Please note that Student Accessibility and Achievement will be closed June 18, 19 and 20 to complete data entry. The Exam Center (located at 3459 McTavish) will remain open during this time.

Questions? Contact us at access.achieve [at]

Exam Sign-Up

Sign-up at least 14 days before your exam (applies to all timed assessments)

Become a Tutor

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We’re always looking for new tutors! Have you mastered a McGill course? Then we encourage you to apply to tutor for it.

Apply anytime, all year long.


You must:

  1. Be currently enrolled in McGill courses
  2. Have obtained an A- or higher in the course(s) to be tutored.
  3. Have a CGPA of 3.2 or greater
  4. International students must have a valid study permit and Social Insurance Number (SIN)

If you have successfully completed courses at another university and are interested in tutoring these courses at McGill, you must provide:

  1. Transcript from the other university
  2. Course outline

Conflicts of interest: Students can’t tutor for a course for which they are currently a teaching assistant, course grader, or any position that may cause a conflict of interest.

Tutor Responsibilities

  • Maintain confidentiality (do not share your students’ names, subsidy, etc)
  • Be on time
  • Help your student understand course content – don’t complete their assignments for them.
  • Cancel your session at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend. If you cancel more than 3 times per academic year without 24-hour notice we may remove you from our database.
  • Only book 1-on-1 tutoring sessions. Group tutoring must be authorized in advance by Student Accessibility and Achievement.
  • Keep an eye on time: don’t feel pressured to go beyond the agreed upon time.
  • Ask for payment at the end of each session (subsidized students need only submit the Confirm a Tutoring Session form, non-subsidized students pay you directly).
  • Let us know if you can’t take additional students.

Getting Paid

Non-subsidized tutoring:

The student will pay you directly at the end of each session.

Subsidized tutoring:

  1. Take the last 5 minutes of your session to ask the student to complete the Confirm a Tutoring Session form.
  2. Submit your hours in Workday (do a separate entry for each subsidized student; include their name and subject code in the comments section).

Having trouble with Workday?

  • Make sure you're connected to McGill's VPN if you're not on campus.
  • Click on the Enter Time button at the bottom of the screen.
  • Select Enter Time.
  • Enter your In and Out times
  • You can toggle between all days of the week in the top menu bar.

Reference Letters: If you would like a reference letter for your time spent as a tutor, we can, when possible, only confirm the dates of employment, title of your position, and your salary.

Apply Now

Note: If you were a registered tutor with us during the last academic year, please use the Renew Your Status as a Tutor form instead. 

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