Peer Tutoring

Why Consider Tutoring?

Peer tutoring has several valuable benefits for both learners and tutors. Peer learning can lead to improved attitudes and a more personalized, engaging, and collaborative learning experience, all of which can lead to higher achievement.

  • Tutoring can lead to higher academic achievement
  • Tutoring can foster a more personalized learning experience
  • Tutoring can enrich your understanding of the course material
  • Tutoring can help you focus on what is important
  • Tutoring can help you improve your study skills
  • Tutoring encourages higher-order thinking
  • Tutoring will help you become an independent learner
  • Tutoring can help you manage your time more effectively
  • Tutoring schedule is flexible and convenient
  • Tutoring sessions will be customized to your needs

Supported Courses

Peer tutoring is continuously expanding the list of supported courses. Below is the list of courses currently supported by the peer tutoring team.

Calculus I, MACT 1121
Calculus II, MACT 1122
Calculus III, MACT 2123
Statistical Inference, MACT 3223
Statistics for Business, MACT 2222
Discrete Mathematics, MACT 2131
General Chemistry I, CHEM 1005
Classical Mechanics, Sound and Heat, PHYS 1011
Electricity and Magnetism, PHYS 1021
Introduction to Electronics, PHYS 2211
Fundamentals of Computing I, CSCE 1001
Fundamentals of Computing II, CSCE 1101
Analysis and Design of Algorithms, CSCE 2202
Engineering Analysis and Computation I, ENGR 3202
Strength of Materials, MENG 2112
Introduction to Microeconomics, ECON 2011
Introduction to Macroeconomics, ECON 2021
Mathematics for Economists I, ECON 2061
Mathematics for Economists II, ECON 3061
Business Finance I, FINC 2101
Introduction to Business, BADM 2001
Introduction to Psychology, PSYC 1000
Lifespan Development, PSYC 3040
Social Psychology, PSYC 3010 

If you would like to get support in a course that is not listed above, email us to see if we can connect you with someone who could meet your needs.

What to Expect?


Format

Peer tutoring sessions are one-on-one, customized to your learning needs.

Location

You will have the option to meet your tutor face-to-face on campus, or online via zoom. On-campus sessions will take place in the library study rooms P001 and P002. For online sessions, you will receive an email with the zoom link for your scheduled session.

Peer Tutors

All tutors have currently enrolled AUC students who have excelled in their academics and are highly recommended by their professors to provide the tutoring service. Additionally, all tutors have completed their training on how to facilitate and scaffold the learning process, and participate in regular training sessions to enhance their tutoring and facilitation skills. 

Fees

There are currently no fees associated with peer tutoring.

DO'S

What Tutors Can Do:

  • Break down and explain course concepts and problem sets with you.
  • Brainstorm and strategize studying techniques that suit you.
  • Clarify and elaborate on the information presented by the instructor in class.
  • Provide you with additional examples and practice problems to reinforce concepts.

DONT'S

What Tutors Cannot Do:

  • Solve assignments, write term papers or work on projects.
  • Share their own or someone else’s classwork with you.
  • Teach you material that you have not read or heard in class.
  • Critique or comment on a professor’s or teaching assistant’s grading scheme/criteria.

Becoming a Tutor?


Why Should You Become a Peer Tutor?

As a tutor, you will help your peers to work toward self-responsibility and self-direction. The goal is to help the tutee learn not only the subject matter but how to learn and approach new material. As a peer tutor, you will:

  • Develop mastery in the topics you enjoy the most
  • Develop strong communication and leadership skills
  • Develop professional behavior
  • Develop strong interpersonal skills
  • Build confidence in your ability to make a difference
  • Improve knowledge of learning, studying, and test-taking techniques
  • Increase your employability
  • Boost your income


Tutor Persona

As a tutor, you:

  • Are passionate about a specific class or subject area
  • Enjoy helping others
  • Like sharing knowledge and connecting with peers
  • Are dependable, organized, respectful, friendly, patient, understanding, and compassionate
  • Are comfortable with adapting to different learning styles

Eligibility criteria for becoming a peer tutor:

  • Must be a currently enrolled student in good academic standing
  • Must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must have earned an A- or better in the course(s) you wish to tutor
  • Receive a faculty recommendation for the course you wish to tutor 
  • Must participate in the peer tutoring training sessions


If you are interested in joining the peer tutoring team, please complete the application form.

For any inquiries, contact us at peer.tutoring@aucegypt.edu.