year-long or two semester commitment.


Students interested in becoming tutors must:

  • Be a registered undergraduate or graduate student at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Prior experience tutoring or mentoring before or while at JHU.
  • Be comfortable and capable leading groups of up to six students.
  • 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).
  • Be able to communicate clearly and effectively and should have a mature, professional demeanor.

International Tutoring Program Certification  CRLA
The Learning Den Tutoring Program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association’s (CRLA) International Tutoring Program Certification (ITPC). Tutors in our program participate in a rigorous training throughout their first two semesters that qualifies them for the CRLA ITPC level 1 tutor certification. This level 1 certification allows the program to require and ensure a level of professionalism, mentoring abilities and experience from our tutors that in turn ensures students receive a high quality level of tutoring and support.

Certification Requirements

  • Tutor has met all the hiring and selection criteria. Hours of training offered at this level: at least 10
  • Hours of TIS required of this training program: 6
  • Number of ITTPC-recommended topics required at this level: 8
  • Minimum additional tutoring hours required: 25

How to Apply

A Call for Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will being in March 2020.

Applications are reviewed based on:

  • Initial Application
  • Course performance
  • Tutoring or Mentoring experience
  • Faculty or staff recommendation (online form)
  • Schedule availability

If your application is selected, you will be invited for an interview with the Learning Den staff and two members of the Advisory Board.

Accepted Learning Den Staff

Learning Den Staff, 2020-2021 academic year, will be required to attend an initial training before the start of the Fall 2020 semester.

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