Peer Tutors are students who excel in their areas of study and who enjoy helping fellow students achieve academic success. The peer tutors’ goal is to help students become active, independent learners. We use a variety of techniques such as questioning, modeling, listening, and demonstration. Peer tutors work either one-on-one or in small groups with fellow students (tutees), offering academic support and expertise in an informal setting. Some tutors are generalists, focusing on broad skills, or disciplines, while others specialize in certain courses or groups of courses. For students struggling with their course work, peer tutors are important resource 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.
*Tutoring is not intended to be a substitute for class attendance or a quick fix the day before an exam.
When she’s not busy being an awesome Peer Tutor, you can find this tutor helping people in other ways; Leia, a paralegal major, volunteers by feeding the homeless 3-4 times a week, and helps run the 20th Special Forces Family Readiness Group in Birmingham!
|“I enjoy helping other students achieve their goals.”|
This paralegal major will wow you with her diverse interests during your tutoring session! Heather enjoys barrel racing, Alabama football, and a full on obsession with crime shows.
|“I hope that I can help at least one student feel confident enough to finish their degree.”|
Though she is one of our Math specific Peer Tutors, this sports fan won’t be pigeonholed! Brianna switched majors before finding her passion in becoming a Paralegal, and has been a waitress for 4 years.
|“I like helping others and I enjoy learning.”|
|Crystal Anne Casey||
This tutor’s sunny and encouraging disposition will make any assignment more fun! Crystal is an experienced tutor, and has written a children’s book based on her son who has Down’s Syndrome.
|“Believe in yourself, you can do anything!”|
|Sarah Magaret Haynes||
When she’s not enjoying the beach or reading, Sarah Margaret has a lot of practice being kind and patient where she works at the First Baptist Church of Glencoe’s Daycare Center, so expect this book lover be the same as your tutor!
|“I want to be a tutor because I want to help others.”|
This Southside native has an affinity for animals, whether is helping them where he works at the Rainbow City Pet Clinic, or hooking them on his line when he’s out fishing!
|“I want to be a tutor because I would like to help someone as much as my tutor has helped me in the past.”|
While a major in Health Management may seem pretty specific, Ivana is a Peer Tutor who can help you out in pretty much any subject! In her spare time, Ivy enjoys both shopping and working out.
|“I want to be a tutor because I want to help others succeed and get their college degree.”|
Bubbly and full of energy, Angel brings fun to every tutoring session! This Nursing major enjoys hiking, biking, and rock climbing in her spare time, and dreams of visiting as many National Parks as possible.
|"I enjoy helping others reach their goals, and helping them succeed in their school studies.”|
If you’re struggling in math, Tristan is the guy to see! This computer engineering major can help out in even the higher level math; he also loves to travel, and cheer on LSU whenever he can.
|“I want to help people reach their goals and have a better understanding of math.”|
As an elementary education major, Mollie excels at helping others with her positive attitude! She loves dogs and Auburn football, and works at a preschool with 4-17 month old babies.
|“I want to be a tutor so that I’m able to help my fellow students who may need a little help, or a “pick me up” throughout the academic year.”|
If trigonometry is getting you down, Caleb is the tutor to see! This machine tool technology major says trig is his favorite math. When he’s not crunching numbers, Caleb likes to fold origami, or spend time with his 3 year old daughter.
|“I have a genuine enthusiasm for math and mathematical theory; I enjoy sharing that enthusiasm with others.”|
This tutor can help you with most subjects, but cites math as a specialty. Charis is a Health Information Technology major with two grown children, and many colorful tattoos; she and her husband even own a tattoo shop!
|“I want to help others excel and achieve their goals.”|
Peer Tutor Scholarship- If you have a 3.2GPA and 24 hours of college credit, you can receive a scholarship that covers half of your tuition in exchange for 4 hours of tutoring each week.
If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor, please contact Farrah Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org