Become a Tutor


Tutors must:

  • Work on course-specific materials with students currently enrolled in the course.
  • Commit to leading their 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. 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.
  • Meet in small groups once a month with other tutors who share the same course assignments.
  • Attend a mandatory tutor training before receiving their assignments.
  • Tutoring is a year-long or two semester commitment.


Students interested in becoming tutors must:

  • Be registered undergraduate or graduate students at Johns Hopkins University.
  • 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.

How to Apply

To apply, complete the online application.

Due to the large volume of applicants, we will only contact you if you meet the qualifications and fit the needs of the Learning Den. Priority is given to veteran tutors of the program and new tutors that are able to tutor multiple subjects with wide availability.

Your application is reviewed based on:

  • Course performance
  • Tutoring experience
  • Quality of essay responses
  • Faculty recommendations
  • 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 three to five minutes.

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