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Peer Tutoring: Request A Peer Tutor

Peer Tutoring information for Niagara College Community.

How Can a Peer Tutor Help You?

College can be a demanding experience and may pose many challenges that you haven't faced before. The Peer Tutoring program is here to help you! With a Tutor, you may learn better study habits in order to be academically successful. You must understand that your Tutor will help to explain the course content in simplified terms, but that you will be required to do preparation work on your own. Your Tutor will not proof your work nor do your homework for you.

You may benefit from Peer Tutoring if:

  • You are temporarily confused about course subject matter.
  • You have failed an assignment or are at the risk of failing.
  • You aren’t meeting the graduation requirements of 50% per course and/or 60% grade point average (GPA)

Questions? Contact Us!

Apply for a Tutor

  1. To apply for a tutor, please visit the Co-Curricular Record website at getinvolved.niagaracollege.ca.
  2. If you have not signed up for your Co-Curricular Record, please do so. Not sure how? Read our quick and easy Co-Curricular Record Student Starter Guide. If you have already signed up, then please sign in.
  3. Join the Peer Tutoring Organization.
  4. Once you become a member you will have the opportunity to fill out an online Learner’s Application located in Forms.
  5. You will be matched with a tutor if a suitable tutor can be found. The process usually takes about one week.

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Don't forget to join the Peer Tutoring organization to access the application forms!

***Please be advised, some students are currently experiencing difficulties accessing forms for online applications. Contact your Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator if the tutor application form is missing. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Requirements

  • Attend classes regularly. Good attendance is essential for success – and for keeping your tutor.
  • Do all of your assignments. Write down areas you find difficult and bring them to your tutoring sessions.
  • Bring all of your course outlines, tests, textbooks, assignments and reference materials to your tutoring sessions.
  • For each hour of tutoring you receive, you are expected to put in an additional two to three hours of your own study time.

Tutoring Program Expections

As a student participating in the Peer Tutoring program, I will meet the following expectations:

  • I will allow the release of my contact information to other students in the Peer Tutoring program in order to be matched with a peer.
  • I will attend classes, do my homework and keep up with all class assignments.
  • I will be on time and be prepared for my scheduled tutoring session(s).
  • I will respect the time of my peer and will provide notice in advance if I must cancel my appointment.
  • I will complete an evaluation form at the end of the term regarding the Peer Tutoring program.
  • I will NOT exceed the allotted hours for tutoring. If I am uncertain of the number of hours allowable, I will contact the Peer Tutoring Facilitator to verify.
  • LEARNER: I will NOT expect homework to be completed by the Tutor as this is considered Student Academic Misconduct.
  • TUTOR: I will NOT complete any homework for the Learner as this is considered Student Academic Misconduct.
  • I will keep the Peer Tutoring Facilitator informed of my progress and/or any problems that may arise.
  • I will check my email and my messages on the getinvolved.niagaracollege.ca site regularly.