How to Become a Peer Tutor

Purpose

The Peer Tutoring Program aims to assist SVM students achieve academic success and building strong peer relationships. Students who are seeking assistance in a particular course will be paired with a tutor who has completed the course and is referred by a course coordinator. Tutors will support students by highlighting resources, skills, and strategies that will beneficial to students academic success.

Peer tutoring is beneficial for both the student and the tutor. While students are gaining meaningful academic skills and learning about campus resources, the tutor is reinforcing their understanding of the discipline and developing strong teaching and leadership skills. 

 

Job Description

  • Complete all paperwork and have it approved by a supervisor before tutoring session begins
  • Log all tutoring appointments
  • Provide a summary report of tutoring sessions after each session
  • Schedule tutoring appointments during times that do not conflict with your or the tutees class schedule
  • Arrive on time to every tutoring session
  • Maintain confidentiality, only discuss tutee information with supervisor
  • Exchange contact information with all assigned tutees
  • Notify tutees and supervisor of cancellations in a reasonable amount of time when possible
  • Maintain communication with peer assisted learning supervisor about tutoring appointments and provide updated information about tutees
  • Complete the required online courses prior to tutoring and adhere to all LSU SVM policies and procedures