Peer tutors work with other students in a variety of formats on course content, including help with homework assignments and preparation for tests and quizzes, with special concentration on learning the basic skills needed to master course content. It is the goal of the tutor to assist students in developing the learning skills necessary to master the academic subject matter. Tutors may work in a variety of ways, including embedded within a class, open walk-in times, and online tutoring. The tutor will work one-on-one or with a small group of students and document their interactions. Peer tutors will also be asked to create and facilitate success workshops covering topics related to their tutoring field dependent on the courses that relate to their subject area.
Engage in and maintain prompt communication with coordinator and team
Maintain a positive and welcoming attitude with students, regardless of their frustrations and/or demeanor
Be on time, present, and prepared for every scheduled tutoring session
Exhibit signs of active listening
Promote success and give positive encouragement to students for objectives reached
Maintain confidential relationships between tutor and student
Respect and abide by the Gateway Student Code of Conduct at all times
Remain professional at all times, exhibiting professional dress standards and professionalism with technology
Use resources and refer when necessary
Consult with the Coordinator on difficult students' progress and any reportable circumstances
Participate in all training sessions and required professional development
Reach out to students referred to tutoring
Report accurately all hours worked on the appropriate electronic payroll forms and submit by deadlines (15th and 30th of each month).
Other duties as assigned
Peer-tutors must have received an A or a high B with demonstrated competencies in the course for which they wish to tutor.
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher required
2 recommendations from previous/current faculty members, preferably in recommended courses
Patience, kindness, dependability, and a strong interest in helping others
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and reiterate course content
Prior experience with tutoring is preferred
Strong organization and time management skills
Internal Number: 16042
About KCTCS - Kentucky Community and Technical College System
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is the newest postsecondary education institution in the Commonwealth. KCTCS was created by the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997 (House Bill 1). Our 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses are deeply rooted in the educational history and tradition of Kentucky.