The CUNY Tutor Corps in Math and Computer Science brings students from CUNY colleges into middle and high school classrooms, helping them become highly effective tutors and teaching assistants in the mathematics and computer science classrooms of 180 schools by 2020.  The Tutor Corps is a partnership between CUNY, the Office of the Mayor, New York City Department of Education (DOE), and others.

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CUNY is seeking eligible applicants with a desire to:

  • Improve the math and computer science learning of middle and high school students
  • Inspire younger students to study STEM by developing mentoring relationships
  • Investigate secondary teaching of math or computer science as a viable career option

In order to be eligible for this program, applicants typically meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate CUNY Student who is majoring in or intending to study a STEM discipline, particularly math, computer science, technology or math education
  • Interested in working/teaching in a New York City public school
  • Able to obtain proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), including DACA, by the start of the program in January
  • Academically qualified with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Able to adapt to new challenges and communicate dependably and professionally
  • Have already completed 12 credits in math, computer science or education


Members of the CUNY Tutor Corps will be paid $15 per hour for approximately 12 hours per week from January to June.  Tutors will be given training and support throughout the program in effective methods of engaging students in groups and one-on-one tutoring sessions.  The semester will begin with a two-week immersion program, during which tutors will meet representatives from their host schools, and begin learning about the curriculum and their support role.  Corps members will also benefit from training by CUNY faculty which will focus on best practices in pedagogy, and offer supports in collaborative instruction.

Apply today!

CUNY students at all campuses can access an online application.  The deadline for 2016-17 applications is October 16, 2016.  Please complete the application on your computer and not your phone. A complete application includes the following:

  1. A completed online application form
  2. An unofficial transcript from your current CUNY College which will be uploaded in the online application.
  3. A recommendation from a professional contact, such as a professor, supervisor, volunteer coordinator or adviser
  4. Response to three short answer questions. It is strongly suggested that you proofread your responses before submitting it. Ask someone you trust, like a professor or adviser, to help you make your application the best it can be.

All programs and activities of the CUNY Tutor Corps program are open to all eligible applicants, without regard to race, gender, national origin or other characteristic protected by law.