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Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutoring Service Pledge

We will deliver peer tutoring to support student learning and help them reach their academic goals.


Our peer tutors are trained upper-year students who support students in academic need to become independent and successful learners.

We do our best to find upper-year students to support student requests, however there is no guarantee that peer tutors will be available for every course.

All peer tutoring will be done in an online format through Microsoft TEAMS.

We offer

  • Course specific peer tutoring
  • Drop in writing support
  • Drop in math support

Course-specific peer tutoring

We offer group and one-to-one, course specific peer tutoring for currently enrolled Durham College students who are experiencing academic difficulty. Students may apply for peer tutoring in one or two courses, and when available, will be matched with trained upper-year students who can provide extra academic support. Please note there is no peer tutoring offered for Communications courses.

Drop-in writing support

Peer writing tutors can help students understand an assignment and break down the steps to get started. They can also help with basic referencing, grammar and punctuation. Peer writing tutors will not edit students’ work. Students are encouraged to book an appointment; however, there may be some availability on a drop-in basis. Students who require more in depth writing or language instruction should make an appointment with a Writing or ESL Specialist.

Drop-in math support

Peer math tutors offer basic math support. Our student tutors strive to assist their fellow students in becoming confident and competent in the fundamentals of mathematics. Students who require more in-depth math instruction should make an appointment with a Math Learning Skills Advisor.

Become a Peer tutor

Students who want to become a peer tutor must meet the following requirements:

  • must be in the second semester or later of their program
  • must have and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • must have a minimum of 75% in the course(s) they want to tutor in.

Please click the link below to sign up to be a tutor:

Apply to be a peer tutor

Request a Peer tutor

Students who are experiencing academic difficulty can apply for a peer tutor in one or two subjects.

Please be aware that we cannot guarantee a peer tutor for every subject that is requested. We do our best to find qualified, upper-year students.

Peer Tutoring applications have now closed for the Fall semester and will reopen in January 2021.