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Become a Peer Tutor

What is a Peer Tutor?

A peer tutor supports the academic development of a student by assisting the student in understanding key concepts within a specific subject. Tutors do not provide “answers” but rather assist in the learning process; they provide their subject expertise, academic experience, and encouragement. All tutoring appointments takes place in the Learning Centre or online during scheduled appointment times.


  • Build your résumé while gaining valuable work experience
  • Increase your own academic skills and self-confidence
  • Develop a sense of pride and accomplishment from helping others
  • Be a positive role model
  • Earn money while being a student


  • Apply strategies developed in training and through ongoing feedback, to help students understand concepts they find challenging; provide mentorship and guidance around study skills
  • Arrive on time for each tutoring shift and effectively manage timing of appointments
  • Keep accurate records of all tutoring appointments
  • Abide by the confidentiality, academic integrity and conduct agreements set out by the polytechnic.
  • Follow the Learning Centre policies and procedures
  • Submit payroll timesheets every two weeks


  • Be a full time student currently enrolled at Seneca Polytechnic
  • Have a GPA of 3.8 or greater in area of specialization and a minimum overall GPA of 3.5
  • Have completed at least two semesters in your program or possess a previous degree/diploma/certificate
  • Possess strong communication, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • Have respect for confidentiality
  • Have an ability and desire to work with students with diverse backgrounds

How to Apply

  • You can apply for to become a Peer Tutor through Seneca Works. Look for job id # 196053 (SIA applicants, please apply to # 196050)