Tutor Resume and Cover Letter Examples

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If you’re a subject-matter expert with teaching experience and stellar interpersonal skills, a tutoring job might be the perfect way to make some extra cash.

Many teachers supplement their income with tutoring gigs, or use this path as a way to gain a financial cushion while transitioning to another career. Some become tutors full-time, enjoying the flexibility of working on their own schedule and the opportunity to work online.

If you’re applying for a tutoring job, you’ll need to create a resume that highlights your skills, credentials, and education, as well as your ability to help students achieve their goals.

What to Include in Your Resume

Emphasize your qualifications. When writing your resume, be sure to include all your relevant education and credentials, as well as your professional experience. Include certifications, honors, and academic achievements.

Quantify your achievements. If you’ve helped raise your students’ grades or test scores, include that information and be as precise as possible. For example, you might say that you helped X percent of students achieve a certain score on a test. Adding numbers to your resume is an easy way to show the hiring manager what you have accomplished. For example:

  • Succeeded in helping students raise their grades an average of 30%.

What to Include in Your Cover Letter

Your cover letter is a perfect opportunity to show the employer why you'd be a good candidate for the job. When writing your cover letter, mention some of the requirements listed in the job posting with an explanation of how your credentials are a fit. For example:

 Your program requires that tutors be able to assist students in multiple subjects, and my experience would allow me to do just that.

This way, you are showing rather than telling the hiring manager that you're worth considering for an interview.

Tips for Writing a Tutor Resume and Cover Letter

Take the time to match your qualifications to the job, so the hiring manager can see you're a well-qualified applicant. Highlight your teaching and tutoring experience by featuring them prominently on your resume and in your cover letter.

Customize your resume for each job you apply to, and prominently feature the requirements the employer is seeking on your resume and in your cover letter. Your other work experience can be listed separately in an "Other Experience" section below the tutoring and education experience.

Proofread, proofread, proofread. Needless to say, accuracy is important when you’re applying for a tutoring job. Even if your area of expertise isn’t related to English composition, clients will be unlikely to trust a tutor who makes mistakes on their resume or cover letter. 

Tutor Resume Sample

This is an example of a resume for a tutor position. Download the resume template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples.

Screenshot of a tutor resume sample
 @ The Balance 2020

Tutor Resume Sample (Text Version)

Samantha Applicant
146 Placid Street
Portland, OR 97217
Home: (123) 555-1234
Cell: (123) 555-5555


Recent college graduate with a major in English major and a minor in mathematics seeking a position as a professional tutor at the college or high school level, or for an independent tutoring business.


  • Adept at creating study materials in a variety of academic subjects to help students improve their test scores and GPAs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in working with students to help them achieve and succeed.
  • Have written study books adopted by a high school and a college to help students improve their skills in English and mathematics.
  • Have won several “Tutor of the Year” awards for work with high school and college students.


East Brook College, Portland, OR
Calculus Tutor, Spring 2020

Created worksheets and practice quizzes to help college students prepare for exams in Calculus I.

  • Succeeded in helping students raise their grades an average of 30%.
  • Interacted with three calculus teachers to develop curriculum and practice tests for students.
  • Wrote a 25-page book titled, “Calculus I Practice and Prep.” The book, published by the math department, has been adopted for use in tutoring all calculus students at East Brook College.

Easton High School, Portland, OR
English Tutor, Fall 2019

Tutored 12 honors English students to prepare them for the AP English exam.

  • Helped half the students achieve the highest score (a “5”) on the exam, while the others scored at least a “3” (passing) or “4” (above average).
  • Received the “Tutor of the Year” award from Easton High

Rambler Magazine, Rambler Inc., Portland, OR
Editorial Assistant, Fall and Spring 2018

Reviewed copy, suggested headlines and story angles, and coordinated content for this monthly publication, which is sold and distributed nationally.


Bachelor of Arts in Education (2020); GPA 3.9
East Brook College, Portland, OR

Dean’s List; Graduated Summa cum Laude

Tutor Cover Letter Example

This is a tutor cover letter example. Download the tutor cover letter template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for a text version.

Sample tutor cover letter
 @ The Balance 2020

Tutor Cover Letter Example (Text Version)

Kamala Applicant
123 Main Street
Anytown, CA 12345

May 1, 2020

Kora Lee
Director, Human Resources
Tutor Corps
123 Business Rd.
Business City, NY 54321

Dear Ms. Lee,

Please accept my enthusiastic application to Tutor Corps. I would love the opportunity to be a hardworking, passionate member of your summer tutoring program. As soon as I read the description of the program, I knew I was a well-qualified candidate for the position.

I have extensive tutoring experience in a variety of fields. I have tutored in English as well as Calculus. I have helped students learn to analyze literature, write essays, understand historical events, and graph parabolas. Your program requires that tutors be able to assist students in multiple subjects, and my experience would allow me to do just that.

You also state in your job posting that you require tutors that can work with students of all ages. As a summer camp counselor, I have experience working with preschool and kindergarten-age students. I have also tutored middle school students in reading, as well as college and high school students. Through these tutoring and counseling positions, I have learned how to best teach each age group. For example, I created songs to teach my three-year-old campers the camp rules, but I gave my college student daily quizzes to help her prepare for exams.

I am passionate about helping students improve in all academic subjects. I still remember my excitement when my calculus student received her first “A” on a quiz! I am confident that my passion and experience are the qualities you are looking for at Tutor Corps. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.


Kamala Applicant (signature hard copy letter)

Kamala Applicant

How to Get Your Resume Noticed

Highlight Your Qualifications: List your credentials, education, professional experience, and honors.

Customize Your Resume for Each Job: Match your qualifications to the job listing, emphasizing the skills and abilities that make you the best candidate.

Edit and Proofread: Perfect your resume before you apply.