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.
Peer tutoring is continuously expanding the list of supported courses. Below is the list of courses currently supported by the peer tutoring team.
ECON 2061 | Mathematics for Economists I
ENGR 3202 | Engineering Analysis and Computation I
If you would like to get support with a course that is not listed above, email us to see if we can connect you with someone who could meet your needs.
Peer tutoring sessions are one-on-one, customized to your learning needs.
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. For online sessions, you will receive an email with the zoom link for your scheduled session.
All tutors are 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.
There are currently no fees associated with peer tutoring.
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.
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.
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
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 an upper-year student in good academic standing
- Must have at least a 3.3 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 (only required once per each course)
- Must complete a peer tutor application every semester
- Must participate in the peer tutoring training sessions
If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor, fill out the application form, and include the name(s) of your instructor(s) for the course(s) you wish to tutor.
If you have any questions, contact email@example.com.