Becoming a Tutor for Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS) provides free peer tutoring for an extensive selection of core curriculum and upper division courses. Both individual and small group tutoring are available and open to SSS participants enrolled at USD. SSS tutors must display academic excellence, possess expertise in an academic content area as well as superior study skills. They must also be flexible, patient and sensitive to the needs of the SSS student population. We strive to provide our students with quality, exceptional services. Students are the central focus of SSS’s services and programs. We believe that each and every student we serve is capable of learning and achieving their highest potential. We make every effort to create a supportive environment where active learning takes place, and we are committed to cultivating a dynamic, effective intellectual atmosphere.

  1. Full-time Undergraduate or Graduate student at USD
  2. Cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  3. Have at least first semester sophomore standing
  4. Have earned a B+ or higher in the course(s) you wish to tutor
  1. Schedule tutoring appointments within assigned time frame (between 6-12 hours a week)
  2. Complete and submit appropriate reports and documentation
  3. Utilize interactive tutoring techniques
  4. Attend all staff training sessions and meetings
  5. Stay up-to-date with emails and contacts in a timely manner
  6. Maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average
  7. Familiarized with the Felder-Silverman ILS (Index of Learning Styles) questionnaire and its use
  8. Possess knowledge of USD’s support programs and resources

If you meet our qualifications and would like to become an SSS Tutor, please email

*If you have any questions regarding the application or the application process, please feel free to reach out to our office via email at