TRIO Student Support Services

Tutoring Information

Tutoring is a valuable service provided for SSS participants. Peer tutors are used in the academic areas of reading, writing, math and other select courses. The necessity for tutoring will be based on academic need; which is determined by the TRIO SSS Counselor, and as requested by the student. The SSS Counselor will meet with the tutor to outline the areas of student need.

In order to request a tutor you must complete a Tutor Request Form. Once the form is completed please bring it by the TRIO Student Support Services office located in the Wood Campus Center, Room 212. The TRIO SSS Counselor will review the request and contact an available tutor. Once an available tutor is located the SSS Counselor will contact the program participant.

There will be times that a request for a tutor is made and there is not an available tutor in the specific subject area. In that case, the SSS Counselor will do the very best job to locate a tutor and contact the program participant as quickly as possible. However, if an application has been submitted and more than two weeks has passed, please contact the TRIO SSS Counselor to inquire about the status of the available tutoring.

Be a Tutor

The TRIO SSS program is always looking for qualified tutors in all subject areas and in remedial, developmental and college level courses. Tutors are hired and trained by the TRIO SSS Counselor. If you are looking for a part-time job with flexible hours, tutoring for the TRIO SSS program is where you need to look. Also, consider that the work experience would be a valuable addition to your resume as well as your interpersonal skill development. If you would like to be a tutor, please fill out a Tutor Application and provide the requested documentation. Once you have applied and submitted all documentation you will be contacted to set up an appointment with the TRIO SSS Counselor for an interview.

Requirements of a Peer Tutor

  • Have at least a 3.5 GPA or higher in the specific subject area you will be tutoring
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the academic experience
  • Must be mature, and patient
  • Demonstrate proficiency in spoken English
  • Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are essential

If hired as a tutor in the TRIO SSS program, you will be required to attend all tutoring training sessions and to maintain all documentation of student progress.