Become an ARC Tutor
Top Ten Reasons to Become a Peer Tutor
- You are honored to be recommended by and to work for your Professor.
- You welcome the challenge of helping your peers and collaborating with the Professor.
- You realize it will help strengthen your skills in this subject area, often your major area.
- You will be paid for tutoring and all your training.
- You will develop your skills as a communicator and public speaker.
- You will learn how to better manage your own time and study habits.
- You will enjoy coaching, mentoring, instructing and praising your tutees.
- You will learn how to be a better listener and how to tailor sessions to each individual's needs.
- Your resume will show employers how committed you are to personal growth and giving back to your community.
- You will get GREAT work experience and a solid recommendation and reference.
How Do I Become a Peer Tutor?
To be eligible to tutor in the ARC, you must:
- Have completed the courses for which they will be tutoring with a grade of A or B+.
- Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and uphold the college's community standards and student code of conduct
- Be recommended by a professor as someone who not only was outstanding in the class and successfully completed the course, but also as a student who has the interpersonal skills to work well with peers
- Complete a tutor application and interview with the ARC.
During the first semester of employment, tutors must:
- Complete all the initial paperwork for the ARC and payroll forms for Student Financial Services
- Complete the New Tutor Training Workshop by the end of the third week of the semester
- Watch training videos by the end of the fifth week of the semester.
Each semester, tutors must:
- Consult with the Professor and introduce themselves to the class(es) for which they tutor
- Attend 2 General Tutor Meetings each semester
- Attend 2 Focus Groups with Lead Peer Tutors, one on "Effective Study Group Skills" and at least one on another topic
- Be available at least 5 hours a week (at tutor's discretion).
What is NEW Tutor Training Like?
New Tutor Training takes places for six hours (paid) on a Saturday at the end of September in the fall and the end of February in the spring. Along with the Tutor Handbook you receive during your first week as a tutor, a corresponding PowerPoint presentation and training videos are used during this formal tutor training. Other Training Videos are assigned to be viewed on your own time (We will pay you!).