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TRIO Academic Services

How is tutoring scheduled?

During Semester Conferences (held at the beginning of each term), TRIO students are assigned weekly sessions (which each range from 30 minutes to one hour in length) with a tutor(s) in a course(s) which TRIO determines the student needs assistance. Weekly appointment times are selected from the available times of all tutors capable of tutoring that course. Once tutoring is scheduled, students are expected to keep the same appointment time(s) each week. Both individual and group tutoring are offered.


How much do tutors make?

Tutors earn $7.25, $8.50, or $10.00 per hour. New tutors are on probation for their first term with TAS. For the first half of that term, they are paid $7.25 per hour. After mid-term (the last day to drop a class with a "W"), new tutors review their performance with their coordinator. Those who have provided effective tutoring and have learned and adhered to TAS policies and procedures receive a raise in pay to $8.50 per hour. Tutors who have completed their probationary period are paid $10.00 per hour.

Note: Tutor pay rates and rate increases may be adjusted for tutors who begin work after tutoring has begun for the semester or in other situations as deemed appropriate by the coordinator.


When and where does tutoring take place?

Tutoring is provided from 8:00am to 7:30pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00am to 5:30pm on Fridays in TRIO Academic Services’ main office.


How do I apply to become a tutor?

If you meet the following criteria:

  1. Sophomore standing or higher,
  2. 3.0 GPA or higher,
  3. You have a letter of recommendation from a full-time UAB professor in each subject you wish to tutor,

You can apply by completing a tutor application and returning it to our office. Please consult UAB Career and Professional Development to see if we are currently hiring.