Tutor a Bull student in library with students

The Tutor-a-Bull program strives to increase motivation for learning by providing academic support and enrichment opportunities for middle students in Hillsborough County. USF education majors serve as paid Tutor-A-Bull tutors who regularly work with students to provide a more individualized learning experience.  

Created in 2007 by Mr. Olin Mott (1921-2013), the Tutor-a-Bull program is a partnership that provides aspiring USF teachers with one-on-one, small group, and classroom experience. Over the past decade, Tutor-a-Bull has served more than 4,000 students by providing almost 70,000 hours of individualized instruction in reading and math, conducted by more than 900 Tutor-a-Bull teachers-in-training. 


If you are interested in joining the Tutor-a-Bull program, be sure you are able to answer yes to the following:

  • I am enrolled in the USF College of Education. I am enrolled in at least one course for this semester at USF.
  • I have access to get to-and-from the school I am assigned to tutor.
  • I am available to tutor for at least 4 hours each week.
  • I am eager to develop my skills as an educator through Tutor-a-Bull.
  • I am ready to positively influence a student's academic interest and ability through the Tutor-a-Bull program. 

If you answered yes to all questions, then apply to this rewarding program! Tutors will be paid $18.00 an hour. If your application is accepted, both new and returning tutors must attend an orientation session.  

For more information about the Tutor-a-Bull Program, please contact us at   

Note: Due to work visa restrictions, international students are not eligible to work for our program. 

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We would like to thank the following schools for welcoming our Tutor A Bull tutors: 

  • Joshua House
  • Adams Middle School
  • AMI Kids
  • Buchanan Middle School
  • Dowdell Middle School
  • Greco Middle School
  • Jennings Middle School
  • McLane Middle School
  • Middleton High School
  • Pierce Middle School
  • Sligh Middle School
  • St. Peter Claver School
  • Young Middle School
  • Van Buren Middle School 


For information about giving opportunities to the Tutor-a-Bull program, please contact the College of Education's Director of Development, Lisa Riley, at