How to Become a Peer Tutor

Students who have earned a 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA after taking at least 12 college credits are eligible to apply to become peer tutors for the Morrisville Campus Tutoring Center. Applicants must have earned at least B (3.00) in a course to be qualified to tutor students taking that class. To apply, students should submit a completed Peer Tutor Application and their resume and cover letter through the Career Services Office job posting site (or email them as attachments to Ms. Stephanie Lawhorne, Director, Tutoring Center, at TutoringCenter@morrisville.edu). Students should contact Career Services if they need help with writing resumes and cover letters

Successful applicants may elect to be paid employees or to volunteer as tutors. For 2022-23, the pay rate scale for peer tutors is as follows:

  • Peer Tutor 1 (beginning) $14.50/hour
  • Peer Tutor 2 (intermediate) $15.50/hour
  • Peer Tutor 3 (advanced) $16.50/hour

Peer Tutor 2 and 3 positions require prior tutor training and prior tutoring experience (or similar).

Peer tutors usually work 5-10 hours/week during the fall and spring semesters. Depending on various factors, tutors conduct individual and/or small group tutoring sessions, tutor in person and/or virtually, and may offer drop-in or appointment-based sessions.

Students selected are required to participate in and complete new peer tutor training during their first semester as a peer tutor to return to the position in future semesters. Peer tutors can earn one elective credit for completing new peer tutor training by enrolling in GNED 203:  Peer Tutor Training I. Training assignments and expectations are the same whether or not the peer tutor opts to earn credit. Peer tutors can also earn an additional credit if they enroll in GNED 204: Peer Tutor Training II after completing GNED 203 or the equivalent. Ongoing refresher training also occurs each semester or year, including those mandated for all employees at the College.

Questions and application materials should be emailed to Stephanie Lawhorne, Director, Tutoring Center, at TutoringCenter@morrisville.edu. Applications are due by the end of business on Monday, September 5, for Fall 2022.

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