How to Become a Tutor

This page provides information on and benefits of being an Emmanuel College Academic Resource Center (ARC) peer tutor.

Become an ARC Tutor  

Top Ten Reasons to Become a Peer Tutor

  1. You are honored to be recommended by and to work for your Professor.
  2. You welcome the challenge of helping your peers and collaborating with the Professor.
  3. You realize it will help strengthen your skills in this subject area, often your major area.
  4.  You will be paid for tutoring and all your training.
  5. You will develop your skills as a communicator and public speaker.
  6. You will learn how to better manage your own time and study habits.
  7. You will enjoy coaching, mentoring, instructing and praising your tutees.
  8. You will learn how to be a better listener and how to tailor sessions to each individual's needs.
  9. Your resume will show employers how committed you are to personal growth and giving back to your community.
  10. 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!).