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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Becoming a Tutor

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The Center for Academic Success is always looking for top-notch individuals to work in our student-centered facility. Our center offers tutor positions to qualified MSU students.


Tutors are at the heart of the Center for Academic Success, helping students one-on-one or in small group settings not only with what to learn, but how to learn it.


Responsibilities include:

  • Providing academic assistance to students seeking our services
  • Prioritizing subject proficiency and knowledge; continuing to improve your own subject proficiency, academic skills, communication skills, and instructional skills
  • Completing the mandatory orientation to the CAS and 5 training sessions within the first semester of employment
  • Building your tutee’s self-confidence
  • Remaining student-centered
  • Fostering independent and autonomous learning
  • Setting schedule with supervisor and maintaining those hours throughout the semester



  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 'A' grade in the class he/she will tutor (or B with faculty recommendation) and have considerable knowledge of the subject area
  • Faculty recommendation


To Apply:

Any student meeting the above criteria is welcome to apply.  Because Minnesota State Mankato values tutoring as an integral part of academic support, work-study eligibility is not required for tutoring positions. We hire student employees based on demand. If interested, please fill out this [PDF] Form (725 KiB) and turn it into our office manager in Memorial Library ML 125. In addition, please include the following documents:

  • Unofficial copy of most recent transcript (including all courses taken with grades)
  • Resume (if available)
  • Schedule Planning Guide with current class schedule
  • If applying for a Writing position, an academic writing sample with evidence of APA, ASA, Chicago, or MLA style