Tutor Hiring Process
UW Athletics welcomes non-students, undergraduate students, and graduate students to apply for tutor positions.
To be considered for a tutor position with UW Athletics, please submit the following items to David Mattison, the tutor coordinator:
- Resume or CV
- Letter of recommendation from a professional source
- Unofficial copies of your undergraduate transcripts and graduate transcripts (if applicable)
These items may be submitted electronically to David at DM4@athletics.wisc.edu. If you choose to mail these items, please send them to:
University of Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletics
Camp Randall Stadium
1440 Monroe Street
Madison, WI 53711
*Please note that the University of Wisconsin performs criminal background checks on all new employees.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What are the qualifications to become a tutor?
Potential tutors should posses a four year degree or currently be enrolled in a four year college or university. Tutors should be highly motivated to teach and capable of interacting with student-athletes possessing a wide range of abilities, motivation, and cultural backgrounds.
Do you need tutors during the summer?
Yes. Tutors are used during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. During the Summer semester, student demand for tutors is less than Fall and Spring.
How much do you pay tutors?
Tutors are paid $14 - $18 per hour. The pay rate is determined by the tutor's level of education. For example, a tutor with a graduate degree will earn more than a tutor with an undergraduate degree.
What forms of ID do I need to become a tutor?
The University of Wisconsin requires a criminal background check for all new employees. When you submit your forms to the tutor coordinator, please bring the following forms of identification. The tutor coordinator will photocopy your identification. Please do not bring photocopies with you.
Option 1: Current driver's license AND original social security card
Option 2: Current United States passport
Option 3: Current foreign passport AND I-20 visa (for non-residents)
I went to school somewhere else - can I tutor classes here?
Yes, as long as you have a four year degree. Please submit the required materials for consideration.
When are timecards due?
Timecards are due on or before the 16th of each month. The monthly pay period runs from the 16th of the current month to the 15th of the following month. Tutors are paid once a month - approximately on the first day of each month.
What if I fail to turn in my timecard on time?
If you fail to submit your timecard on time, please include your late timecard with the current timecard. You may not submit a timecard that is two or more pay periods late.
Can I get paid retroactively?
If you turn in a timecard after the deadline, the pay will be distributed to you during the following pay period. However, timecards more than two pay periods late will not be accepted.
Can I tutor student-athletes anywhere on campus?
No. We require all tutor sessions to occur at the Fetzer Center or the Kohl Fetzer Center. In an unusual circumstance, the Tutor Coordinator may make an exception. Please contact the Tutor Coordinator if you feel there is a reason to meet outside one of the two Fetzer Centers.
How long is the computer lab open?
Computer labs are open during the regular hours of the Fetzer Center and the Kohl Fetzer Center. LINK TO about us-Fetzer Centers
Where do I park?
There is no parking specifically for tutors. If you are tutoring at the McClain Fetzer Center near Camp Randall stadium, Lot 17, the parking garage located next to Camp Randall stadium, is free after 430PM on weekdays and on non-event weekends.
If tutoring at the Kohl Fetzer Center, tutors should use meter parking located on Dayton Street.
Do I get a parking permit?
UW Athletics does not provide parking passes to tutors.
Do I get tickets to athletics events?
No. If you would like to purchase tickets, please visit the ticket office at 1440 Monroe Street.
Can I print for free?
Printing is available at the Fetzer Center and Kohl Fetzer Center.
What if I need to copy a book?
There is a photocopy machine available at both Fetzer Centers. It is free for academically related services such as copying book pages or class notes.
Can I have a copy of a student-athlete's textbook?
We do not keep extra copies of text on hand. If you need a textbook, please contact the Tutor Coordinator.
Do I get books for free?
Yes. UW Athletics purchases textbooks for tutors to use. At the end of each semester, tutors should return their textbooks to the Tutor Coordinator.
What if a student-athlete doesn't show up for a tutoring session?
First, check to see if the student-athlete tried to contact you via phone or email to cancel the tutoring session. If not, try calling the student. If you are not able to reach the student, wait for 30 minutes. You are entitled to be paid for your time. Do not forget to e-mail the Tutorial Coordinator to report this absence.
What if I cannot make it to a tutoring session?
Please notify the student-athlete ASAP. Call the student first and leave a message if the student does not answer the phone. It is also a good idea to send an email to the student.
What if a student-athlete wants me to tutor her in a class that I'm unfamiliar?
If you do not feel comfortable assisting someone for a specific class, please share this with the student-athlete and the Tutor Coordinator. A new tutor will be found for the student-athlete.
Where do I get my paycheck?
Paychecks are deposited electronically through direct deposit.
Can I contact a student-athlete's instructor?
No, tutors may not contact course instructors directly for any reason. If you have questions about a class or need clarification on in-class instructions, please contact the Tutor Coordinator for assistance.
What if I miss a tutoring appointment?
If you miss a tutoring appointment, please contact both the student-athlete and Tutor Coordinator immediately.
How does "prep time" work?
Sometimes tutors may need extra time to review a student-athlete's course material or prepare notes. This is understandable; however prep time cannot be compensated unless the tutor contacts the Tutor Coordinator for prior approval.
How much prep time can I put on my timecard?
Please contact the Tutor Coordinator before claiming any prep time.
Who is the academic advisor for the student-athlete I am tutoring?
Each student-athlete is assigned an athletics academic advisor. The Tutor Coordinator can provide you with the student athlete's advisor.
What if the student-athlete is not prepared for the tutoring session?
Work with any available notes or resources for the current tutoring session, and note the student-athlete's preparedness on the tutor session report. This will help communicate the student-athlete's situation to the academic advising staff.