I want to become a tutor

How It Works

Inquire at the Academic Skills Centre.

Eligibility criteria

All tutors must:

  • Have received a grade of 85% or better in the course they tutor
  • Have a recommendation from a teacher
  • Take part in a tutor training workshop
  • Be a full-time student at Dawson
  • Be in excellent academic standing

English tutors must:

  • Complete a diagnostic test
  • Have a recommendation from a teacher
  • Attend on-going training workshops

Tutor’s Responsibilities

  • To help the student understand and apply course concepts
  • To increase the probability of the student’s success
  • To focus on the student’s learning needs and concerns
  • To provide the student with a stress-free tutoring experience
  • To increase the student’s self-confidence and motivation
  • To respect the student and maintain the confidentiality of tutoring sessions
  • To be prepared and on time for the student’s tutoring session
  • To provide a record of each tutoring session

A tutor provides expertise, experience, and encouragement.
They do not provide “answers,” but rather assist in problem solving and getting answers.



Last Modified: January 15, 2018