Study Partners Employment

The peer tutoring service provided by Study Partners is valuable and well utilized at Auburn University. Our tutors have previously earned an A or high B in each class they tutor, and truly enjoy assisting students in improving their ability to become independent learners.  If this describes you, we look forward to receiving your completed application and two letters of recommendation.

Study Partners annually employs 80-100 tutors, and 5-10 desk workers. If you are interested in working at Study Partners, please print and complete one of the applications available using a link below. Applications are actively accepted throughout the year, but are regularly reviewed the 10th day of each month.

Submit completed applications in one of the following ways to Ms. Tamara Bowden, SP Coordinator:

-Email to:

-Mail to: 0176 RBD Library Auburn University, AL 36849

-Deliver to: 0176 RBD Library (ground floor) Academic Support Suite
Office: 0176G

Study Partners’ Hiring Procedures


For quick reference please refer to the steps below designed to clarify the hiring process. Potential employees will not be considered for a job in Study Partners until a completed application and two rec letters have been submitted.


Complete an application and submit it to the Academic Support Suite (ground floor RBD Library).
c/o Ms. Tamara Bowden, SP Coordinator (0176 RBD Library, 334.844.4388, Tutors please list all classes you are willing to tutor by including the full class code (i.e. MATH 1000).


TWO recommendation letters are required. Recommendations are to be requested by the potential employee (that’s YOU!). Letters may be submitted via email to: Ms. Tamara Miller Bowden ( OR hard copy to: Ms. Tamara Bowden (0176 RBD Library, Auburn University, AL, 36849).


As an open tutoring or desk worker position becomes available, selected candidates will be contacted via email. These potential employees are asked to meet in person for no longer than 40 minutes with one or more members of supervisory team. Attire is student casual unless the potential employee prefers to wear something more formal.

STEP 4: MOCK INTERVIEW REQUEST (this step is not always requested)

On occasion potential employees will be asked to come back a second time to conduct a 20 minute “mock tutoring session,” used to assess the potential employee’s ability to communicate necessary curriculum material.


If and when a student is hired by Study Partners they will then need to follow-up with Ms. Sandy Baker, Academic Support Administrative Associate (, 0176A RBD Library, Academic Support Suite), to set up an in person meeting to complete the necessary paperwork allowing them to be placed on Auburn University’s payroll.  All employees are required by law to bring an ORIGINAL Social Security card, and current Driver’s License OR Passport to their meeting. AU Payroll paperwork is easily completed in approximately 15 minutes. For direct deposit purposes, each new employee is required to enter their personal bank info into Tiger i.


All undergraduate student employees of Study Partners begin by earning $7.25/hour, earning a 50 cent hourly raise each year with our program, maxing-out at no more than $8.25/hour unless they hold a leadership position. Graduate and Professional (Vet Med, Pharmacy, and Nursing) student employees begin by earning $8.25/hour, earning a 50 cent hourly raise every year with our program, but max out at no more than $10/hour.


Each Study Partners’ staff member is required to attend a minimum of 12 paid hours of training each semester to help complete tutor and/or desk worker certification.  Each new employee is also required to shadow other staff members in an effort to help them hone their craft. Additionally, tutors and desk workers are periodically observed during their work hours to provide opportunity for growth and development and to help improve performance.


Tutors set their own work schedule within the hours Study Partners is open.  Depending upon the course(s) tutored, staff members are assigned a maximum number of weekly work hours.Regularly, tutors work 5-15 hours/week depending on the curriculum area, the demand for tutoring in that area, and their own preference. Desk Worker hours are set by mutual agreement between the desk supervisor and employee, and hours/week vary.


Study Partners is located in the Learning Commons (2nd Floor RBD Library). Individual tutoring for Spring 2019 semester is offered Sun from 2 pm-8 pm, Monday and Tuesday from 11 am-8 pm, and Wednesday and Thursday from 11 am-6 pm. Drop-in tutoring for high demand courses only is offered Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday from 6 pm-8 pm. Tutor work hours begin at the top of the hour and end at the top of the hour. Desk Worker hours vary due to class schedules, opening and closing duties, etc. The first day of tutoring for Spring 2019 is January 23th, and the last day of tutoring for Spring semester will be on April 25th. Study Partners is not open on Fridays or Saturdays.