Frequently Asked Questions
What are the minimum requirements to be a tutor?
Are you excited about tutoring? Are you comfortable with the basic concepts of the subject in which you want to tutor? Then you’re all set!
Do I need to have previous tutoring experience to be a part of Wolverine Tutors?
Nope! No experience necessary.
What is the weekly time commitment for tutoring?
Tutors typically tutor for 2 hours a week. There are also optional club meetings for social activities once a month.
Can I choose which subject to teach?
Yes, tutors always pick subjects they are comfortable with.
Are tutors paid?
No, all of our tutors are volunteers.
What time of the day do I tutor? What if I have afternoon classes or classes during the day?
Time slots are flexible! You get to choose your time slots in order to work around your class schedule! If you’re working in a classroom, it can be anytime during normal school hours. If you’re working one-on-one with a student, it could be after school.
What if I start tutoring a student and I don’t know how to help them?
It’s totally fine! Sometimes we don’t remember geometry equations or we haven’t read the book that the student is reading for class. It’s okay to ask the teacher (if available) for a quick reminder on the subject or do a quick online search. Be honest and remember that any advice you can give will be valuable!
How do background checks work?
Background checks are conducted through the school system at which you will be tutoring. We will collect any needed information from you, then send it along for your background check so that you can start tutoring!
How much are dues for the Fall 2022 semester?
Dues are $5. If you have any obstacles that prevent you from paying this, please reach out to us so we can work out a solution.
Who can I reach out to if I have more questions?
Contact our communications director Olivia Gottdenker ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). If you feel your question would be better directed towards another member of our team, our contact information is available on the "Leadership" page.
COVID-19 Related Questions (Fall 2023)
WiLl tutors be going into classrooms or meeting with students in-person?
As of now, we have both in-person and virtual opportunities and will be following university guidelines.
Are club meetings in person?
We do hope to have in person meetings and social events this semester. Please watch your email for any updates from us regarding club meetings.