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Peer Tutor

 Student Employment Opportunities

POSITION TITLE:  Peer Tutor

DEPARTMENT:  Office of Student Development and Services

LOCATION:  North Bay and Muskoka Campus                                          

EMPLOYMENT DATES:  May 1st to April 30th  

RATE OF PAY:  $11.70 - $12.00 per hour as determined by HR policy

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

The role of the Peer Tutor is to support the academic development of the student being tutored (Tutee) by assisting in the understanding of concepts in a specific course. Sessions will take place on campus during predetermined times where both Peer Tutor and Tutee are available. Peer Tutors provide expertise, experience, and encouragement. Peer Tutors do not provide “answers” but rather assist in the learning process.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Meet with students on a one-to-one or small group format to give learning assistance
  • Review tutor contract with each student during their first session to establish the parameters of the tutorial relationship
  • Check Nipissing University student e-mail weekly to receive tutorial requests and work notifications
  • Prior to the being considered an “active” Peer Tutor, candidates must complete the following:
    • Online Peer Tutor Training modules
    • In person training session
    • Completion and submission of all required paperwork
  • Participate in at least 4 Peer Educator In-Service Training sessions during the academic year
  • Fulfill all individual contract obligations once signed

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Upper-year student (2nd year and above)
  • Minimum overall average of 75% and a minimum grade of 75% in the specific courses to be tutored
  • Be available for at least 5 hours per week
  • Good interpersonal communication skills and ease in relating to people from varying educational, cultural, and social backgrounds
  • Excellent level of responsibility, reliability, and punctuality
  • Appropriate and professional behavior at all times

 

We thank all applicants; however, only those to be considered for an interview will be contacted. 

Nipissing University is an inclusive employer and will provide accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code

 
Please submit your letter of application and resume by:  Open until filled

 To apply for this position please submit an application at nipissingu.ca/tutoring under “Become a Tutor.”



 

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