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Interested in Becoming a Tutor?

If you feel you have performed well in a class, or have mastered a specific subject area AND enjoy helping people, we encourage you to support your peers by becoming a tutor!


  • Enrolled in or completion of Tutor Training 200 (peer tutor requirement)
  • Minimum of 1 semester of coursework at any college or university
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the discipline with faculty recommendation
  • A grade of A or B in the course desired to tutor
  • Enrollment in a 2 or 4 years college or university (peer tutor requirement)
  • Proof of enrollment in at least 6 units and payment required  (peer tutor requirement)


  • Provide both individual and group assistance to assigned students in an established tutorial program
  • Utilize prescribed materials and supplies as related to individual student needs
  • Work with students with a variety of different learning styles
  • Generate ideas, materials, strategies, and collaborative learning techniques to help students better understand course material
  • Adhere to the L-SSC Tutorial Services Manual

How to Apply

You must fill out an application (PDF) and have a faculty member complete the recommendation form (PDF).  Additionally, your application packet must include a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial), class schedule, and resume. Please submit your completed application packet to Syria Purdom in the Library- Student Success Center, in person or by email to:

Syria Purdom
Student Success Center Coordinator

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