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Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutoring Schedule

For more information please contact:
PEER TUTORING E-MAIL:
peer.tutoring@saultcollege.ca

Peer Tutoring Updates

Permanent Changes:

- Starting Tuesday, November 10, 2020, the Practical Nursing peer tutoring sessions will now be Tuesdays, 7:30-9:20pm. The Team is still: Team Name: Peer Tutoring – Practical Nursing

 

One Time Changes:

- There will be an extra Electrical Engineering peer tutoring session with Anita on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd from 3:30-5:30pm.

Notices

Peer Tutoring is now digital to meet our students needs and help them to be amazing! 

  • Peer Tutoring will be run on Microsoft Teams through Microsoft Office 365:
    • Students log-in to Microsoft Office 365 using their Sault College log-ins and password
    • Search for Peer Tutoring in teams and find the team for your program (see instructions below)
    • Tutors will be online during the times listed on the Peer Tutoring schedule to work with students

We are still accepting applications for peer tutors

For details on how to apply, please see the 'Becoming a Peer Tutor' section below. The full list of programs needing peer tutors is listed under "Posters" and on the Library's social media. 

Accessing Peer Tutoring with Microsoft Teams

 

Peer Tutoring

The Peer Tutoring Program allows students who are excelling academically to help other students by leading drop-in tutorial sessions for a variety of subject areas and programs. Tutors work with tutees to review course material and work through questions together; however, tutors do not re-teach an entire class or help tutees complete entire assignments.

How Does the Program Work?

  • Weekly group, drop-in tutoring sessions
  • Students can attend for the whole session weekly or drop-in as needed with questions
  • The Peer Tutoring Schedule can be found at the Library Service Desk and as a PDF document on the right side of this page
  • In addition to specific program tutoring, core subjects are also covered on the schedule such as English and Mathematics
  • One-on-One/Small Group tutoring is available for students with registered disabilities or a demonstrated need via a referral from an Academic Counsellor in Student Services
  • Peer tutors are paid $16.48 per hour for leading group tutorial sessions and $14.42 per hour for one-on-one/small group tutoring
  • Training for peer tutors is provided by the Peer Tutoring Coordinator and Peer Tutoring Assistant

Peer Tutoring Posters

What is Peer Tutoring?
Peer Tutoring - We're Hiring for Spring and Fall 2020

 

Becoming a Tutor

Being a Peer Tutor is a great opportunity to gain work experience, expand your knowledge of course material, and have a convenient on-campus job that works with your schedule.

Students Interested in Being Peer Tutors:

  • Must be in good academic standing and have at least a B-average in the subject area they wish to tutor
  • Must complete an application form that includes recommendations by two professors
  • International students are welcome to apply to be Peer Tutors

When Do I Apply?

  • Any time!
  • Print out the application form on the right, get two faculty recommendations from professors, and email the completed form to peer.tutoring@saultcollege.ca
  • Ask your two professors to email their recommendations to peer.tutoring@saultcollege.ca
  • All applications are kept on file in case program tutoring needs change throughout the semester

Benefits of Being a Peer Tutor:

  • Reinforce your own knowledge of course material
  • Convenient work schedule and scheduling of hours
  • Gain valuable work experience for your résumé
  • Satisfaction of helping others succeed

 

Tutee Responsibilities 

Tutees (students getting tutoring) have the following responsibilities:

Before the tutoring sessions:

  • Attend all classes as required
  • Read all assigned material
  • Attempt all homework assignments 
  • Take notes on problem areas and list questions you have

During the tutoring session:

  • Always bring your textbook, class notes, and any necessary materials (ie calculator)
  • Expect to be actively involved in working through problems and discussing class material with your tutor
  • Ask the tutor to explain anything that you did not understand
  • Tell the tutor if he/she is moving too quickly through the material so you both can set an appropriate pace for learning

Still Having Difficulty?

  • Talk to your instructor as soon as possible and seek clarification, assistance, or guidance
  • Complete the Student Success Learning Modules on the College Services tab of the Student Portal that cover note-taking, time management, study skills, and self-care techniques
  • Form an informal study group within your class or program to support each other and your learning activities
  • Visit Student Services to make an appointment with a counsellor to discuss your academic options and success strategies

Ron Doyle Library
Sault College
443 Northern Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
P6B 4J3
(705) 759-2554 ext. 2711
library@saultcollege.ca

Off-Campus Access

To access the databases from off-campus:

  • Select your database
  • Login using your student number
    (Username) and PIN (Password)

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Don't know your PIN?
PINs are emailed to Sault College accounts on the 6th of every month.
Look for "Library Notice" from "Sirsi".
Or you can reset your PIN on your own.
Follow the instructions here: www.saultcollegelibrary.ca/blog/Library-Pin