Peer Tutoring

The Peer Tutoring program recognizes the need for tutorial help regardless of the grade a student is receiving at the present time and is designed to help students to achieve their goals and college success. It is primarily geared toward students who are seeking help with coursework outside the subject areas covered by the STEM Center and Writing Center staff, but is also open to students who have made use of these resources and would benefit from more dedicated tutoring.

The tutors do not teach – they help, guide, and encourage. Tutoring sessions are designed to assist students with studying a particular subject, and/or a specific course. Peer Tutors:

  • Will not do homework for you
  • Will not assist with quizzes, tests, or any other assessments
  • Will not negotiate with instructors or advocate for you
How do I request a tutor?
  1. Contact the interim program coordinator, Rebecca Leavell, at Please state which course(s) you need help with. Expect a response within a couple of days.
  2. The Tutoring Coordinator will match students with individual tutors who have been recommended by their instructors and have completed the tutor training.  Once you are matched with a tutor, the coordinator will introduce you to each other so you can arrange a time to meet. While waiting for this process to be completed, you should continue to do your coursework to the best of your ability.

A peer tutor is not guaranteed. In the case of some subjects, a suitable tutor may not be available.

How can I become a Peer Tutor?

A Peer Tutor is a paid student position and subject to an application process. Anyone who demonstrates excellence in a particular subject area and has a genuine desire to help people can be a Peer Tutor. If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor, please contact the program coordinator at You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • An instructor recommendation (this can be informal)
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5+ and have received an A or B for the subject matter you are requesting to tutor.
  • Complete a Peer Tutor application – this will be furnished by the coordinator.
  • Complete tutor training, which includes review of the tutor training manual and completion of a confidentiality statement and tutor contract
  • Complete the necessary W-4 & I-9 documents in the student employment packet, including a background check.
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