Peer Tutoring

Do you enjoy helping your peers learn?

There are many advantages to being a peer tutor. Tutoring will help you develop self confidence, listening skills, communication and interpersonal skills, empathy and patience.

To become a peer tutor, you must meet the following criteria:

- A minimum B grade in the subjects you wish to tutor and a minimum 3.0 overall average

- Comprehensive knowledge of the course content

- Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

- High degree of confidentiality

- Effective study habits

- Excellent class attendance

-  Exhibit professionalism, respect and courtesy

- Maintain academic integrity at all times

- Respect and value each student as an individual

- Empathetic to students having difficulty with their courses


Peer tutors will:

- ask questions to evaluate tutee's understanding of the subject area

- facilitate student learning by helping to review and clarify concepts taught in class

- challenge tutee with practice questions to prepare for tests and exams

- share study tips, time management and problem-solving strategies

- assist and coach tutee in becoming a more effective and independent learner

- maintain a professional relationship with tutee


Peer tutors will not:

- teach the course or act as a substitute for the instructor

- be expected to have all the answers to the tutee's questions

- help with, correct or complete assignments or any work that  the tutee is being graded on

- act as a replacement for missed classes and/or study time