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Peer Tutor Job Description

Purpose of Job:

To tutor and assist students in academic achievement by meeting them on a regular basis to clarify learning problems and work on study skills. Tutoring is a supplement to teaching.


Job Description:
  • Meet with students on a one-to-one or small-group basis to give learning assistance.
  • Maintain a weekly schedule of available hours in the Success Center for student appointments for content course and/or learning strategies.
  • Keep regular and accurate records of tutoring sessions using the TutorTrac software and/or relevant forms.
  • Visit class(es) you are tutoring and make contact with the instructor at least once to obtain any necessary course syllabi or materials.
  • Attend tutor-training sessions as required by the Campus Coordinator.
  • Attend workshops in order to obtain CRLA certification.
  • Assist with additional duties as needed, for example, covering front desk, answering phones, organizing materials, performing other clerical duties.
Job Qualifications:
  • Completion of a particular course in which tutoring is being done with earning at least a "B"
  • Recommendation from an instructor of each course you wish to tutor.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills and ease in relating to people from varying educational, cultural, and social backgrounds.
  • Good level of responsibility, reliability, and punctuality.
  • Appropriate and professional behavior at all times.
  • Current enrollment as a CCRI student, at least 6 credits.

If you are interested in a tutoring position, please apply online and complete the faculty recommendation form.

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Last Updated: 1/23/12