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Tutor I – Center for Academic Excellence

A peer (student) tutor helps other students discover their most appropriate method of organizing and assimilating a body of material. Further, a peer tutor provides assistance, which leads to independent learning by the student. The tutor serves as a facilitator, helping the student discover their own methods and abilities, which leads to their academic success.

Weekly hours vary depending on demand for tutoring in your subject(s). Tutors are required to make themselves available a minimum of 4 hours a week on the tutoring calendar. Weekly tutoring may not exceed 20 hours.

Duties and Responsibilities

Job Requirements:

1. Help students organize and assimilate academic material with a positive attitude.

2. Show sensitivity to individual personalities, strengths and needs.

3. Able to participate in all required (paid) tutor trainings.

4. Available at least 4 hours per week between the hours of 8am and 9pm (weekdays) or during library hours on the weekends.

5. Accurately track tutoring hours in a timely manner on web system, TutorTrac

6. Participate in (paid) supervision meetings with the Coordinator of Academic Services

7. Actively check Salem State e-mail

8. Maintain a professional demeanor, which includes keeping and showing up on time for appointments, and maintaining an appropriate tutoring relationship with tutees.

9. Must remain in good academic standing.

Application Process:
1. Go to your Navigator, click on "Student Resources" and then "Apply to be a peer tutor"
2. If you meet the qualifications, and there is a need for tutors in your subject area, you will be contacted by the Coordinator of Academic Services.
3. Once contacted by the Coordinator of Academic Services, students must complete an interview and have at least one reference from a Salem State University professor in the area you wish to tutor.
4. Tutors who are selected by CAE must be approved by Human Resources and must complete required Tutor Training in order to begin tutoring.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
2. Must have completed at least two semesters as a Salem State student (not including dual-enrollment).
3. Must have received a grade of “B” or higher in the course they wish to tutor.
4. Must be in good academic standing
5. Ability to work/assist students in a group setting (for group tutoring)
6. Successful interview and recommendation from faculty from course discipline student wishes to tutor in.




Megan Penyack | 978.542.6717

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