Student Employment

The Institute for Student Success seeks outstanding student leaders to provide academic support in a variety of methods. See below for application materials. 

Academic Coach:

Our academic coaching program is designed to help students develop academic skills throughout their college career and beyond. Peer Academic Coaches are advanced standing students who have demonstrated outstanding academic skill in their educational journey.


  • Cumulative GPA: 3.5 Minimum
  • Recommendation from Faculty

Subject Tutor:

Subject tutors meet with students to practice material, offer academic strategies, and instill confidence in particular subjects while promoting the student’s overall academic success. Tutors act as guides to help students gain confidence and knowledge in topics within the course. 


  • B+ average or better in chosen field of tutoring
  • Two recommendations from faculty*

*Note: Potential tutors for a language must have at least one faculty recommendation from a member of the Modern Languages department

Recitation/Group Study Leader:

Recitation Leaders lead group discussions about biology concepts and teach students a variety of learning skills that can be used to succeed in Ursinus academics. Leaders are assigned to 2 recitation sections of BIO-101 (fall) or 1 section of BIO-102 (spring) and will facilitate the weekly recitation sessions. The Biology department also supports group study sessions for Genetics.


  • B+ or better in the relevant course(s)
  • Recommendation from Faculty

Qualifications for ALL Positions:

  • Familiarity with how to navigate and use support services at Ursinus
  • Ability to explain challenging concepts to an audience with different learning styles
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Awareness of your own academic skills and their development
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to improvise and ask questions

Application Information

The ISS currently hires tutors on a yearly basis. Applications are currently closed. Check back in March 2025 for the next hiring cycle!


If you need further assistance or clarification, please contact the Tutoring Coordinator, Carla Anderson.