Are you interested in becoming a Physics Tutor?

We are currently hiring for the Fall 2022 Semester!

The VCU Physics Tutoring Center provides students in Physics and related disciplines the opportunity to hone their physics skills and gain valuable experience by acting as tutors for our introductory physics courses. We are open Monday through Friday according to the academic calendar and offer both appointment tutoring and drop-in sessions. We also offer exam review sessions which not only provide a valuable service to students but also give tutors the opportunity to lead a group study session.
Please note: Tutoring positions are paid positions and are open only to current and former VCU students.

Job Description: Physics Lab Tutorial Assistant

The Department of Physics in the College of Humanities and Science at Virginia Commonwealth University is recruiting candidates for Physics Lab Tutorial Assistant positions. Our primary focus at the moment is hiring tutors for introductory physics courses. This position may also provide applicants with opportunities to assist in setting up physics lab experiments and demonstrations, proctoring exams, and grading physics lab reports.

Applications will be processed through VCU Handshake. To apply, login to VCU Handshake and search on “Physics.” The job title is Physics Lab Tutorial Assistant (Job # 6104079). In your application, please include information about all physics and math courses you have taken at university level. We also recommend that you include an unofficial transcript in your application materials.

Note: If you have never used VCU Handshake before, you will need to activate your account before applying. All VCU students have an account. Visit https://vcu.joinhandshake.com, click “VCU Sign On” and log in using the VCU Central Authentication Service. Once logged in, follow the instructions to activate your account.

Answers to frequently asked questions:

Q. Who can apply?
A. The job is open to current and former VCU students and requires a valid VCU email address.
Applications are processed through VCU Handshake - see above for more information.
Q. What are the minimum job requirements?
A. Prospective tutors should have a strong background in PHYS 207 & 208 and calculus.

Q. What is the time commitment?
A. It’s up to you! We design the Tutoring Center’s schedule and hours around our tutors.

  • Fixed schedule based on your availability - no minimum number of hours required.
  • Choose to tutor during drop-in sessions, by appointment or both. 

Q. What resources are available to help tutors prepare for sessions?

A. We provide tutors with information they need to help our students including class schedules,
lecture notes, and worksheets. We also have textbooks available for reference.

  • If our tutors need anything else they let us know and we do our best to get it!

If you have any additional questions or would like more information, feel free to email us at physicstutor@vcu.edu