Members of the USF community, including faculty, staff, and current students, can nominate students for Learning Center employment opportunities through our Nomination Form.
NOTE: Upon receipt of your nomination the Learning Center reaches out to the nominee with an invitation to apply. This form is NOT the program-specific recommendation that applicants may request of you. They should be sending you additional information regarding the official recommendation process as they continue through the process.
Peer Tutors are full-time USF students who have completed at least a semester of study at USF. Peer Tutors provide appointment-based content and study-skills support to individuals and groups of students enrolled in USF courses.
Peer Tutors are students who show dedication to their academics and maintain a cumulative and semester GPA of 3.0 or higher. Peer Tutors support students enrolled in a number of courses; courses in which the tutor has earned an A- or above and secured recommendations from USF faculty (link to the online recommendation form provided once you apply). Finally, Peer Tutors engage regularly in professional development activities (tutor training).
For more information please review the detailed Peer Tutor Position Description below.
HOW TO APPLY: To begin the application process click on the application link at the top of this page.
Students interested in working as Foreign Language Conversation Tutors should apply through the Languages, Literatures, & Cultures Department.
Students interested in working as a Public Speaking Coach or Writing Consultant should follow the application process outlined below under Speaking Center Coaches and Writing Center Peer Tutors respectively.
Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) is a program facilitated by student leaders who have mastered a USF STEM course. Each week, PLTL leaders meet with their groups to engage in problem solving and discuss current course materials for CHEM 111 and/or CHEM 113. Learn more about the requirements to become a PLTL Leader.
We recommend applying from a computer rather than a mobile device.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a learning enhancement program for undergraduate students, which consists of a series of weekly sessions for historically-difficult courses. SI Sessions are open to all enrolled students who want to improve their understanding of course material, as well as their grades. Attendance is voluntary and offers students the opportunity to collaborate with classmates on comparing lecture notes, discussing important concepts, and developing strategies for studying.
SI Sessions are led by SI Leaders, competent students who have previously taken the course and reached success. SI Leaders attend class with students, take notes, and complete all necessary class readings and assignments. SI Leaders help students reinforce knowledge and offer helpful tips to integrate “how to learn” with “what to learn.”
For more information, including the application process, please review the detailed SI Leader Position Description below.
Each semester, The Learning Center matches graduate students with USF students who are in need of additional and continued academic support during the school year; participants are referred to The Learning Center by campus partners, including the Center for Academic & Student Achievement (CASA), Athletic Department, and Student Disability Services (SDS). Project Success Coaches work individually with students on a weekly, regularly-scheduled basis. They partner with students to tailor their support and accountability methods, aiming to develop study skills and positive academic behaviors, including (but not limited to) time management, prioritization, note-taking, test-taking, critical reading, college-level writing, and goal-setting. Training and resources are provided to Project Success Coaches at the start of every semester.
Speaking Center coaches are well-trained undergraduate and graduate students that are talented public speakers and effective peer tutors. Training for the position includes taking a two-unit course (RHET 328) in order to prepare students for the task of coaching public speaking. Students interested in becoming a Speaking Center Coach should contact Professor Patrick McDonnell at email@example.com for more information.
Writing Center Tutoring - RHET 327 / RHET 527
Writing Center Tutoring is a 2-unit, semester-long course for undergraduate students (or a not-for-credit elective for grad students) that is designed to prepare students to be peer tutors in a writing center. This course provides both a theoretical perspective as well as hands-on practice in tutoring. Upon successful completion of the course (grade B or higher), students will be eligible to apply for a peer tutoring position in the USF Writing Center. Please contact Jonathan Hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org), Writing Center Director, for more information.