Peer tutoring Peer tutoring is available to all current Durham College students, subject to tutor availability Peer tutors help students review and practice previously taught course content and offer study tips to promote ongoing learning. I NEED A PEER TUTOR Refer to the information below to learn more about peer tutoring. Applications are now closed until January 2024 HOW CAN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH A PEER TUTOR? Click on the registration form above and follow the instructions. Who will be my Peer Tutor? Peer tutors are upper-year students hired and trained by SALS to provide support in specific courses or subject matter. Your peer tutor will help strengthen your understanding of the course content. Do I have to pay for peer tutoring? There is no cost to access peer tutoring or any of SALS academic support. HOW MANY HOURS AM I ENTITLED TO? Students are entitled to 30 hours of Peer tutoring per semester. You can book up to two appointments per week in different subjects. HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A PEER TUTORING APPOINTMENT? Determine where there are gaps in your understanding or where you need additional direction and guidance. Bring relevant course material and questions for your peer tutoring appointment. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PEER TUTORS AND SPECIALISTS? Peer tutors are student peers who help other students review and understand course material. Peer writing tutors are student peers with strong writing skills, who help students with basic writing needs. Learning Specialists are subject-matter experts supporting students in specific subjects (Accounting, Biology Chemistry, Math, Physics) within their programs. Learning Specialists also teach students learning strategies to help them achieve success. Writing/ESL Specialists are writing and language experts who teach students any type of academic writing at any stage of the writing process to help them meet program requirements. They are also experts in supporting students with English as a second or additional language whenever English communication or acculturation is a barrier to success. I WANT TO BE A PEER TUTOR Refer to the information below to learn about the qualifications and responsibilities of a peer tutor. Apply to Be a Peer Tutor WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A PEER TUTOR? Peer tutors must meet the following requirements: Be a full-time student currently enrolled at Durham College Have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or greater (80% or higher) in the courses you want to Peer tutor and a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.5 Must be in second semester or higher of your program or possess a previous relevant degree/diploma Must provide one reference from Durham College faculty Be available to work 4 to 12 hours per week throughout the semester ARE PEER TUTORS TRAINED? Yes, you must complete training. More information will be provided at the time of hire. WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A PEER TUTOR? Have an excellent understanding of the course content and concepts in their academic program Provide guidance and instruction on previously taught course content to help promote independent and ongoing learning Possess good interpersonal skills and be able to explain course material clearly Be punctual for scheduled tutor appointments Follow the policies and procedures for Student Academic Learning Services (SALS) Adhere to the academic integrity and confidentiality agreements set by the college Submit required documentation such as payroll timesheets every two weeks DO PEER TUTORS GET PAID? Peer tutors are paid $17.24 per hour. A financial aid application must be completed prior to hiring. HOW MANY HOURS DO PEER TUTORS WORK IN A WEEK? A peer tutor may work up to a maximum of 12 hours per week. However, hours are dependent upon the needs of the students receiving tutoring. Contact us Kelly Helmer Peer Tutor Coordinator E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 905.721.2000 ext.2568 Hours of operation Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.