Want to be a Tutor?
The concept of peer tutoring is acknowledged as a commonly used supplementary teaching tool. Research indicates that peer to peer learning creates a successful learning environment in which, peers are more eager to learn and share their academic experiences. A peer tutor is responsible for providing academic support for their tutees as either one-on-one consultations or group sessions.
Goals of a Peer Tutor:
- To provide tutees with tutorial assistance to assist with achieving their academic goals.
- To provide tutees with sound instruction relating to their course material.
- To provide patience and understanding of the student's abilities.
Peer tutors represent a core of committed students that want to assist their peers to achieve their academic pursuits. Peer tutors are aware of academic policies and procedures and serve as employees for the Office of Learning Services.
Qualifications of Peer Tutors:
- Nomination by a faculty/instructor of subject for which tutoring will be done.
- Overall G.P.A of 3.00
- Demonstrated overall academic ability
- Strong time management and organization skills
- Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to enhance study skills relevant to tutored course
- Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentially
The responsibilities of a peer tutor include the following:
Responsibilities of Peer Tutors
- Attend informative tutorial training sessions.
- Be attentive during each session.
- Display empathy.
- Maintain communication with the Office of Learning Services.
- Possess subject proficiency and knowledge.
- Submit all required documentation on designated due dates.