Peer Tutoring Assistant



The Educational Resource Center, Boston University’s academic support center, is seeking two graduate Peer Tutoring Assistants interested in undergraduate academic support and higher education. The Peer Tutoring Assistants will support the Assistant Director for Tutoring Services with payroll, hiring, training, and supervision of Peer Tutors, as well as the day-to-day administration of the Peer Tutoring Program.

Open Positions

We are looking for two BU graduate students to each work in-person 20 hours/week. These positions are for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters; the Peer Tutoring Assistants would be expected to work from late January to early May. The application will remain open until the positions are filled. Please note that BU graduate students cannot work more than 20 hours/week on campus.


Major responsibilities:

  • Read Peer Tutor applications, input data into Airtable, and assist the Assistant Director for Tutoring Services (AD) in the interview process.
  • Assist the Staff Coordinator in hiring all new tutors.
  • Update modules for Peer Tutor Training. Plan logistics of Peer Tutor Training. Co-facilitate Peer Tutor Trainings with the AD.
  • Maintain accurate payroll and submit to Staff Coordinator in a timely manner.
  • Assist in supervision of Peer Tutors, including scheduling requests, software usage, and troubleshooting the log in/log out processes.
  • Check Peer Tutor schedules and correct any mistakes in TutorTrac, our scheduling software.
  • Assist the AD in day-to-day administration of the Peer Tutoring Program. Includes answering email inquiries and fulfilling Special Requests.
  • Maintain responsibility for data collection and reporting.
  • Attend monthly meetings with the AD and the Mentors of the Peer Tutors.
  • Maintain open and consistent communication with Peer Tutors, including sending a weekly announcement email.
  • Maintain open and consistent communication with the AD and the other Peer Tutoring Assistant.

The Peer Tutoring Assistants will be paid $17.00/hour.



Candidates should be a current BU graduate student. Candidates should be working towards a graduate degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or a related field. Candidates in unrelated graduate programs will be considered, if there is a strong interest in working in student services/higher education in the future; this interest must be expressed in the cover letter. This position should be consistent with the applicant’s career goals.


  • 1-3 years of related professional experience (managing student employees, payroll, tutoring, training)
  • Strong ability to speak in front of groups and facilitate activities and/or interactive discussions
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated success in relationship-building across campus
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm to work collaboratively with other students, faculty, and staff
  • Empathy and sensitivity to concerns and issues faced by undergraduate students
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of students and appropriate relationships
  • Excellent time management, self-management, and organizational skills
  • Comfort working with Microsoft Excel and Google Suite

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are encouraged to apply.


Applicants must provide a cover letter and a resume. The cover letter should directly address the desired qualifications. Candidates can apply through our website here. If you have any questions, please email us.