How Can I Become a Tutor?
Tutoring is a very rewarding and enjoyable endeavor. The satisfaction that comes as a result in making a difference in someone's academic life is enormous. Tutoring is also a great way to sharpen your own knowledge of a subject. The hours are flexible since the tutor arranges the meeting times and days with the tutee based upon his or her (tutor) current academic schedule. Tutors earn an hourly wage.
Am I eligible to be a tutor?
Peer Tutors are Minot State University students (sophomore- to graduate-level) who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and have received a grade of "B+" or better in the course for which they wish to tutor. 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 tutees learning style needs. You are not to do the work for the tutee, you are instead charged with creating for them an atmosphere that fosters critical thinking and application of the material being reviewed.
If you are interested in becoming a tutor:
- Fill out completely, print and turn in the tutor employment application.
- Obtain a recommendation from a faculty member who knows your knowledge and ability to tutor the subject.
- Please include your current course schedule and a copy of your unofficial transcript.
- Upon receipt of your application, Jessica Smestad, Tutoring Coordinator, will contact you for an interview appointment (the interview takes about 30 minutes).
- If hired by the Tutoring Coordinator, you will receive tutor training for which you will be paid. This training is a prerequisite before tutoring begins.
- Each student (tutee) is allowed two hours of tutoring a week per class. Peer tutors will tutor for twelve weeks each semester, prorated depending on when the tutee begins.
- Tutors will be required to participate in ongoing training which may occur in the form of workshops, monthly meetings and or online training.
For more information, contact:
Jessica Smestad, Tutoring & Mentoring Coordinator
Old Main 101; 701-858-4039