Peer Tutor Zone
- Tutor Application Form
- Hiring Requisition Form
- Tutor Recommendation Form
- Direct Deposit information — print out the document from your bank’s web site or bring a void check.
- Photocopy of Social Insurance Number card
To continue tutoring this semester, print out the forms, fill them out again, and bring them to the Academic Skills Centre:
Check to see if the learner has prepared with some time and effort and attempted the assignments.
Assess the situation
Think in terms of realistic objectives;develop a “contract” of agreed upon learning outcomes and communications expectations (availability, one/several sessions;means of communication (face-to-face, e-mail, telephone, etc.).
Use questions to enhance problem solving
Demonstrate or model similar processes
Don’t be afraid to reveal that you don’t know something
You can refer the learner to more sources, including the teacher.
You can take the opportunity to learn/problem-solve, and bring back answers,
and demonstrate that you are in a learning process as well.
Give positive feedback, use encouraging vocabulary
Find success, and reinforce effort, in even minor accomplishment
Summarize and review
Enable follow up
Keep records for future reference
- Each tutee is entitled to ten (10) hours of tutoring per subject throughout the semester. Tutees may ask for tutors for up to two subjects (excluding English).
- We recommend that tutoring sessions last no longer than one (1) hour; the weekly maximum per tutee per subject is 2 hours (the maximum of ten hours per semester per subject still applies). Consult the Peer Tutoring Coordinator if you have any questions.
- Tutoring must be done on campus during regular college hours
- There is an obligation to keep appointments. If either party does not show up, try to reschedule. A second “no-show” (tutor or tutee) should be reported to the Academic Skills Centre
- Tutors are not allowed to do homework or assignments or to give out their own class or lab notes. Let the Academic Skills Centre know if there is a problem in this area
- Tutees should keep in touch with their class teachers for extra help
- The Academic Skills Centre reserves the right to spot-check tutorials and conducts an on-going evaluation of the program