A Peer Tutor’s goal is to help students become active, independent learners. The Cardinal Tutoring Center’s tutors use a variety of techniques, such as questioning, modeling, listening and demonstrating. Peer tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with fellow students offering academic support and expertise in an information setting. Some tutors are generalists who focus on broad skills or disciplines while others specialize in certain courses or group of courses. For students struggling with their coursework, Peer Tutors are important recourses because they can offer individual help that is not always possible in the classroom setting. Students can also identify more easily with their peers, who can explain concepts as well as being a positive academic role model.
PLEASE NOTE: Tutoring is not intended to be a substitute for class attendance or a “quick fix” the day before an exam.
Meet the Peer Tutors
Sarah Lynn Boyd