How to pass along your knowledge to someone else.
Peer tutoring is a rewarding experience that allows you to serve your fellow students and gain valuable experience while doing it. TASS tutors can make a big difference working with their tutees and hone their own skills in the process. Our team consists of more than 60 tutors who help in high-demand subjects and courses. We also have academic coaches who work with students holistically, dealing with stress related to classes, time management and study strategies.
To become a tutor, you must be at least a sophomore and have earned an A- or higher in the course you wish to tutor. We hire tutors based on demand, so we will contact you if there is a demand for your subject matter.
If you would like to become a tutor and join our team, fill out our application. We review all applications we receive. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Whether you’ve been with TASS for a while or are just getting started, the following information will help you stay on top of your responsibilities as a tutor.
The links will launch the Zoom meeting at the listed time.
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m.
Presenter: Bryan Sajecki, Undergraduate Education Librarian
In this transition, it is important to understand that remote learning can be a very difficult thing to grasp for both students and instructors alike. Luckily, there are a multitude of resources at your fingertips to ensure that you and your students do not get lost in the fold. Within this workshop, you will learn about important tools the university has to offer as we go online. In addition, you will also get a rundown of the outreach and support the University Libraries has to offer.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m.
Presenter: Linda Zilgme, Assistant Director TASS
This workshop will include strategies and tips in communication especially dealing in today’s online world. Tutors will gain knowledge and information about how to communicate effectively by experience some real time role play and discussions.
Date: Monday , Oct. 19 at 4 p.m.
Presenter: Rachael Herbst, Intern for LAI 203
This presentation will explore the foundations of mindfulness, including Mindful-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), applied to higher education students. Students can expect to learn about emotional regulation and the importance of self-care. Students will learn techniques to reduce stress and increase psychological integration within themselves and others.
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m.
Presenters: Alivia Smeltzer-Darling, Lindsay Lassetter, and Thomas McNamara, Lead Tutors TASS
An interactive workshop about various tips and strategies that work well for online tutoring. It will include Zoom features and other ways to motivate and encourage tutees that you are tutoring or coaching. There will be a sharing session for all tutors to contribute.
As part of the onboarding/orientation process, new tutors must:
As a tutor, you will be assigned a student with whom you will work one-on-one, or you will be assigned drop-in hours. Please note:
Your responsibilities will vary depending on the tutoring assignments you receive.
Appointment Tutors: You will be emailed a list of students assigned to you or you will meet students in the center. Contact your tutee within 24 hours by email using Navigate to make an appointment.
Drop-in tutors: Shifts are usually two to three hours, Monday through Friday. Students will be encouraged to attend your scheduled hours. Drop-in tutors can also take appointments.
Academic Coaches: Provide skills support, structure, motivation and connections to your students. You will help them build confidence, get organized, connect with campus resources and help overcome challenges.
Becoming a certified tutor is a great addition to your resume or CV. TASS offers certification through the College Reading and Learning Association and has been awarded Level I Certified Tutor, Level II Advanced Certified Tutor, and Level III Master Certified Tutor. Each level consists of an additional 10 hours of training and an additional 25 hours of tutoring. For Level II and III certification, tutors will create and implement a tutor training workshop. Once a tutor has completed the requirements, they must complete a certification application that can be picked up from TASS director. For more information on the CRLA certification, please visit the CRLA website.
While all tutors have their own style of tutoring, there are still some proven best practices you can follow. Here are some tips for getting started:
Please review the Association for the Tutoring Profession’s Code of Ethics: