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Academic Support & Access Center

Peer Tutor Information

Currently enrolled American University students in good standing may apply to tutor. Tutors must have earned an A or A- in the course(s) or equivalent they wish to tutor and must agree to follow the guidelines and procedures set by Tutoring Services. Tutor's fee is $14/hour.

How to Apply

There are three steps to apply to become a peer tutor:

1. Fill in and submit the application form below. 

2. Provide a faculty recommendation: only one letter of recommendation is required, for the field in which the candidate feel he/she would be a stronger tutor. Please use this Electronic Recommendation Form: download the form, fill out the top section, then save the document and send it to the faculty member. Ask them to email it back to Should you and/or the faculty member prefer to provide a paper copy instead, please make sure it gets delivered to:

Tutoring, Academic Support and Access Center
American University
Mary Graydon Center 243
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8027

3. Send an unofficial copy of your college transcript(s) to

We will then contact you if you are selected for an interview.

Tutor Application Form