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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Take the blue form with you to get the signature of the professor you had for the subject you wish to tutor in.
- Return the forms to our office.
- 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.
- 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.