Information for Prospective Peer Tutors
Tutoring is one of the more challenging and enjoyable part-time jobs on campus.
Student Academic Support Services (SASS) offers qualified students paid and flexible hours.
Who are the tutors?
Top Ten Reasons to Become a Tutor
We hire students with excellent organizational, interpersonal and
communication skills. Peer tutors are undergraduate students at
USciences who have a minimum B+ in the course they tutor, a 3.3 cumulative
GPA and who have received at least one faculty recommendation. In
some cases, graduate students and those with earned doctorate degrees
may be tutors.
- You want to challenge yourself.
- You like to meet new people and have a commitment to helping others.
- You build your own schedule.
- You’ll be forced to review your past courses which will help you with your next course.
- You’ll receive the satisfaction of watching and helping others learn.
- You’re paid for training.
- The more training you receive, the more you’ll be paid.
- You’ll develop the interpersonal skills you’ll need to work with all kinds of people.
- Your resume will show employers you know how to apply your knowledge.
- You’ll get a great recommendation and reference.
Sounds great! How do I become a tutor?
If you have the qualifications listed above, review the following:
- Complete a tutor
application and submit to 344 Griffith Hall, or contact Student
Academic Support Services (SASS).
- Send the recommendation
form to your professor(s).
- A staff member will contact you to schedule an interview after
receiving your application.
- At the end of the interview you will be informed of your hiring
status. If selected, you will be scheduled for a new tutor training
session. The new tutor training must be completed as a prerequisite
before tutoring begins.
- A tutoring assignment can begin immediately after the training
session and completion of all forms for employment. Assignments
are contingent upon the number of tutoring requests received in
Who are Lead Tutors?
Lead Tutors are peer tutors who have worked as a tutor for at least one year, and have received two hours of additional training. They are highly motivated and exceptional tutors. Occassionally they conduct new tutor training sessions, and act as mentors for other tutors. The Lead Tutors won a Dean’s Award for Outstanding Peer Mentors for 2003-2004 at the Leadership Recognition Banquet.
Tutors are required to complete a minimum of 3 hours of training
per semester. Training topics and dates will be announced.
Training can also be completed with video tapes or on-line training modules.