Become a Peer Tutor 

Peer tutors provide additional assistance to students with their coursework. They are students who have mastered course content and help to clarify material and help students develop effective ways to learn the material. Tutors also provide study strategies for exam preparation. Below are the requirements, preferred qualifications, and responsibilities of peer tutors. To apply for a tutoring position, click on the "Apply Now to become a peer tutor" link at the bottom of the page.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a currently enrolled FSC undergraduate student with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (Please note: If you are a new student and do not yet have a GPA OR if you have below a 3.0 GPA, we encourage you to re-apply once you meet this minimum requirement).
  • Must have completed and attained a final grade of A or A- in desired course(s) to tutor.
  • Must receive written recommendation from a FSC faculty member in the course/subject area you wish to tutor. Applications without faculty recommendations will not be reviewed until the recommendation is received. Students wishing to tutor in more than one subject area (e.g. Biology and Chemistry must have recommendation from a faculty member in each area). 
  • Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills and a genuine desire to assist fellow students.
  • Must be in good academic and judicial standing. Students should not have any violations of academic integrity or the Student Code of Conduct.

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Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate is a responsible, mature and approachable individual, who is able to work with a diverse student body, while maintaining a professional demeanor at all times.
  • The ideal candidate should be flexible and comfortable working in a very fast-paced environment (i.e., switching between tutoring different subject areas, working with multiple students at once).
  • The applicant must be sensitive to the student's needs and able to communicate and relate well with fellow students.
  • Prior tutoring experience in both individual and small/large group settings is a plus!

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Responsibilities:

  • Conduct individual and/or group tutoring sessions (depending on demand)
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all tutoring sessions
  • Adhere to all of the Tutoring Center's and the College's policies and procedures
  • Be willing to commit for the entire semester (which includes finals week)
  • Participate in periodic tutor training workshops

 

All peer tutoring positions are paid hourly starting at $10.50 per hour. 

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Apply now to become a peer tutor for the Fall 2016 semester.

 

Please note: At this time, we are not accepting applications for students who would like to tutor only in Mathematics or Modern Language courses. Students interested in tutoring Mathematics should contact the Mathematics Department and students interested in tutoring Modern Languages should contact the Modern Languages department.