Becoming a Peer Tutor
The success of any tutorial program is dependent upon a well-trained core of tutors who serve as positive role models for the students who will use the services. The ICAN Tutorial Program seeks academically successful students with excellent people skills and a desire to assist others triumph in the classroom! The Peer Tutor qualifications below are designed to enable the tutor to perform with the professionalism needed to allow both the tutor and tutee to realize the highest possible success in this important component of the learning process.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR PEER TUTORS
- Must participate in 10 hours of training/retraining per semester.
- Must have GPA of at least 3.5 in area being tutored with at least 3 courses in that area.
- Must have earned at least 45 hours at the college level (or have comparable experiential qualifications).
- Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Must have achieved junior or senior status (exceptions may be made for students exhibiting outstanding subject mastery based on recommendations from the area department) and conform to all relevant criteria.
- Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Must be recommended by a professor or department head in the area being tutored.
- Must present a completed application to the Tutorial Program including required recommendations/references.
Specific information regarding tutor qualifications and tutorial policies and procedures can be found in the Peer Tutor Handbook. For additional questions, you may e-mail the ICAN Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.