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Become a Tutor

Applying to become a Peer Tutor

We are now accepting Peer Tutor applications for the Fall 2024 semester. Apply here!

A Qualtrics eligibility survey and a Workday application both must be completed to be considered. Please contact ELI at with questions on the tutoring program.

Hiring Cycle:

TermsApplications OpenInterviews BeginPositions Announced
FallLate MarchMid-AprilLate May to June
SpringMid-OctoberEarly NovemberLate December to January

Interviews for open positions will continue as needed until positions are filled for the term.

What Do Peer Tutors Do?

ELI peer tutors are trained to help their peers master course content and improve learning skills. This involves: listening to student challenges and suggesting strategies to overcome them, asking questions, suggesting study practices, encouraging students, and giving specific feedback. Those eligible to tutor are College of Engineering undergraduates and BEE majors in CALS who have completed two semesters of coursework at Cornell and have demonstrated excellence in the course(s) they wish to tutor (earning B+ and higher).

Work Schedule: Up to 6 hours per week; scheduled according to tutor's availability (weekdays, evenings, and weekends). 

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I enjoy helping other people out, and tutoring also helped me get a stronger hand on the material, which actually helped me in courses I took later on in college.

— Dhruv Sreenivas – ELI Peer Educator