How to Become a Peer Tutor

Tutoring can be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable jobs on campus. Tutoring is also a good way to sharpen your own knowledge of a subject. The hours are flexible since the tutor arranges the meeting times and days with the student. 

Am I eligible to be a tutor?

The best tutors are Moody students (sophomore to graduate-level) who have received a grade of "B+" or better in the course in which they wish to tutor and have an overall GPA of 2.7 or higher. A good tutor must be able to teach another student how to study and review the course material and to help them develop a long-range plan for the tutoring sessions based on the students learning style needs.

Three Key Attributes

Knowledge
Tutors are required to have strong working knowledge of specific course content. They also need to be able to assist the student in learning how to think and problem solve in the context of a specific discipline.

Interpersonal Skills
Tutors must demonstrate effective skills in working collaboratively with peers and teaching with compassion. They must be good problem-solvers who are able to think and explain the content in more than one way.

Organizational Abilities
Tutors must demonstrate abilities to manage tasks, maintain schedules, manage time and guide the tutoring sessions so the student will learn to study efficiently.

How do I become a tutor?

If you believe you have these skills and would like to be a Peer Tutor at Moody, here is what you do:

1. Pick up an application at the Student Resource Center, 3rd floor, Smith Hall or download the form.

2. Fill out the application form completely. List the courses you could tutor in order of preference.

3. Obtain a recommendation from a faculty member who knows your knowledge and ability to tutor the subject (use the recommendation form from the application).

4. Upon completion of your application, make an appointment with Gayla Gates.

Each student is allowed two hours of tutoring a week per class. The tutor will tutor for twelve weeks each semester, prorated depending on when the student begins with the tutor.

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