MT2C Embedded Tutors

What is an ET (Embedded Tutor)?
An ET is a student who has successfully completed the course they will serve as a tutor for. ETs have, preferably, a previous relationship with the instructor of the ET targeted course. ETs serve as a “near-peer” to the students in class and model good student behavior (attend all classes, are attentive, take notes, and model organizational and study skills).  ETs conduct out-of-class review sessions after each class that enable participants to process the course content delivered in class. ETs are trained in the beginning of and throughout the semester.

What is the ET's job?
The ET serves to reinforce material presented by faculty members by giving students learning strategies and opportunity for peer interaction.  This is accomplished by having “ET sessions” after a class section has met.  Based on the syllabus, instructor’s handouts, and classroom meetings, the ET will have material prepared for the after class session.  After observing the class session, the ET will identify areas of student difficulty to focus the ET session on. The ET will guide students through this material by presenting challenging, creative, and engaging opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers and work through material relevant to the class.

What does an example ET session look like?
Let's say that students are covering fractions during a regular class meeting for a math class.  The ET notices that students are having difficulty with negative fractions.  Based on this observation, the ET session will be an activity where students are put in small groups of 2 - 3, competing against each other, on a timed set of negative fraction examples on the board.  All groups are verifying each other’s work, thereby promoting independent learning (which research shows is the most effective type of learning).

What are the hours and pay of a ET?
ETs are currently paid the highest district tutor rate of $14.00 per hour. The  weekly hours are dependent on the unit load of the course, but typically ETs work 6-10 hours per week. Becoming a ET oftentimes leads to other campus opportunities working more hours in different capacities.

How do I become an ET?

ET Minimum Qualifications

  • A or B in the class you wish to ET for
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Instructor recommendation 
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 6 units at Mesa during the semester

ET Hiring Process

  • Take Education 100
  • Interview with MT2C Program
  • Class/Instructor match
  • District clearance of paperwork




If you have any questions, please contact the Embedded Tutoring Coordinator:

Dante Jones:

CRLA International Tutor Training Program Certification


Library (LRC) Tutoring Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 7:00pm

10:00am - 3:00pm


(619) 388-5049