Peer Tutor Zone

Welcome to Peer Tutoring!

Resources for Peer Tutors

All official communication for Peer Tutors will happen over MIO.

Please contact the Peer Tutoring Coordinators with any questions.

Before tutoring for the first time, tutors must take part in a tutor training workshop and submit all required forms.

New Tutor Instructions:

Returning tutors must be a full-time student (unless it is their last semester) and continue to be in good standing to be eligible to tutor.

Please, follow the instructions from the messages you receive from a peer tutoring coordinator.

  • Submit Peer Tutor Application Form (on Omnivox)
  • Update Direct Deposit and address information (only if different than last semester)
  • Assess the situation
    Think in terms of realistic objectives; discuss what your learning goals are and how you will communicate
  • Use active listening techniques
    Ask open ended questions to establish your tutee’s understanding of the subject matter and their study habits
  • 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 accomplishments
  • Summarize and review
  • Encourage follow up
  • Celebrate accomplishment!
  • Keep records for future reference
  • Each tutee is allowed up to two (2) hours of tutoring per week. Tutees may ask for tutors for up to two subjects (excluding English).
  • Tutoring sessions can last no longer than one (1) hour; always consult the Peer Tutoring Coordinator if you see the need for having longer sessions.
  • There is an obligation to keep appointments. If either party does not show up, contact yout tutee/tutor via MIO and try to reschedule. A second “no-show” 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 may keep in touch with their class teachers for extra help.
  • Tutoring must be scheduled using the WCOnline system; meetings can take place in person or online (using WCOnline).
  • Tutors are responsible for maintaining their own availabilities in WCOnline and monitoring incoming appointments.
  • The Academic Skills Centre reserves the right to spot-check tutorials and conducts an on-going evaluation of the program.

    Last Modified: October 30, 2023