What is peer tutoring?

Put very simply, peer tutoring is students helping students. Peer tutoring offers one-on-one assistance for students having difficulties in a specific course. Typically, the tutor and client meet once a week and together they address difficulties the student client has encountered.

Peer tutoring benefits both students and tutors. Students who need assistance benefit by getting help from tutors who have been successful in a similar course and are in a unique position to help others learn the material. Tutors benefit by earning a salary and deepening their understanding of the material by learning how to communicate it to others.

Who is eligible for tutoring?

All full-time students are eligible for peer tutoring. Part-time and continuing education students are eligible with the purchase of a temporary student card from the Student Union.

What does it cost?

Do not purchase a contract until you have made arrangements to meet with your peer tutor.

  1. Step One:
    Complete your request for a Peer Tutor on MyFanshawe at https://portal.myfanshawe.ca/schoolwork/peertutoring/Pages/default.aspx (note: you must be logged in to MyFanshawe).
  2. Step Two:
    A student can purchase a contract that provides five, one-hour sessions of tutoring for a subsidized fee of $25.

    To purchase your peer tutoring contract online using a credit card, visit https://hc.fanshawec.ca/forms/PeerTutoringContracts/contractpurchase.aspx.

How does one become a tutor?

If you have achieved an "A" or a "B" in any of your courses last semester, and could use some extra money, you can help other students and get paid for it. Tutoring traditionally takes place outside of scheduled classroom hours, but not off campus. Tutors are paid at the rate of $14 per hour.

For more information regarding peer tutoring and the necessary application forms for both being a Peer Tutor or receiving peer tutoring click on: https://portal.myfanshawe.ca/schoolwork/peertutoring/Pages/default.aspx (note: you must be logged in to MyFanshawe).

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