Peer Tutor Recruitment

We are recruiting Peer Tutors for a variety of first and second year courses for January 2019! If you have successfully completed any first or second year Science or Engineering courses with a minimum grade of A, and are interested in tutoring, we look forward to receiving an application from you. 

Peer Tutors provide one-on-one academic support to science and engineering students in our Learning Lounge (104 LSB). Peer Tutoring is a drop-in service that any student enrolled in our supported courses can use. To learn more about Peer Tutoring see here.

This is a volunteer leadership position.

Job responsibilities:

  • Provide a minimum of two regularly scheduled tutoring hours per week between 2:30pm and 6:30pm, Monday to Thursday or 2:30pm to 4:30pm on Friday.
  • Attend bi-weekly program meetings with the Peer Tutor Coordinator and/or Bethune College Academic Coordinator. If you miss two bi-weekly meetings you will have to attend a Time Management Workshop. If you miss three meetings you may forfeit your role.
  • Communicate promptly and efficiently with the Peer Tutor Coordinator, Academic Coordinator and/or other Bethune College faculty, staff or leaders.
  • Complete all necessary scheduling polls and program associated tasks assigned by the Peer Tutor Coordinator and/or the Academic Coordinator.
  • Check your YorkU email frequently to ensure you are staying updated on program information
  • Collaborate with PASS Leaders and Class Representatives within SOS to support student learning.
  • Be an active member of SOS and contribute to our overall mission of enhancing student engagement and academic success. You are expected to attend at least one SOS event per semester outside of your tutoring hours and help with advertising SOS services.
  • Be professional, inclusive and welcoming, in your communication. You will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Mandatory Training:

  • Attend the annual SOS Retreat in early May 2019 (date to be announced).
  • Attend York Orientation Day (YOD) Training (TBD usually late August; 9am-3pm)
  • Attend YOD in September (TBD, before classes start; 10am-7pm).
  • Attend Basic Peer Leadership (BPL) Training on January 20th, 10am-5pm
  • Attend Peer Tutor Training (date and time to be announced). Note: If you have previously completed BPL you must still attend the Peer Tutor Training.
  • Complete all mandated health and safety, and workplace training.

Failure to attend any mandatory training may make you ineligible for the position. You will be given an opportunity to explain why you cannot during the application process but accommodations are not guaranteed.  

Application Process:

Applications are submitted online and due by January 3rd at 8pm.

  • Interviews will be held in late December or early January. You will be contacted to determine scheduling.
  • You will be asked to upload the documents listed below. Please remove as much personal information as possible, including your name, and student number. We do not need this identifying information in the documents and it helps with our processing times.
    • A Resume/CV and Personal Statement combined into one PDF file.
    • An unofficial copy of your student transcript as a PDF. Screen captures of transcript reports are acceptable. To be considered you must have achieved an A/A+ in the course you are applying for.

If you would like more information or to access this information in a different format please email the Peer Tutoring Coordinator at

Thank you for your interest. Once you're ready, apply here.