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How to Apply

A copy of your undergraduate transcript (either official or unofficial) is required to apply for this job. Please fill out our online application here. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Janice Jones (, the Program Manager in the Educational Opportunity Initiatives Office.

  • You must submit at least 2 letters of recommendations. Students should solicit letters from UM-Flint faculty or staff who have seen the student's academic, leadership, and communication skills.
  • References should not include personal or family friends, supervisors from non-relevant employment, or other UM-Flint students.

Job Summary

Academic Tutors report to the Program Manager and/or Assistant Program Manager.  Academic Tutors meet with any Promise Scholar students on a regular basis for 5 weeks (July 8th – August 7th) to assist them in understanding the content of their course material as well as developing skills necessary for succeeding in college. The ideal tutor is personable, positive, autonomous, and focused on assisting students with achieving their academic objectives while maintaining appropriate boundaries. Academic Tutors are exposed to sensitive information therefore all work with students is highly confidential. Academic Tutors effectively communicate with all Program Staff on a need-to-know basis.

The Promise Scholar Program is looking for tutors who are excited to work with diverse learners as they pursue their Bachelor’s degrees while balancing education and the first-year-experience (FYE). Tutors focus on clarifying and explaining the content of a student’s course material while also helping students develop study skills to succeed on their own.

Teaching/tutoring experience and/or experience within an educational setting is preferred but not required. It is mandatory that all tutors function within the rules and regulations defined by the University and the Educational Opportunities Initiatives Office.


  • Work one-on-one and in group settings with students within a structured program for academic support.
  • Facilitate student understanding of the content of their course material.
  • Write daily session reports and student evaluations.
  • Communicate with students, the Tutorial Program Staff, Academic Counselors, and administrators in an appropriate manner.
  • Promptly respond to all telephone calls, texts and emails from the Tutorial Program staff, Academic Counselors, and all other UM Department personnel.
  • Complete all required online and in-person tutor training prior to working with students, and attend tutor training.
  • Keep all information about students strictly confidential.

Desired Qualifications*

  • At least one full year of college and at least one semester at University of Michigan – Flint
  • 3.5 GPA or above is required (and must maintain a 3.5 University GPA)
  • A “B” in any course for which they are assigned (courses must have been taken at UM-Flint).
  • At least one semester of undergraduate coursework receiving at least a B+ in all courses being tutored
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Personable, understanding, and patient.

Ability to work with diverse populations of learners at various skill levels.

Work Schedule

Academic Tutors work in a small group setting – Sunday – Thursday. Tutoring appointments are Sundays: 6:40pm to 8:45pm and Mon. – Thurs. 4:45pm to 5:45pm. 

Additional Information

Offers are contingent on background check clearance and academic status verification

FERPA Waiver

By submitting this job application, I understand that I am waiving my privacy rights as outlined in the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) and allowing staff within Educational Opportunity Initiatives to view my transcript to confirm my academic eligibility for this position. Furthermore, by submitting this job application I understand I am authorizing the Office of the Dean of Students to release my student conduct history to confirm my conduct eligibility for this position. I understand this waiver remains in effect while this specific employment application remains active.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.