How to Become a Tutor

Thank you for your interest in the Bucks County Community College Tutoring Center. Our tutors play an important role in helping our student body achieve their goals. To become an integral part of the tutoring team, applicants must meet certain criteria. Please note that students do not need previous tutoring experience to apply for a position, as the Center trains all tutors.  

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The Application Process

The application process includes two phases.  First, candidates must submit a Tutor Application Form , which can be accessed online.  Second, pending a review of the application and depending on Center staffing needs, potential candidates will be invited to interview for the position and may also be required to complete a subject-specific skills assessment.  Copies of transcripts will be required for courses taken at another college (only for courses that relate to the subject for which the applicant is applying). For non-BCCC student applicants, please submit a resume and unofficial transcripts with your application. 

Further, if an applicant is hired as a tutor, he or she is subject to a criminal background check and must complete the necessary paperwork to be submitted through the College’s Department of Human Resources.  Those interested in volunteering must adhere to the same hiring process.

Tutor Criteria

To qualify for a tutoring position, students must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CPGA) of at least a 3.2, must meet the specific requirements for the subject (detailed below), and must be able to communicate effectively.  If the student meets these criteria and a position is open, then he or she will be contacted for an interview and will meet with one of the Assistant Directors.

Accounting Tutors

A potential Accounting Tutor should have earned A’s in their accounting classes (with the exception of one B+).  Student must have completed Managerial Accounting – Accounting 106 to be considered.  During the interview, the applicant will be asked to complete an accounting assessment.

Chemistry Tutors

A potential Chemistry Tutor should have A’s in their chemistry classes (with the exception of one B+).  Students must have completed Chemistry A – CHEM101 or have tested out of this class to be considered.  During the interview, the applicant will be asked to complete a chemistry assessment.

Computer Science Tutors

We employ Computer Science Tutors who have received A’s in their computer science classes (with the exception of one B+).  

Biology Tutors

A potential Biology Tutor should have A’s in their biology classes (with the exception of one B+).  Tutors are specifically needed for Biological Sciences I & II – BIOL101 and BIOL102 and Human Anatomy and Physiology I – BIOL182, but we welcome applications for other courses.  During the interview, the applicant will be asked to complete a biology assessment.

Economics Tutors

Students wishing to apply for an Economics Tutoring position have received A’s in Principles of Economics – Macro and Micro – ECON111 & 112.  During the interview, the applicant will be asked to complete an economics assessment.

Effective Speaking Tutors

Potential Effective Speaking Tutors should have earned an A in their Effective Speaking class.

French Tutors

Potential French Tutors should have earned A’s in their French classes (with the exception of one B+).  Students must have completed Intermediate French I – FREN201. Along with the Assistant Director, a professor from the Department of Language & Literature will interview the student.

History Tutors

Potential History Tutor should have earned A's in their history classes (with the exception of one B+).  Students must have completed HIST151.

Italian Tutors

Potential Italian Tutors should have earned A’s in their Italian classes (with the exception of one B+).  Students must have completed Intermediate Italian I – ITAL201. Along with the Assistant Director, a professor from the Department of Language & Literature will interview the student.

Math Tutors

The Tutoring Center employs Math Tutors who have received A’s in their math classes (with the exception of one B+).  To tutor algebra, students must have completed Intermediate Algebra – Math 103.  During the interview, the student will be asked to complete a math assessment.

Music Tutors

A potential Music Tutor should have earned A’s in their music classes (with the exception of one B+).  Students must have completed Music Theory I & 2 – Music 111 & 112 and Ear Training I & II – Music 115 & 116.  

Nursing Tutors

A potential Nursing Tutor should have earned an A in Drug Calculations and their Implications – Nursing 120, as well as his/her other nursing classes (with the exception of one B+ in a class other than NURS120). 

Philosophy Tutors

Potential Philosophy Tutors should have earned A's in their philosophy classes (with the exception of one B+). 

Psychology Tutors

Potential Pyschology Tutors should have earned A's in their psychology classes (with the exception of one B+).

Physics Tutors

A potential Physics Tutor should have earned A’s in their physics, engineering, or astronomy classes (with the exception of one B+).  During the interview, the applicant will be asked complete a physics assessment.

Sociology Tutors

Potential Sociology Tutors should have earned A's in their sociology classes (with the exception of one B+).

Spanish Tutors

A potential Spanish Tutor should have earned A’s in their Spanish classes (with the exception of one B+).  Students must have completed Intermediate Spanish I – SPAN201. Along with the Assistant Director, a professor from the Department of Language & Literature will interview the student.

Writing Tutors

For Writing Tutor positions, the Tutoring Center recruits students who have successfully completed all composition courses, including English Composition II - COMP111, with A’s in all composition courses, and who have high grades in other humanities courses.  Writing tutors also tutor students in reading, study skills, and American English as a Second Language (AESL).  Please note, applicants do not need to speak other languages or have AESL certification for this position.  The applicant will be asked to bring writing samples (a paper from the COMP111 course and an additional paper) and will be asked to complete a writing and grammar assessment during the interview. 

Application Form and Submission

If you would like to apply, please click on the following link and save the Tutoring Center’s Tutor Application Form Form‌ .  Please complete the form and e-mail it to tutor@bucks.edu or drop it off at the front desk of the Newtown Center (L210).  Your application will be forwarded to the appropriate Assistant Director.

Please call the Center’s main number at 215-968-8044 with any questions.