Become a Peer Tutor

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Position Description

We are continually seeking qualified and committed individuals in a variety of academic disciplines to work as 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.

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

  • Access individual student needs, prior knowledge, and skills
  • Work in a collaborative and interactive fashion explaining or demonstrating what the student needs to know, understand, or do based upon what the student already knows, understands, and can do on their own.
  • Guide student participation, evaluate student performance, and provide appropriate feedback and encouragement.
  • Provide individual study strategies (i.e. time management, note- taking, text book reading, test taking).
  • Maintain neat, up to date, accurate and complete records.
  • Attend tutor training sessions and help to maintain an orderly work environment.


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

  • Must have received an "B" or better in the courses to be tutored.
  • Willing to learn and to accept supervision and evaluation.
  • Required to attend Tutor Trainings throughout the semester.
  • Friendly, courteous, empathetic, nonjudgmental, and supportive.
  • A good listener and able to communicate ideas clearly.
  • Patient, trustworthy, neat and organized.
  • Open-minded, flexible, and adaptable to change.
  • Well-groomed and able to maintain consistent punctual attendance.
  • Able to work under pressure and appropriately handle difficult situations.
  • Willing to learn and to accept supervision and evaluation.
  • Willing and committed to helping others.
  • The ability to work with a diverse population.

Required Materials

Peer Tutor Application

Faculty Recommendation

Office Location:

Library Annex | LX14 (See Map)

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

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