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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?
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.

Top Ten Reasons to Become a Tutor
  1. You want to challenge yourself.
  2. You like to meet new people and have a commitment to helping others.
  3. You build your own schedule.
  4. You’ll be forced to review your past courses which will help you with your next course.
  5. You’ll receive the satisfaction of watching and helping others learn.
  6. You’re paid for training.
  7. The more training you receive, the more you’ll be paid.
  8. You’ll develop the interpersonal skills you’ll need to work with all kinds of people.
  9. Your resume will show employers you know how to apply your knowledge.
  10. 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:

  1. Complete a tutor application and submit to 344 Griffith Hall, or contact Student Academic Support Services (SASS).
  2. Send the recommendation form to your professor(s).
  3. A staff member will contact you to schedule an interview after receiving your application.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 specific subjects.

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.

Training topics
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.

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