How to Become a Peer Tutor

WHAT IS A PEER TUTOR?

Peer tutors are students at Ursinus College who work one-on-one with fellow students as academic support for specific courses.

HOW ARE PEER TUTORS CHOSEN?

Students who feel that they possess strong skills in a specific academic area or course may apply to be a peer tutor, but a recommendation from a faculty member in the department is required. Peer tutors must be knowledgeable about the topics covered but also have the ability to make material clear to the tutee and relate well to others. The Center for Academic Support reviews each candidate and consults with faculty about each applicant’s abilities and temperament before accepting students as peer tutors.

HOW ARE PEER TUTORS AND STUDENTS MATCHED?

Understanding the needs of the tutee makes assigning the proper tutor an important task of the Center for Academic Support. Tutee request forms are filled out by each student and reviewed by the Tutoring Administrative Staff in consultation with faculty when needed. Tutors apply by filling out the online application and providing a faculty recommendation for each area of tutoring. An interview with the Director of Tutoring Programs is also required. This gives the tutor an opportunity to ask questions, review guidelines for effective tutoring and arrange for students to be paid for their hours of tutoring. An interview with the Tutoring Coordinator is also required.

FOR URSINUS STUDENTS


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