Peer tutors are members of the Writing & Learning Center staff selected on the basis of academic skill, leadership, character, and the ability to communicate well with others. Reporting to the Academic Learning Specialist, Peer Tutors work on a one-on-one basis or in a small group sessions to answer questions on course content and to aid in comprehension of course material. Tutors are expected to have extensive knowledge of the subject they are hired to tutor and the ability to communicate that knowledge to their peers. In addition, they are expected to be mature individuals who exert a positive influence on the members of their community. They are also expected to be concerned, responsible individuals who are enthusiastic and have a positive attitude. All individuals in the Peer Tutor position must meet the following minimum qualifications:
1. Good standing with the University
2. A minimum 3.0 G.P.A., with a minimum of an A- letter grade in the course to be tutored
Job Compensation: Most Peer Tutor positions are funded through Federal Work Study. However, there are a limited number of non-work study positions available on an as-needed basis in addition to service learning and volunteer opportunities.
Peer Tutors develop and enhance many marketable skills frequently sought by employers. Those skills include written and oral communication, leadership, organizational and time management. Tutors also develop self-confidence, establish social networks, and realize that they can and have made a difference in the lives of many Alvernia students.
Peer Tutors are expected to assume the duties and responsibilities identified below. While this job description is general enough to apply to all Peer Tutors, individual Tutors will be expected to perform additional functions that might be needed in their respective subject fields.
If you think you’d be a great addition to our tutoring staff, please contact Megan King, the Academic Learning Specialist in the Writing & Learning Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. Generally, the WLC does most of its recruiting in late spring in preparation for the following fall, but we welcome applications all year as well.
Generally, all of our tutors are work study students, which means they must qualify for Federal or Institutional Work Study as part of their financial aid packages. Pay ranges vary depending on experience. If you wish to be a tutor, but are not sure about your Financial Planning or work study status, contact Megan King at 610-796-5634 first before completeing a tutor application packet.
Academic Learning Specialist
Graduate Assistant - Learning Center
Writing & Learning Center
Bernardine Hall - Suite 105