Peer tutoring is available for specific technical-level courses. Peer tutors are students who have been successful in a particular course and who have been identified and recommended by faculty. Peer tutors do not teach, but offer guidance and assistance to students who are experiencing difficulty with a specific course. This service is FREE to students; peer tutors are paid $8.75/hour.
Become a Peer Tutor
- Competent completion (“A” or “B”) in the course you wish to tutor.
- Instructor recommendation from the completed course.
- Flexibility, willingness to help others and availability to tutor on campus.
Benefits of being a Peer Tutor:
- Learn collaboration techniques, listening skills, goal setting, problem solving, and interpersonal and oral communication skills.
- Serves as a resume builder, provides job experience, and can be used as a reference for your resume.
- Strengthen your self-esteem, make a new friend, discover your strengths and weaknesses, become more self-aware, and learn empathy and patience.
- Strengthen your study skills and knowledge of the material.
- Be open to acknowledge and honor different perspectives.
FREE Peer Tutoring is Available
Getting help with a course is always a good idea.
Why Peer Tutoring:
- If assistance is not available in Academic Support Services.
- Don’t wait until it’s too late (take initiative).
- Receive immediate feedback.
- Learn better, new, more or different study skills.
- Receive Assistance in grasping difficult concepts.
Benefits to you:
- Strengthen your educational experience by gaining strategies for course success.
- Competent completion of the course.
- Confidence builder.
- Learn to be accountable for your own learning.
- Receive guidance, suggestions and assistance (not instruction).
- Make a new friend.
What should I do?
- Ask your instructor for assistance FIRST
- Request FREE peer tutoring services by filling out the Peer Tutor Request form in person (Academic Support Service B-110) or email Barb for a copy at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peer tutoring must take place on campus. You and your tutor will determine days and times of the tutoring sessions.
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