Student Leadership Opportunity - Peer Tutoring


If so, apply to become a Peer Tutor Today!

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 certified by the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA).

What do Peer Tutors do?

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 Centers for Enrichment 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


Peer tutors are required to have successfully completed the courses they will tutor with a B+ or better and have a recommendation from the faculty member for the subject(s) they will tutor.  Peer Tutors must maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Want to Apply to be a Peer Tutor?

Peer Tutors are paid positions and all potential peer tutors are required to submit a faculty referral, resume and cover letter, and participate in an interview. Writing Peer Tutors must submit a writing sample. All successful candidates will then participate in a required unpaid training before tutoring in the ACE centers. All applicants must be a registered student to qualify for student employment positions on campus. See below for application details:

    • Applications for the Fall 2020 semester is now closed.
    • Submit Resume and Cover Letter to
    • Refer to position title ACE Peer Tutor,  (CRLA) Level I. 
    • All applicants are required to attend a Virtual Group Interview. Virtual Group Interview dates for Fall 2020 is now closed
    • Please contact Noreen McGinness Olson @ for more information.

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: 8/20/20