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Peer Tutoring

Becoming a Peer Tutor


The following qualifications are required for all peer tutors. Peer tutors and all tutoring activities are under supervision of the Director.

  • 3.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale)
  • Grades of "A" or "B" in courses
  • Successfully completed at least two semesters at Walters State Community College
  • Interview with Tutoring Director
  • Good communications skills
  • A genuine desire to help other students
  • Ability to relate to all risk students


The peer tutor is responsible for providing each student with individualized tutoring which will meet the student's particular needs.

Tutors are responsible for the following:

  • Documenting material covered on Tutoring Record Sheet
  • Informing Director of any observations or concerns regarding participant
  • Maintaining a professional demeanor


Guidelines for Success

You will meet your students in the office of Student Tutoring:

  • Greet your student warmly, using the student's name
  • Make two copies of the syllabus, one for the student's folder and one for yourself. Having a copy will allow you to see requirements, test dates, etc.
  • Stay focused
  • If you are having difficulty helping your student, please, consult the Director for assistance.
  • Tutors along with the Director for Student Tutoring will work together to meet any special needs of students with disabilities

More Pointers

  • Be patient
  • Don't be afraid to make mistakes
  • Please be considerate of each other and limit your use on the computers for academic purposes only
  • Maintain eye contact
  • Watch for body language
  • Be yourself