Become a Tutor in Math and Science

Our program hires outstanding students recommended by faculty in consultation with the TIMS Coordinator. Tutors help students understand course material, review for tests, and develop study skills. They bring experience, expertise, and enthusiasm to group discussions and one-on-one tutorials. The Tutoring in Math and Science program serves approximately 1000 students in over 100 courses each semester.

 Tutoring in Math and Science Application


  • 3.5 or better cumulative GPA.
  • Completed at least one semester at UWSP.
  • Earned A or A- in courses you wish to tutor (test out acceptable for some courses).
  • Excel at working with peers in a cooperative learning environment.
  • Enjoy helping others to learn.
Specific Duties:
  • Tutor UWSP students either one-on-one or in small groups in course content.
  • Assist learners in the development of effective study skills and testing strategies.
  • Be knowledgeable of TLC and TIMS program procedures.
  • Attend required orientations, meetings, and training sessions.
  • Enroll in Ed 301:  Workshop in Academic Success Strategies within first two semesters of employment.


Selection of group and one-on-one tutors for a given semester begins week 10 of the previous semester.

One-on-one tutors arrange tutoring times with the Program Coordinators and TLC Office Manager based on their availability. Group leaders choose the days and times for group discussions based on their availability and course patterns (days/times of course lectures and labs, exams, etc).

TIMS Program tutoring is a student employment opportunity. The number of hours a tutor works is dependent upon student requests for assistance. Tutors must be available for a minimum of four contact hours/week.  The TLC cannot guarantee a minimum or maximum number of contact hours. Tutoring wages start at $8.50 per hour.