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Peer Tutor
Peer Tutor, Tutoring Services
Effective Date
Sunday, September 1, 2024
Tutors are paid an hourly wage, as set by the Ambrose student employee salary grid.
Position Summary

Please Apply Here for a Peer Tutor position. 

Peer tutors working for Student Academic Success will help other students develop their subject-specific knowledge (i.e. knowledge of chemistry, Greek, statistics, philosophy, economics. etc.) or their skills in academic writing, research, and communication. Subject-specific tutors work within their own areas of academic expertise, usually supporting courses within their academic major or minor. Tutors who work with academic writing, research, and communication can come from any discipline but must demonstrate excellent literacy and information literacy skills. In addition, all tutors will assist others with general academic and study skills.

To be eligible to serve as a peer tutor, a candidate must have completed at least 30 credits of post-secondary study and have a strong overall grade point average. Peer tutors will report to the appropriate Learning Services Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities

The peer tutor will:

  • Attend tutor training, as scheduled by the coordinator.
  • Participate in regular tutor meetings, as scheduled by the coordinator.
  • Assist students via one-to-one tutoring sessions (drop-in or scheduled; online or in person) or group study sessions. Tutors may have set hours (especially when offering drop-in tutoring or leading study sessions) or may have a variable schedule, depending on both the tutor's availability and student needs.  The tutor's schedule is confirmed at the beginning of each term. Hours will depend on student demand.
  • Track student usage and satisfaction with the services provided by Student Academic Success.
  • Prepare learning resources for students.
  • Assist in the promotion of Student Academic Success.
  • Engage in self-assessment and professional development, particularly in the area of tutoring pedagogy.

Duties and responsibilities performed within one’s capabilities that do not constitute a major change may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of the supervisor either orally or in writing.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Learning Services Coordinator

Job Standards and Requirements

To be eligible for this position, a candidate must:

  • be a current student of Ambrose University.
  • have completed at least 30 credits of post-secondary study, including at least one term at Ambrose. Applicants who have completed 60 credits of post-secondary study are strongly preferred.
  • have a strong cumulative grade point average, at least 2.7 on a four-point scale. An overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher is strongly preferred.
    • Subject-specific tutors should have strong grades in their disciplinary specialty. To tutor for a specific course, a tutor must have completed the course (or a more advanced course in the same area) with a grade of B+ or higher. Candidates who can support a wide range of courses (within their discipline) will receive preference. 
    • Academic writing, research, and communication tutors should have strong grades in reading- and writing-intensive courses. Courses with dedicated writing instruction—particularly HUM 101 Reading and Writing for University, HUM 201 Reading and Writing in the Christian Intellectual Tradition, and EN 295 Advanced Writing Skills—are a significant asset.
  • have been recommended by an Ambrose faculty member in an appropriate discipline.
  • accept the responsibilities of community members as stated in Ambrose’s Community Standards (

Traits And Attitudes

The successful applicant will:

  • be disciplined, punctual, and reliable.
  • be self-motivated, independent, diligent, and quick to learn.
  • have excellent study skills and strong disciplinary knowledge.
  • have strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral communication skills. Any teaching or tutoring experience would be an asset.

Application Instructions

Please also note that shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a criminal record and vulnerable sector check.  We thank all candidates for their interest but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. 

Please Click Here To Apply!