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 a peer tutor for the Morrisville Campus Tutoring Center.  Applicants must have earned at least B (3.00) in a course to be eligible to tutor students taking that class.  To apply, students should submit a completed Peer Tutor Application form and submit their resume and a cover letter through the Career Services Office job posting site (or email them as attachments to Ms. Stephanie Lawhorne, Director, Tutoring Center, at LawhorSL@morrisville.edu.  For help with preparing resumes and cover letters, students should contact Career Services.  Applications are due by the end of business on Friday, September 10, for Fall 2021.

Successful applicants may elect to be paid employees or to volunteer as tutors.  For 2021-22, the pay rate scale for peer tutors is as follows:

  • Peer Tutor 1 (beginning) $14.00/hour
  • Peer Tutor 2 (intermediate) $15.00/hour
  • Peer Tutor 3 (advanced) $16.00/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 fall and spring semesters.  Depending on a variety of factors, tutors may conduct individual and/or small group tutoring sessions, may tutor in person and/or virtually, and may offer drop-in and or appointment-based sessions.

Students who are selected as peer tutors are required to participate in and complete new peer tutor during their first semester of working or volunteering as a peer tutor in order to return to the position in future semesters.  Peer tutors have the option to 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 the peer tutor opts to earn credit or not.  Peer tutors have the option to do additional training (GNED 204:  Peer Tutor Training II) after completing mandatory training.  Ongoing training also occurs each semester or year due to operational changes at the Tutoring Center or as mandated for all employees at the College.

Questions and application materials should be emailed to Stephanie Lawhorne, Director, Tutoring Center, at LawhorSL@morrisville.edu.