Peer Tutoring Program

Our Peer Tutoring Program is designed to facilitate the provision of one-on-one peer-led tutoring sessions for students who request course-specific help. We do our best to recruit tutors for specific courses but sometimes we are unable to find a match.

Nipissing University has partnered up with Nimbus Learning, a mobile learning platform provider, to ensure that we can easily provide support for as many courses as possible at Nipissing University, while making the booking, communication and scheduling process as easy as can be.

The current wage rate for a tutor with this program is $16.55/hour.

The objectives of the program are:

  1. To provide course-specific learning assistance to students by pairing them with a peer who has demonstrated competence in that particular course in the past.
  2. To enhance students' success by fostering understanding and application of concepts and methods as they pertain to a particular subject.
  3. To provide Peer Tutors the opportunity to refine their communication, instructional, and interpersonal skills through the process of being an educator.
  4. To supply Peer Tutors with the means to consolidate their knowledge in a particular subject area.

Please Note: It is the policy of the Peer Tutoring Program that Peer Tutors are not to help with assignments to be submitted for grading unless a signed Permission Form has been obtained from the instructor.

*The Peer Tutoring Program does not guarantee hours for tutors but aims to match as many students with qualified Peer Tutors as possible.*