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Job description: Peer Tutor


The Peer Tutor is responsible for conducting one-on-one tutoring that focuses on subject-specific concepts or specific skills that require improvement. Each appointment is conducted at an appropriate pace and level of instruction that is suitable to the tutee’s individual needs. The peer tutor does not teach the course material  but rather reviews the subject concepts by providing an explanation and/or demonstration, where appropriate.

Benefits of peer tutoring:

  • Allows for a flexible work schedule, arranged around the student's academic timetable.
  • Provides an opportunity to gain valuable work experience.
  • Strengthens communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Enhances academic skills.
  • Enables university-life involvement.
  • Provides an opportunity to help other students.

Peer Tutor subject areas:

  • Business and IT
  • Engineering
  • Health Science
  • Math
  • Nursing
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Writing
  • Study Skills

Minimum qualifications


  • Registered UOIT undergraduate student standing is required.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and grade point of 3.7 or higher in relevant courses of tutoring subject.
  • Tutoring experience is an asset.
  • At least one faculty recommendation is required.
  • Must attend mandatory Peer Tutor training on Friday, January 4, 2019.
  • Preference will be given to students in years 2 to 4 of their program.


  • Superior understanding of tutoring subject area.
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, communication and time management skills.
  • Respect for confidentiality.
  • Openness to diversity.



  • Work up to 10 hours per week, including daytime and/or evening appointments.
  • Check the student portal for appointments on a daily basis.
  • Liaise closely with Peer Learning Coordinator and the Student Information Assistant for tracking purposes.
  • Keep accurate records of what is covered with students in the tutorial session through the documentation system.
  • Provide drop-in tutoring hours and one-on-one appointments.
  • Meet with the Peer Learning Coordinator regularly to discuss tutoring practices.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned, which may include email correspondence, assisting with Student Learning Centre (SLC) resources, promoting the SLC services and greeting students.

The SLC accepts applications on an ongoing basis. We are actively seeking Undergraduate Peer Tutors for Fall/Winter 2018-2019. Please email resumes to the attention of the Peer Learning Coordinator at Indicate Peer Tutor Applicant in the subject line.

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