Become a Tutor

If you’re a Cambrian student who enjoys helping others, and you have a good academic background, you may be eligible to work as a Peer Tutor.

Sign up, help out, get paid

Peer tutoring provides you with valuable experience that you can really bolster your resume. Tutoring helps develop solid interpersonal skills, a sense of your own competency, and can strengthen your self-esteem and confidence.

Let’s get started

  1. Come to The Learning Centre (room 3024) and fill out the blue Peer Tutor application form and other forms, or if you’re off-campus, email
  2. Take the blue form with you to get the signature of the professor you had for the subject you wish to tutor in.
  3. Return the forms to our office.
  4. When a tutee contacts you, plan where and when you will meet. For the first session, arrange to meet the tutee in our office to sign a contract.
  5. You will be paid bi-weekly according to the payroll schedule.

What you need to know about our Tutoring Program

  • The Peer Tutoring Program is coordinated by The Learning Centre and is funded through the Work-Study Program.
  • There is no charge to students for any of the tutoring services offered through The Learning Centre.
  • Peer Tutors are hired, trained, and supervised by The Learning Centre staff. Peer Tutors must be approved by a professor and must maintain a reasonable GPA.
  • Peer Tutors must be full-time and must have an A or B in the subjects they wish to tutor.
  • Peer Tutors may tutor for a maximum of 15 hours per week.
  • Peer tutoring can be on a short-term or long-term basis according to the student’s needs.
  • Peer tutoring can be one-on-one or group sessions (hourly pay is $12.00).

What we expect of our Cambrian College Tutors

  • To attend one paid orientation/training session on tutoring and job responsibilities.
  • To be on time for all tutoring sessions.
  • To discuss with the coordinator or other members of The Learning Centre staff any concerns that you might have with regard to a tutee (i.e., emotional stress, learning difficulties, etc.) so that the student may be redirected to appropriate support services.
  • To keep a tutor reporting log.