Our peer tutoring service provides free, one-on-one and group learning assistance to students who are experiencing difficulties with specialized course content that is not typically supported by Learning Café academic strategists. The major goals of peer tutoring are to:
- provide learning assistance to students needing help in reviewing course content to successfully complete credit courses
- supplement class instruction, not replace it
- encourage students to work together and learn from their peers
- help students become confident, independent learners
Tutoring is subject to the availability of a tutor. When a suitable tutor cannot be identified, alternative supports may be suggested, including academic strategy appointments and/or instructor assistance.
No tutoring requests requiring a new tutor hire will be accommodated after:
- Fall term: First Friday in November
- Winter term: First Friday in March
- Summer (short) term: First Friday in June
How do I access peer tutoring?
Peer tutoring is available to current students enrolled in Lethbridge College credit courses. You typically qualify for up to one hour per week of tutoring per course. Peer tutoring is available on campus or online based on availability. Students requesting tutoring must have an initial meeting with an Academic Strategist to determine eligibility. Academic strategies meetings may supplement or replace Peer Tutoring if this would best serve the student’s needs.
If you have a disability, registering with Accessibility Services may qualify you for additional support unique to your circumstances.
How do I become a peer tutor?
If you want to become a peer tutor, you must have completed the course(s) you wish to tutor with a minimum B+ grade and have the recommendation of a course instructor. On rare occasions, when a qualified student is not available to tutor a particular course, the peer tutor service may identify a recent qualified graduate or other suitable applicant.
To apply to be a peer tutor, submit the following to the Learning Café (CE1340):
- a completed Peer Tutor Application
- your resume
- a recommendation letter/email from a course instructor
Note: We interview and hire suitable candidates as demand requires.
Tutoring location and hours
Tutoring sessions are held on campus, usually in the Learning Café, the Buchanan Library or the IB Commons, unless a laboratory or specialized space is required. Online tutoring may be conducted using Microsoft Office Teams. All exceptions must be approved in advance by the Learning Café administrative assistant.
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Note: Our spring and summer hours may vary.