Become a Peer Tutor

The Peer Tutoring Program has been an important service to the students of North Idaho College for over 20 years.  Tutoring supports students in academic learning by helping them improve in content specific areas, reinforcing and supplementing their classroom instruction.  Tutoring also helps students achieve academic success by modeling and encouraging proven study skills which are critical to student success.

What are the rewards of tutoring?

  • Reinforce the skills you learned in previously taken classes
  • Strengthen your knowledge in the content area you are tutoring
  • Improve your communication and people skills
  • Reflect on your own learning and study strategies
  • Feel a sense of accomplishment as you help students become independent, confident, self-directed learners
  • Set your own permanent schedule for the semester
  • Work on campus with beginning pay at $8.25 per hour.
  • Add valued work experience to your resume.

What are the qualifications needed to become a tutor?

  • Receive an A or B in the course(s) you wish to tutor
  • Have at least two NIC instructors who can give you a reference
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Desire to help others

How do I become a tutor at North Idaho College?

  • Pick up a Tutor Application Packet from the front desk at the College Skills Center in Lee-Kildow Hall or print a Tutor Application here.
  • Complete the Tutor Application form and return it to the College Skills Center front desk or Penny Weiss, Peer Tutor Coordinator.
  • Complete an interview with the Peer Tutor Coordinator.
  • Once you are interviewed and hired, complete the final paperwork for  Human Resources.
  • Attend Tutor Training.

What training is available for tutors?

CSC-108, Tutoring Skills, is a one credit course and is recommended for all tutors.  After taking CSC-108, tutors receive a pay raise to $8.50.  If a tutor can not take the Tutoring Skills class due to a scheduling conflict etc., self directed tutor training is available on this website.  More information will be given during the interview and hiring process.  Peer Tutoring Meetings will also be held throughout the semester and attendance is mandatory.

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