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Academic Support & Access Center

Peer Tutor Information

Tutoring Services peer tutors include both undergraduate and graduate students from every school and collectively offer tutoring in over 39 subject areas. From Farsi, to finance, to physics, peer tutors share their knowledge and passion for their subject with other students.  

Here are some of the basics of our peer tutoring service: 

  • Tutors are current AU students
  • Tutors must have received an A or A- in the course(s) they want to tutor 

We offer two position options: 

  1. In-house tutoring in the Tutoring Lab for selected classes (check here).
  2. Tutoring via the referral system: In this case, we provide tutors' names and email addresses to students seeking a tutor in their subject. Students pay tutors directly unless they belong to a program that provides free tutoring. Tutors respond to the student directly and set their tutoring schedules. Tutors can choose to work with as many or as few students as their schedule allows. Tutors can choose to go 'inactive' at any time.

 

The Application Process

Students interested in tutoring should apply to the Academic Support and Access Center's Tutoring Services. Applications can be filled out online. Eligible students must have earned a grade of A or A- in the courses for which they wish to tutor and must provide an unofficial transcript and a faculty reference. Students with complete applications will be contacted for an interview.


Peer Tutor Orientation and Training

Peer tutors have the opportunity to receive training in tutoring skills and approaches. Tutor training sessions are offered every semester. These training sessions typically include topics such as the tutor's role, both non-directive and explicit tutoring methods, learning styles applications in tutoring, interpersonal dynamics, and referrals. The Tutoring Services coordinator and program assistant are also available to help tutors in developing particular tutoring skills.