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Peer Tutoring

For more information about receiving Peer Tutoring services please contact the Peer Tutoring Coordinator.

Email: sscpeertutoring@uams.edu

Phone: 501-603-1151

Image of peer tutor and studentThe Peer Tutoring Program helps students who are having trouble with the content in a particular course. Peer tutors are students who have excelled in the course. They tailor their sessions to meet students’ individual needs.  Peer Tutors are trained to offer support on course content, study skills, and strong academic habits.

Browse the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below to learn more about the Peer Tutoring Program in the Student Success Center. You can contact the Peer Tutoring Coordinator for more conformation about whether the program is right for you.

 

What is Peer Tutoring?

Peer Tutoring is a meeting with another student (the Peer Tutor) for assistance with a specific course.

Is Peer Tutoring done individually or in group sessions?

We offer both individual and group peer tutoring. This varies depending on the course and your learning needs. The goal is to help you find ways to learn material that you don’t understand.

Is there a Peer Tutor available for every subject?

We are still growing our tutoring program, so we do not have tutors for every course yet. If you have a need, please let us know as soon as possible, so that we can try to find a peer tutor.

Is there any cost for Peer Tutoring Services?

No. There is no additional cost for a Student Success Center Peer Tutor beyond your tuition and fees.

How do I sign up for Peer Tutoring?

You can request peer tutoring here. You’ll meet with the Peer Tutoring Coordinator to talk about all options for assistance, including peer tutoring.

Student to Student: The Benefits of Peer Tutoring

Learn about the benefits of peer tutoring from Natashia Bottoms, College of Medicine Class 2017. She offers personal insights from her experience as a peer tutor on the value of learning from your classmates.

Click here to learn more about her experience.

Benefits of Peer Tutoring


Would you like to be a Peer Tutor?

One of the best ways to make sure that you really know something is to teach it to someone else. When you teach others you must be able to to break down material and explain it in your own words. This deepens your understanding of the content, and is one of the benefits of becoming a Peer Tutor. Are you interested in learning more about becoming a Peer Tutor? Browse through the Frequently Asked Questions below and see if being a Peer Tutor is for you.

 

What is a Peer Tutor?

A peer tutor is a student who has done well in a course and wants to share his/her expertise with other students. A peer tutor is patient, can explain information clearly, and wants to work with other students.

Is there a need for Peer Tutors?

Yes! We look for new peer tutors all of the time.

Who can become a Peer Tutor?

We generally want students to have earned an A or B in a course (or be earning that grade right now). Peer tutors must also be recommended by the faculty for that course or by the Associate Dean of the college.

Are Peer Tutors paid?

For most students, yes, being a Peer Tutor is a paid position. There are a few exceptions that have to do with work eligibility. If you’re not eligible to work as a paid peer tutor, you may volunteer for the experience. The Peer Tutoring Coordinator can give you more details about both the volunteer and the paid opportunities.

Is there training for Peer Tutors?

Yes, we do provide training for our peer tutors in person and online through Blackboard. You’ll get some great ideas about how to work with individuals and groups, and different ways to help students learn.

What's the first step in becoming a Peer Tutor?

Contact the Peer Tutoring Coordinator at sscpeertutoring@uams.edu to begin the process of becoming a Peer Tutor.