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Peer Tutoring

Free service for all students! Increase your course understanding.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is peer tutoring?

Peer tutoring is an on campus service that is free for all Georgian students. Students meet with a peer tutor to further understand course content. Meaning, we support your learning by reviewing tips that will enhance your learning skills.

Most courses at Georgian are eligible for peer tutoring. For more information contact AcademicSuccess@georgiancollege.ca

How can I get a tutor?

Barrie

Visit Drop-in tutoring:  Health, Business, Computer studies & Engineering is located in the library.  Hours are posted at each location and on the website.

Book a group tutoring session: email academicsuccess@georgiancollege.ca

Schedule a 1:1 tutoring session: email academicsuccess@georgiancollege.ca to book an appointment with the Peer Tutor Advisor or call 705.728.1968 ext. 1307 

Orillia

Book a group tutoring session:  email academicsuccess@georgiancollege.ca.

Schedule a 1:1 tutoring session: email academicsuccess@georgiancollege.ca

 

Owen Sound

Book a group tutoring session: email Howard.Ditkofsky@georgiancollege.ca

Schedule a 1:1 tutoring session: email Howard.Ditkofsky@georgiancollege.ca

Orangeville

Schedule a 1:1 tutoring session: email academicsuccess@georgiancollege.ca

Midland

Schedule a 1:1 tutoring session: email academicsuccess@georgiancollege.ca

South Georgian Bay

Schedule a 1:1 tutoring session: email Howard.Ditkofsky@georgiancollege.ca

Muskoka

Schedule a 1:1 tutoring session: email academicsuccess@georgiancollege.ca

How much does it cost?

The Peer tutoring program is free for all students

Who will tutor me?

All tutors are post-secondary students who have achieved high academic standing and have been recommended by faculty. Tutors are trained according to the requirements of the College Reading and Learning Association.

Private Tutors: Georgian College does not have any regulations regarding private tutors and does not cover the costs for these. If you decide to hire a private tutor, we recommend that you have a written agreement (e-mail is fine) to clarify where you will meet, when and how often as well as how much it will cost. This will save you a lot of misunderstandings later.

How does peer tutoring work?

All peer tutoring takes place on Georgian Campuses Monday to Friday.

Group tutoring: group tutoring is tutoring with up to 5 other students within the same course, tutored by 1 tutor. Once you have filled out an intake form, a tutor will reach out to you with a time and location regarding the session.

1:1 tutoring: A tutor will reach out to you with a time and location regarding the session. This is an individual/personal tutoring session.

Barrie: Drop-in tutoring: Students can drop-in during scheduled hours. Sessions can last from 20-30 minutes. More than 1 student may be receiving assistance at the same time.

 

Be a Tutor

We continually seek tutors throughout the year in most programs. Feel free to submit a job application at any time.  Job descriptions are listed below.

Be a tutor.

Peer tutoring hires students with an 80% average and strong interpersonal skills.  Paid tutoring positions are available in most programs available on campus. Tutors work flexible hours, according to their availability and the student’s timetable. Tutors can also work towards two tutoring credentials through the College Reading and Learning Association. Tutoring is a great experience and looks good on a resume!  Previous experience is not necessary! 

 

Peer Tutor Job Description

Position Title

Peer Tutor

Department

Library and Academic Success

Campus

Barrie, Orillia

Pay

$14/hour

Hours

Up to 24 Hours

Position Overview

Peer Tutors are current Georgian College & University Partnership students who work collaboratively with the Peer Tutor Advisor. The Peer Tutor Advisor provides functional guidance, mentorship, leadership and support to the peer tutors. Peer Tutors assist students in understanding specific learning outcomes by reinforcing course concepts. Working 1:1 or in small groups tutors support the development of their peers by showing them tips and strategies to build their skills within Georgian program areas (Engineering, Business, Health Science, or Computer Science). The goal of tutoring is to help prepare students to become successful independent learners.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide program support using a coaching or non-directive approach
  • Provide excellent customer service to students who drop-in for support or working 1:1
  • Ability to actively listen and paraphrase in the tutoring process
  • Set SMART (Specific, Measurable Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound) goals for each tutoring session
  • Provide advice on effective study skills and strategies to enhance learning new information
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Refer students to appropriate campus services for additional support
  • Set and maintain professional boundaries and working relationships
  • Participate in additional training workshops as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must be a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year student. 1st year students will be considered with previous education experience (Preference given to students with 80% or higher average).
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal skills and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proven time management habits
  • CRLA training certificate and past tutoring experience is an asset

Application

Resume, Cover letter, two faculty references and an unofficial transcript from post-secondary only.   Send resume to academicsuccess@georgiancollege.ca

Math Centre Tutor Job Description

Position Title

Math Centre Tutor

Department

Library and Academic Success

Campus

Barrie

Pay

$14/hour

Hours

Up to 24 Hours

Position Overview

Math Centre Peer Tutors are current Georgian College & University Partnership Students who work collaboratively with the Math Centre Technologist who provide functional guidance, mentorship, leadership and support to the tutors. The tutors help students become more confident with their math skills by providing academic assistance through clarification and reinforcement of Math course materials. Working 1:1 or in small groups tutors patiently support the development of their peers by showing them tips and strategies to build their skills and understanding of the academic area.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide math assistance using a coaching or non-directive approach
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of general mathematics, mathematics for technology, business mathematics, accounting, statistics and applied mathematics
  • Provide excellent customer service to students who drop-in for support and triage student need, establish a plan of action to determine their needs
  • Ability to explain math concepts to students with a variety of different learning styles
  • Track student usage
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Participate in class visits/college-wide events (ex: Orientation) to promote Math Centre
  • Participate in additional training workshops as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must have completed your first year of your program. First year students may be considered based on previous education (Preference given to students with 80% or higher average)
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal skills, excellent verbal, writing skills
  • Proven time management habits
  • Previous tutoring experience an asset

Application

Resume, Cover letter, two faculty references and one copy of an academic math assignment.   Send resume to academicsuccess@georgiancollege.ca

Writing Centre Peer Tutor Job Description

Position Title

Writing Centre Peer Tutor

Department

Library and Academic Success

Campus

Barrie

Pay

$14/hour

Hours

Up to 24 Hours

Position Overview

Writing Centre Peer Tutors are current Georgian College students & University Partnership students who work collaboratively with the Writing Centre Technologist who provide functional guidance, mentorship, leadership and support. Writing Centre Tutors help students become more confident and skilled writers by engaging them in supportive conversations about their writing. Using an approach that fosters independence, writing tutors normalize how difficult academic writing can be. Working 1:1 or in small groups tutors support the development of their peers by showing them tips and strategies to build their skills as writers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide writing assistance using a coaching or non-directive approach
  • Actively listen to student concerns and set SMART (Specific, Measurable Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound) goals for each writing session
  • Model and break down tips and strategies to support the writing process
  • Provide excellent customer service to students who drop-in for support and triage student need
  • Track student usage
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Refer students to appropriate campus services for additional support
  • Set and maintain professional boundaries and working relationships
  • Participate in class visits/college-wide events (ex: Orientation) to promote Writing Centre services
  • Participate in additional training workshops as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Previous educational experience (either completed a semester of program of study, or have completed a diploma or degree)
  • Possess strong grammatical and academic writing skills and have a good working knowledge of APA formatting
  • Ability to explain writing concepts to students with a variety of different learning styles
  • Preference given to students with 80% or higher average
  • Great study habits, proven time management and organization skills
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Previous tutoring experience an asset

Application

Resume, Cover letter, two faculty references and one copy of an academic writing sample.   Send resume to academicsuccess@georgiancollege.ca