Become a Peer Tutor

Now Hiring for Fall 2021! 

Please complete both applications online or download PDF.

Peer Tutor Application 

Faculty Recommendation

Position Description

We are continually seeking qualified and committed individuals in a variety of academic disciplines to work as online peer tutors. Peer tutors must be willing and committed to helping students, assess individual student needs and provide strategies for student success. Under the supervision of the Learning Commons Director, peer tutors will work no more than 20 hours per week. Due to COVID-19, all tutoring services are being held remotely and all tutors will be trained to host tutoring appointments via Zoom.

This position will perform duties to include, but not limited to:

  • Provide academic assistance in the form of Peer Tutoring in identified courses. 
  • Create a professional and welcoming environment by modeling respect for student's diverse cultures, language skills, and experiences.
  • Utilize active listening and questioning strategies as the primary tutoring method to diagnose student needs, prior knowledge, skills, and monitor progress.
  • Work in a collaborative and interactive learning process with the student:  explaining, demonstrating, and checking for understanding.  
  • Participate in professional development activities to improve tutorial skills, continue to grow cultural competence, and reflection skills (including the Pre-Orientation, Orientation, and All ISA meetings prior to the start of the semester).
  • Guide student participation, evaluate student performance and provide appropriate feedback and encouragement.
  • Provide strategies on how to learn through study strategies (i.e. time management, note-taking, textbook reading, test-taking).
  • Maintain neat, up-to-date, accurate, and complete records, and help to maintain an orderly work environment.
  • Utilize feedback and reflection to improve practice.
  • Recognize the primary role to help students learn and become more confident, more successful, self-directed learners. 
  • Be direct and kind with students at the same time.
  • Make appropriate referrals to other campus and community resources. 

Requirements

Peer tutors must be in good academic standing and meet the following criteria:

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or more on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must show content-competence in the courses to tutor, generally determined by receiving a grade of  "B" or better in the courses to be tutored.
  • Content competency in the course in which study sessions will be led, generally determined by "B" or better grades in the course.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Maintain punctuality and consistent attendance.
  • Work under pressure and appropriately handle difficult situations.
  • Committed to helping others and working with a team.
  • Open-minded, flexible, and adaptable to change.
  • Possess self-motivation, willingness to accept supervision, and constructive feedback.
  • Ability to implement recommendations for improvement.
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment with a variety of students.
  • Must have access to a computer and internet.
  • Be comfortable using Zoom.

Office Location:

Currently Remote
Library Annex | LX14 (See Map)

Mailing Address:
Learning Commons, Library Annex LX14, One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382

Email Address: learningcommons@csustan.edu