Join our team of bright and engaged students and become part of a close community of learners and leaders!  The University Learning Center is staffed entirely by undergraduates, bringing free peer tutoring to anyone enrolled in the NYU courses we support.  With extensive hours and a variety of services all led by you, you'll have the opportunity to make a positive impact on others while building your skills and thinking creatively.  Student success is our mission.  Join us to help yourself and others Study Smart!

ULC fall 2021 application is live!

The University Learning Center application for the fall 2021 semester is live! The priority deadline will be Wednesday, March 31st, but we will continue accepting applications on a rolling basis throughout the spring semester. 

Below is the recording of our ULC Info Session held on Monday, March 29th! This info session is geared primarily towards the Learning Assistant position.

LAs at ARC

The ULC forged a deep sense of community between all tutors and the students we tutored, initiating long-lasting relationships with the people who are my best friends today. Working as a tutor made me realize the value of collaboration, which inspired me to co-write my Senior Honors Thesis with a fellow ULC tutor. Tutoring made it possible for me to interact with like-minded people and work with others on an intimate academic level. It’s difficult to forge a community in a large university, and I’m so grateful that the ULC made one for me!

Erika Ryan, Class of 2011, Learning Assistant 2008-2011, currently at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.


Working at the ULC for two years was one of the most meaningful experiences of my undergraduate career at NYU. I looked forward to going to work because I always had fun with my colleagues, the tutees, and I always ended up learning as much from those that I helped as I hope they learned from me. I encourage everyone to come down and take advantage of the wonderful resources and fun learning environment at the ULC.

Wilfredo Matias, Class of 2010, Learning Assistant 2008-2010, currently at Harvard Medical School and recent recipient of the Soros Fellowship.

Information Assistants (IAs):

Information Assistants are the first point of contact for any student entering the ULC seeking assistance. IAs manage the flow of traffic at our two locations, matching students with an appropriate Learning Assistant and keeping track of learning sessions. They also provide students with information about other relevant workshops and programs provided by the ULC. Daily tasks include greeting students, data entry, answering phones, assisting with marketing efforts and social media, and general administrative duties.

Before applying note the following:

All ULC operations for Fall 2021 will follow the policies and guidelines of New York University. Staff should be prepared to work on campus.


Learning Assistants (LAs):

Learning Assistants are academic tutors who support over 100 NYU courses in both the sciences (e.g., chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, economics) and humanities (e.g., psychology, literature, writing, foreign languages). They are also trained as peer academic coaches.  LAs work with peers in one-to-one sessions to help students become better learners, tackling difficult material, and breaking down concepts to help students identify the source of their difficulties. LAs help clarify the material and offer their own perspectives on learning it. LAs must keep up with material in any class for which they tutor.

Additionally, Learning Assistants also design, develop, and/or lead a variety of workshops, group tutoring sessions, and review sessions.  Their portfolio may include, but is not limited to:

  • Learning Group (LG) Leaders: Learning Assistants create worksheets and assist students as they work collaboratively to practice and learn material.  LGs are held in support of courses such as General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Principles of Biology, Algebra & Calculus (pre-calc), and Calculus I.
  • Bits Leaders: Learning Assistants plan and lead mini-review sessions weekly, tracking the progress of the course.  Bits are held in support of Principles of Biology and Math for Econ II.
  • Course Specific Support: Workshop development and leadership, and possible presence in the classroom.
  • Language Support: LAs lead Conversation Circles to provide a space for language learners to practice fluency in English and other foreign languages.
  • Peer Academic Coaching: Academic Skills workshops development and leadership.

All Learning Assistants must meet the same eligibility qualifications and go through the same hiring process, whether they are a humanities student or someone interested in leading a General Chemistry LG section. All LAs should be prepared to commit hours for walk-in tutoring, and will meet training and tutoring requirements to become ITPC certified (International Tutor Program Certification).

Before applying note the following:

All ULC operations for Fall 2021 will follow the policies and guidelines of New York University. Staff should be prepared to work on campus.

How to Apply

Applications are posted on our website and through Handshake, with select candidates invited for interviews. Hiring offers remain contingent upon schedules and successful completion of the current semester.

We hire most of our staff during the spring semester (applications posted mid-March) to begin with us in the following fall semester.  The majority of students stay with us through the entire academic year.  A small number of staff may be hired in January for the spring term.  Applications for spring are posted late November/early December.

Relevant information and application for each position can be found on their respective pages. Links to each page can be found under each position description above.

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