Want to help other St. Mary’s students succeed? Consider being a peer tutor.
To qualify, you must be a currently enrolled student, either undergraduate or graduate with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a demonstrated excellent comprehension of the subject matter. In addition to the application, you will need to submit two completed faculty recommendation forms from professors in the subject you are applying to tutor as well as a current unofficial copy of your transcript. If you are applying to be a writing tutor, you must also submit two writing samples (class papers are fine).
Major functions and responsibilities of a peer tutor:
- Work on a one-to-one basis or in groups of up to six students.
- Help students evaluate their own work by assisting them in analyzing areas that can be improved:
- organization of study material
- time management
- mechanics, grammar, basic algebraic calculations, common principles, terminology, traditional procedures, etc.
- interpretation of assignments
- study methods
- Be a sounding board – coach, critic and friend.
- Attend staff meetings and training sessions designed to reinforce skills and enhance knowledge.
- Keep records of students’ performance and visitations to the LAC.
- Establish and maintain communication with the faculty of your discipline.
- Assist director with administrative duties:
- greet and schedule students
- answer telephone inquiries
- maintain student and other Center records
- assist students and peer-tutors with materials, equipment, schedules, and program procedures
- conduct topical seminars
- Maintain a professional attitude toward the job and students.