Resources for Peer Tutors
If you are a peer tutor at Gavilan College, these tabs contain useful information for you:
Payroll & Employment Information
IMPORTANT PAYROLL DEADLINES:
- 17th Day of Each Month: Tutors must review their webtime entries for accuracy and submit them for approval on the Employee Tab of Self-Service Banner in MyGav.
- 10th Day of Each Month: Paychecks are available in the Business office for pick up until 3 p.m. Direct Deposits are posted to banks.
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Tips & Advice for Tutors
Tips & Advice for Writing Center Tutors
Advice to Writing Assistants Dartmouth offers great advice and tips for Writing Center tutors.
All peer tutors must take GUID 28, Tutoring Techniques within one semester of being hired. The course is usually offered in the Summer and Winter semesters. View the schedule of classes for more information about the course.
The Certificate in Peer Education Leadership prepares students to serve in a variety of on and off campus peer education roles including tutoring, mentoring, supplemental instruction, and community leadership. Students will learn a variety of traditional and non-traditional leadership skills and strategies for interacting with individuals and groups of differing opinions, values, cultures, and frames of reference.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to apply fundamentals of peer education, restating facts and assumptions, describing people and conditions, and explaining the challenges and potential benefits inherent in any peer education relationship.
- Model and assess effective active peer education strategies.
- Interact with individuals and groups with sensitivity and awareness of differing opinions, values, cultures, and frames of reference.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the group process.
- Convey information in a variety of contexts and communicate effectively and responsibly with a number of audiences.
- Approach interactions with colleagues and peers with poise and self-assurance.
View the current class schedule to sign up for classes.
To earn the Basic Certificate of Proficiency, complete a minimum of 4 units from any of the courses below:
- GUID 52/ PSYC 52: Peer Mentoring, Education, and Leadership, 1 unit
- GUID 28: Tutoring Techniques, 1 unit
- ENGL 12A: Tutoring Writers: Training, 2 units
- PSYC 27: Contemporary Leadership, 3 units
- ENGL 12B: Tutoring Writers: Practice, 1 unit
- ENGL 12C: Tutoring Writers: Theory, 1 unit
- ENGL 12D: Tutoring Writers: Research, 1 unit
- CMUN 1A: Introduction to Public Speaking, 3 units
- CMUN 4: Intercultural Communication, 3 units
- CMUN 6/ POLS 6/ PSYC 6: Introduction to Conflict Resolution, 3 units
- CMUN 8: Interpersonal Communication, 3 units
- CMUN 10: Small Group Communication, 3 units
Each year, we hire tutors for many subjects--English, math, biology, chemistry, economics, and more. You don't have to be a straight-A student to be a great tutor, but you should have a strong desire to help others learn while improving your own learning and study habits. Learn more about becoming a tutor.