HEI Tutor Recruitment Ideas

The purpose of this guidance is to provide HEIs with ideas for how to recruit university students to serve as tutors. These ideas are curated from current practices shared by HEI tutoring programs in local K-12 districts. Depending on the population of students you intend to recruit, some of these ideas may be more relevant to your context than others. 

  • Program staff recruit within disciplines (majors) through recruitment emails, signage across campus 
  • Program staff host informational sessions and tabling events on campus (and at fundraising events) to share information and collect sign-ups 
  • Current student tutors hold student information sessions, coffee chats and track sign-ups 
  • Leverage program social media platforms to amplify flyers, current student tutor spotlights
  • Partner with HEI career and development officers to embed participation as a tutor as a co-curricular experience that compliments curriculum (e.g., Schools of Education) 
  • Connect with HEI internship and job online bulletin boards (e.g,, Handshake) to post job descriptions