Become a Peer Tutor

 

What is Peer Tutoring?

Mission:

Peer tutoring is a one-on-one or group tutoring service provided to SEEK Students. Peer tutors are students who have either successfully completed the course they wish to tutor or who are majoring in that subject area. The SEEK Learning & Study Center’s goals is to assist students in becoming successful in their courses through proven tutoring methods.

Peer tutors are expected to:

  • Provide support, respect and encouragement to each and every student
  • Serve as a role model by demonstrating leadership qualities (both behavioral and academic)
  • Assist students in gaining and developing skills and strategies to help them succeed in the subject area(s) being tutored in

  • Keep and maintain up-to-date records on each student
  • Attend each meeting, workshop and training session
  • Help with any other duties, as assigned

How Does Tutoring Work?    

Students are scheduled with peer tutors by the tutoring coordinator. Peer tutors are expected to be on time and prepared for each of their tutoring shifts. They assist students in their courses by engaging students in conversation concerning the material and assignments and targeting specific areas of need for each student.

Who Are Peer Tutors?

Peer tutors are successful sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Ideally, they have experience tutoring (though, if you do not you will still be considered) and have strong academic records. They are capable of–and comfortable with- assisting other students individually and in groups. Peer tutors are personable, engaging, and are able to clearly and concisely explain difficult concepts.

How Do I Become a Peer Tutor?

Please complete the attached application and submit with other necessary documents (unofficial transcript, schedule, resume and writing sample) to 2438N. If you qualify, you will be contacted by the SEEK Tutoring Coordinator for an interview.

Qualifications

  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or better
  • Must have earned a “B+” grade or better in the courses you wish to tutor
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Must be a mature, responsible individual dedicated to assisting others achieve academic success
  • Must posses strong communication skills
  • Must have attended Brooklyn College for at least one academic year
  • Must be able to attend each meeting, workshop and training session

If you believe you have what it takes to be a peer tutor please download the application here and submit it to Peter Collazo in 2439 Ingersoll Hall.