Student Leadership Opportunity - Peer Tutoring



What is the  Peer Tutoring Program? 

Peer Tutoring brings successful students currently attending Middlesex to work with other students as peer tutors in our Academic Support Centers. The Peer Tutoring Program employs students who have successfully completed the courses in which they will be tutoring. The Peer Tutoring Program is currently applying for certification by the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA).

Mission Statement

The focus of the Academic Support Program is on student learning. The goal is to help students become autonomous, lifelong learners. The objectives are to teach students the skills to:

  • Manage their own learning
  • Evaluate their strengths
  • Articulate what they have learned
  • Formulate and achieve their own educational and vocational goals

Peer Tutors

The tutor is a guide, a helper, a coach, a listener, a friend and a motivator. The goals of tutors are to foster active learning, independence and motivation. The Academic Support Department offers a challenging and supportive environment for all students. For most students a tutoring session consists of:

  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses
  • Setting goals
  • Finding a purpose for the assignment
  • Exploring the subject matter
  • Breaking the task into smaller parts
  • Finding solutions and answers

Want to Apply to be a Peer Tutor?

Peer Tutors are paid positions and all potential peer tutors need to submit a faculty referral, peer tutor application, participate in an interview and required training.

  • Click here to apply online.
  • Click here to download the faculty recommendation form. Ask your professor to fill out the form and send it to Noreen McGinness in the Academic Resources Building, Bedford Campus or ask your professor to email the completed form to mcginnessn@middlesex.mass.edu.  Note: you must receive a B or better in the course (s) you are interested in tutoring and have a Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Attend a group interview
  • Date & Time

    Lowell Campus

    Bedford Campus

    April 2nd  – 2:30pm

    Lowell City Campus, ACE Hotspot Reading Center - LC406B

    Bedford Library, ACE Hotspot Reading Center -  Room 7B

    April 9th  – 10:30am

    Lowell City Campus, Room LC302

    Bedford Trustees House, Galvani Room

    April 10th  – 2:30pm

     Lowell City Campus, ACE Hotspot Reading Center - LC406B 

    Bedford Library, ACE Hotspot Reading Center -  Room 7B

    April 22nd  – 10:30am

    Lowell City Campus, Room LC302

    Bedford Trustees House, Galvani Room

    April 23rd - 2:30

     Lowell City Campus, ACE Hotspot Reading Center - LC406B

    Bedford Library, ACE Hotspot Reading Center - Room 7B

    May 7th & 8th – 2:30pm

    Lowell City Campus, ACE Hotspot Reading Center - LC406B

    Bedford Library, ACE Hotspot Reading Center - Room 7B

    May 16th – 10:00am

    Lowell City Campus, ACE Hotspot - LC406B

     Bedford Library, ACE Hotspot Reading and Writing Center - Room 7A & 7B

If you complete all the requirements and successfully complete an interview you will be invited to our required CRLA training for all peer tutors. 

Peer Tutor training for Fall 2014 is scheduled on the following dates and is located in LC406B, Lowell City Campus

 Peer Tutor 2014 Training

August 19th and 20th from 8:30-4:30pm

Lowell City Campus, Fourth floor, Room LC406B

Last Modified: 2/26/14