How do I become a Peer Tutor?
To be eligible to tutor in the ARC, you must:
- Have completed the courses for which you will be tutoring with a grade of at least 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 initial paperwork and payroll forms.
- Complete the New Tutor Training Program.
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.
- Be available at least 5 hours a week (at tutor's discretion).
What is New Tutor Training Like?
New Tutor Training takes place at the beginning of each semester. Along with reading the New Tutor Handbook and watching training videos, new tutors receive in-person training and are also required to attend a focus group with lead peer tutors on a specific tutoring topic during the semester.
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 gain excellent work experience, a solid recommendation, and reference.