Need a Peer Tutor?
You are eligible to use the Academic Success Center for our free peer tutoring services if you are a registered student at Western Piedmont Community College and your instructor has signed the Peer Tutor Program Recommendation Form. Once you submit a Peer Tutor Request Form*, a recommendation form will be sent to your instructor. Depending on the subject and current peer tutor availability, it may take up to two weeks to find a tutor that can meet with you. Please be patient.
*Peer Tutor Request Forms may be picked up in the ASC in Phifer Hall, Room 100 or requested via email at ASC@wpcc.edu.
Other eligibility requirements:
- You must have an 80 average or below or a recommendation from your instructor to be eligible for peer tutoring services.
- You must be able to meet with your tutor in the Academic Success Center for tutoring sessions regularly throughout the semester (at agreed upon times).
- The amount of tutoring hours you are allowed must not exceed the amount of contact hours in the class you are requesting tutoring services.
- Be aware that tutoring services are for your assistance in coursework. Peer tutors are not allowed to complete your homework or other formal assignments for you.
Here’s what you need to know for peer tutoring:
- Peer tutoring is one-on-one tutoring with a student who has had the course requested and has received either an “A” or “B.”
- Peer tutoring is set up on a regular schedule based on available hours you request and the hours the designated peer tutor can meet with you.
- Peer tutoring will take place in the ASC during your scheduled times unless otherwise approved and notified.
- Peer tutoring is a way to assist you with a variety of things such as clarifying textbook material, discussing ideas, practicing problems or concepts, reviewing for exams providing study techniques or even test taking strategies.
Here’s what peer tutoring is not:
- Peer tutoring is not a chance to get someone to complete your homework or assignments.
- Peer tutoring is not on a walk-in basis. Make your best effort to attend your schedule meetings.
- Peer tutoring is not a substitute for class time. Do not attend peer tutoring when you are scheduled to be in class.
Other Important Information:
- If you cannot come to a scheduled tutoring session, you need to cancel by calling your peer tutor or the Academic Success Center and letting them know. Failure to do so may result in a “No Show” which will be discussed with you during your first scheduled meeting.
- If you no longer need tutoring services please let the peer tutor coordinator know.
- If you do not wish to continue your current tutoring sessions for any reason, please let the peer tutor coordinator know. Peer tutors and tutees have the right to end tutoring sessions without giving a reason to anyone but the peer tutor coordinator. If a new peer tutor is requested, we will make every effort to find one for you.
Want to be a Peer Tutor?
- You must have received an “A” or “B” grade in each subject that you wish to tutor.
- Transcripts from all colleges attended are required for tutor approval in any course subject.
- You must be able to meet with your student in the Academic Success Center for tutoring sessions regularly throughout the semester (at agreed upon times).
- You must be able to keep up with timesheets and monthly reports.
- You must maintain a positive and professional attitude with students.
Here is a job description for peer tutors at WPCC.