Academic Tutor

Apply to be an Academic Tutor for 2016-2017!

Our tutors are a critical part of the high school experience offered by Appleton A Better Chance. We rely on Lawrence student tutors to work with A Better Chance students during weekday evenings – 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Monday through Thursday), what we call “study hall.”

The primary responsibility of tutors is to help students stay on track and coach them to diligently complete their work. Students are expected to arrive at study hall with a full account of their assignments, and as an academic tutor, it’s your responsibility to check off that the student has completed the work.

A Typical Session

Study hall occurs Monday-Thursday from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The students take a break at 8:30, and those who are finished with homework can be on their way. Students needing more study time are expected to be at the table to finish their homework. The tutors are responsible for maintaining a quiet and productive study hall. The tutors will supervise the students while working, as well as interact with them and mentor them.  The students are to do their own work, but the tutor’s responsibility will be to look over completed work, help the students through difficult lessons, and answer questions that may arise.  

What Do You Need to Be A Tutor?

Tutors should be academically strong in a variety of areas  While all students are welcome to apply, upper-class students with strong writing skills, knowledge of the humanities, and quantitative capabilities are the best applicants. The tutors are occasionally asked to provide house coverage when the resident director is not present in the evenings. 


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