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

Recitation 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 BIO-102 (spring) and will facilitate the weekly recitation sessions. 


  • B+ or better in BIO-101/BIO-102
  • 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 Cycle Information

The ISS currently hires tutors on a yearly basis. Please check back in January to see further information for how to apply to work as an academic coach, tutor, or recitation leader in the Fall 2024-Spring2025 school year.


If you need further assistance or clarification, please contact Carla Anderson