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Florida Atlantic University’s Owl-to-Owl Volunteer Tutoring program is designed to benefit the student body by offering them an even greater amount and variety of academic course support. Much like the Center for Learning And Student Success’s (CLASS) Tutoring program, the Owl-to-Owl (OtO) Volunteer Tutoring program recruits student leaders from across campus who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to be academically successful and train them to become OtO volunteer tutors.


Benefits of becoming an OtO Volunteer Tutor:

  • Earn 35+ volunteer hours and have your hours recorded on your transcripts for future employers, and/or professional or graduate schools to see!
  • Professional development
    • Build leadership skills
    • Become peer mentors
    • Build upon skills that will help you improve your academic success skills
    • Learn how to be an effective “academic coach” for students
    • Have the opportunity to learn more about different offices/services across campus
    • Network and build connections with other student leaders, administrators, and staff
  • Great way for pre-professionals to review material and prep for admissions exams
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Receive tutor training that can be included on résumés which can increase your odds in finding employment as a tutor elsewhere!
  • Experiences and skills gained through the program provide fantastic résumé builders!
  • Gain experience to increase your chances of being selected to join our team as a paid tutor/SIL the following semester


OtO Volunteer Tutor Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • A- or better in the course(s) you’re planning to tutor in.
    • NOTE: The OtO Tutoring program does NOT offer support in math or writing-intensive courses.
  • Must agree to a semester-long commitment.
  • Must attend all training. (Training will count towards volunteer hours.)
  • Must tutor a minimum of 2 hours per week and adhere to scheduled hours for the entirety of the semester.  (Please note: The OtO Tutoring program does not currently support math or writing intensive courses.)
  • Earn 35+ volunteer hours
    • Minimum of 22 tutoring hours
    • 3 hours of shadowing
    • 5 hours beginning-of-semester training
    • 1 hour of self-reflection and supervisory evaluation
    • 2 hours of semester training/workshops
      • 1 mid-semester
      • 1 end of semester
    • 2 hours of Canvas Discussions (includes time for readings, 0.5 hours for each x 4 discussions)


Interested in becoming an OtO Volunteer Tutor? Here’s a breakdown of the process:

  1. To apply to participate in the OtO Program in Fall 2021, fill out the application by 11:59 pm on Saturday, August 7th.
  2. If selected as a candidate, we will be contacting you via email to set up an interview that will be held during the first week of classes.
  3. You will be notified on whether you have been selected as an OtO Volunteer Tutor by the end of August/beginning of September.
  4. Please see the program schedule for Fall 2021 below to get a better idea of the required program components such as the meetings and trainings:



Fall 2021 Program Schedule



Ready to apply? 
Fall 2021 Application



Fall 2021 Application Deadline:
Saturday, August 7, 2021


OtO Contact Jessica Tiru

 Last Modified 7/20/21