Academic Support Services
Peer Mentoring Support
Study Skills Support
Several departments, including languages, mathematics, biology, and chemistry, provide peer tutoring services on an ongoing basis. Students having difficulty in a course in which ongoing tutoring is not available should first speak with their instructor to request help. A student may work with a peer tutor for up to 3 hours per week per course.
If peer tutoring is not available through the instructor, please contact Lyn O'Hare to arrange for peer tutoring on an “as available” basis.
Tutors are paid minimum wage through the Work Program Office (WPO) for up to three hours of tutoring per course or tutee, per week. Tutoring does not replace the weekly work agreement; it is an agreement outside of regular work crew hours. To become a tutor, tutors must first contact Lyn O'Hare. Upon approval, the tutor, tutee and WPO will be contacted by email to confirm approval. The tutoring schedule is setup between the tutor and tutee.
To be paid, tutors must stop by the WPO, complete a paper time card (tell them at the front desk that you are doing individual tutoring), and make sure your name is on the tutoring list. Tutors will receive a check from the WPO. It can be picked up either at the WPO or it can be sent it to you. Payment is issued once a month. Check the WPO for dates.
There are work hour restrictions that apply to a student visa. Therefore, students from abroad interested in tutoring are permitted a total of 5 hours per week. These hours can be divided between the tutees however it fits. So, in addition to working 15 hours on a work crew assignment, students from abroad can work for an additional 5 hours, not to exceed a total work load of 20 hours per week. Again, to become a tutor, tutors must first contact Lyn O'Hare.