What are the qualifications to become a peer tutor?

To become a peer tutor you must have the following qualifications:

  • Have completed the courses you will be tutoring with a “B” or better
  • Have the ability and understanding to work in a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Be friendly, courteous, empathetic and supportive
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Be patient, trustworthy, and organized
  • Be willing and committed to helping others
  • Be able to maintain consistent punctual attendance
  • Referral from an instructor is preferred but not required


What are the benefits of becoming a peer tutor?

Did you know that you retain only 50% of what you see and hear, but you retain 95% of what you teach others? In addition to the flexible schedule and getting paid, becoming a peer tutor can benefit you in the following ways:

  • Improves interpersonal and communication skills
  • Improves communication skills
  • Enhances your own knowledge of subject matter
  • Increases team-building skills
  • Helps you meet and get to know your peers
  • Enhances your resume

How do I Become a peer Tutor?

Becoming a peer tutor is quite simple. You will need to verify with financial aid that you qualify for work study. If you do, then contact the Student Success Center Coordinator to set up a time to meet. If possible, bring a copy of your class schedule and transcripts to the meeting.

Who do I contact with any questions?

If you would like to become a peer tutor or have any questions about becoming a peer tutor, contact:

Holly DuChene

Student Success Coordinator/Professional Tutor


Office: L117