Information for Tutors


Prospective tutors may pick up an application packet in the Tutorial/ Learning Center.

They interview with the Coordinator of Academic Support and obtain an approval for the course(s) they are interested in tutoring.

Job Description

A Peer Tutor is a SUNY Orange student who is recommended by his or her instructor and demonstrates a high level of academic achievement in their subject area. For further information please refer to the Peer Tutor Job Description.

A Professional Tutor has a Bachelor's degree and must be approved for hire by both the Coordinator of and the Academic Support and the Academic Department Chairperson for the courses to be tutored. For further information please refer to the Professional Tutor Job Description.

Peer Tutor Approval Process

A prospective Peer Tutor must complete a Peer Tutor Application/ Instructor Approval form for the course that they have done well in and would like to tutor. On the form, there is a place for the instructor to sign. If you require a more accessible version of this form, please contact Janis Goerres at 845-341-4520.

Professional Tutor Application Process

To apply for a position as Professional Tutor, applicants may contact the Coordinator of Academic Support on the campus where they would like to work. A letter of interest and a resume are required to start the application process. The Professional Tutor Job Description has Coordinator contact information and qualification requirements listed.


The tutor completes an availability grid by entering the times that they are available to be scheduled. Usually a student/tutee will be scheduled with a tutor for one hour, twice a week. Tutors average 6 tutoring sessions per week (range of 4 to 24)