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Apply to be a Tutor

Thank you for your interest in the McNamara Academic Center for Student-Athletes Tutorial Program. Please see below for important information on how to apply to be a tutor.

Mentor Tutors

Mentor tutors are a part of the Learning Programs division of the McNamara Academic Center and function under the coordinator of learning services to ensure that student-athletes utilize the resources necessary to build the skills essential for their pursuit of a degree at the University of Minnesota. Mentor tutors serve as role models, study skills instructors, subject tutors, and guides for student-athletes at the University of Minnesota. This position requires constant feedback to the student, the coordinator of learning services, and academic counselor to monitor student-athlete progress and performance. Mentor tutors do not need to know all of the answers but should be able to direct student-athletes to the tools and resources necessary, through the University and the Learning Center, to be successful.

Step 1: Fill out the Mentor Tutor Online Application

Step 2: Email Kim Halgren ( a copy of your resume and a copy of your unofficial transcript.

Subject Tutors

A subject tutor is responsible for breaking down concepts to a student for a particular course. The tutor must be able to explain the course material in an easy-to-understand manner and in a variety of ways. The tutor is not required to have taken the course personally; however, the tutor must be knowledgeable on the subject matter. Subject tutors typically meet for weekly sessions, so a consistent schedule is preferable. Subject tutors are able to tutor as many subjects as he/she feels comfortable tutoring. For more specific information on the job duties of a subject tutor, you can view the Subject Tutor Information Sheet.

Step 1: Fill out the Subject Tutor Online Application

Step 2: Email Adam Demchak ( a copy of your resume, a cover letter and a copy of your unofficial transcript.