Student Leadership Opportunity - Peer Tutoring


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Position Description:
Peer tutors provide individual and small group tutoring sessions in subjects the tutor has attained a grade of B+ or better. Peer tutors facilitate learning as a guide to assist the student to become a successful, independent learners. Peer tutors integrate effective study and learning strategies to maximize the tutee’s potential for academic progress.  Peer Tutors assess the tutee’s progress throughout tutoring sessions and provide next steps for tutee’s potential for academic progress. Peer Tutors also assist students in navigating the Blackboard environment and understanding course expectations.

Embedded Tutors work approximately 5-7 hours per week. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Tutor students in specific course material and integrate study and learning strategies to promote independent learning. 
  • Provide learning strategies and study tips to promote independent learning. 
  • Refer students to other appropriate college support services and resources as needed
  • Assist students in locating and submitting assignments online in Blackboard
  • Assist students in posting to a discussion board in Blackboard
  • Provide support to students through Blackboard, via email, or through on-campus meetings.
  • Communicate with students through Blackboard, email, or on campus, to provide support
  • Provide student success tips for best ways to communicate with professors
  • Aide in students’ understanding of course expectations
  • Provide students with time management strategies and other study tips to promote academic success
  • Contribute to a friendly and productive learning environment
  • Communicate student concerns with the faculty member and the ACE Learning Specialist
  • Assist in Academic Support embedded workshops as needed
  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Attend supervision, observation and evaluation sessions. 
  • Communicate student concerns and student referrals to other services with appropriate Learning Specialists on duty or with the Director or Assistant Director

Position Requirements:

  • A Peer Tutor must earn an B+ or better in the course they wish to tutor 
  • Tutors must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, complete the required minimum 15-hour tutor training, complete a minimum of 25 hours of tutoring, and attend monthly meetings, for CRLA Level I certification.
  • Demonstrate an ability to quickly establish rapport and communicate well with students. 
  • Be available 1-2 hours per week for any tutoring requests
  • Ability to relate to students with various academic levels and needs
  • Demonstrate knowledge and competence in the subject matter 
  • Enjoy tutoring the subject for which services are being provided 
  • Be able to explain concepts to others effectively 
  • Effectively communicate study strategies to ensure academic success 
  • Work comfortably with people from diverse backgrounds 
  • Possess good organizational skills and complete paperwork in a timely manner 
  • Exhibit patience and positive attitudes in establishing an encouraging learning environment 
  • Good organizational, communication and basic computing skills.


Additional Information

Salary: $16.00 per hour

Resume, Interview and Faculty Recommendation Required

All tutors will engage in required ongoing training beginning with attending a two-day training workshop prior to the start of the fall semester. The required training on Wed Jan 13th and Thurs Jan 14th, 2021 is unpaid.  Note: in the event that a prospective tutor cannot attend one or more of these sessions an alternative training program may be arranged but it is not guaranteed. Other meetings/trainings are held throughout the academic year and tutors are expected to participate.

Group Interview Dates are listed below

Submit a resume and cover letter through Handshake at

If there aren’t any group interview dates available that fit your schedule, interested students should contact Noreen McGinness Olson, Director of Academic Support Programs, at


Zoom Link

Tues 12/1/2020 – 1:00pm- 2:00pm

Fri12/04/2020 – 2:00pm- 3:00pm

Mon 12/07/2020 – 2:00pm- 3:00pm

Thurs 12/10/2020 – 10:00am- 11:00am

Tues 12/15/2020 – 9:00am- 10:00am

Wed 12/16/2020 – 1:00pm- 2:00pm

Thurs 12/17/2020 – 1:00pm- 2:00pm

Tues 12/22/2020 – 1:00pm- 2:00pm

Wed 12/23/2020 – 10:30am- 11:30am

Peer Tutors will engage in College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) training in order to become CRLA Certified Tutors. The ACE department is certified for three levels, Certified Tutor, Advanced Tutor, and Master Tutor. Click here for a description of the CRLA Requirements for each certified level. Below are learning outcomes for the CRLA Training:

ACE PSLO 01 – 01 Application of Learning Preference Strategies Outcome: Peer Tutors and SI leaders will use instructional strategies that support multiple learning modalities during academic support sessions. 
ACE PSLO 02 – 02 Awareness of Personal Learning Preference Outcome: Peer Tutors and SI Leaders will reflect on their practice of their own learning preferences and use this information to formulate a working study plan that is adaptable. 

Last Modified: 2/12/21