Get matched with a faculty-approved student for one-on-one virtual tutoring. Peer tutoring is ideal for students who need to gain a stronger understanding of their course material. If you're enrolled in Chiu School of Business or School of Technology and are interested in becoming a peer tutor or want to be matched with one, send us an email Please make sure to state your full name, student ID, the program you're enrolled in and full course name and course code.

"It was a great experience. I got an 80%+ on my exam! Thanks for organizing and finding my tutor."

"Being a peer tutor has really taught me a lot about myself as a student. It helped reinforce concepts I had learned and it's a great feeling to know that you are helping someone. I have seen the tutees improvement in their grades and I feel that their success is also my success."

   

Frequently Asked Questions


For Chiu School of Business and School of Technology

Our peer tutoring program applies to all courses within Chiu School of Business and School of Technology. We try our best to accommodate all peer tutoring requests, but cannot guarantee placement for every student. 

You can qualify for up to 2 hours of peer tutoring per week.

 

 
 

 You may receive help for a maximum of 2 courses.

 

 Peer Tutoring is free for eligible students. Students must be enrolled in Chiu School of Business or School of Technology to qualify.

All peer tutoring sessions are held virtually (via MS Teams, Zoom, Facetime, What’sApp, etc.).

All peer tutoring sessions are held one-on-one. Group tutoring is not authorized.

  • Be prepared. Have questions prepared to ask your peer tutor. Being able to identify what areas you are having difficulty with will increase the value of your time spent with the tutor.  Have all necessary materials ready: notes, text books, etc.
  • Attend all your classes. Listen attentively, take notes, and address questions with your instructor to clarify any difficulties or problem areas.
  • Play an active role in your sessions. Do your readings before attending your tutoring session. Ask questions when you don’t understand the material. Ask the tutor for examples to help you understand concepts. Often tutors can offer another approach to understanding a complex idea.
  • Get help early. Ask for a peer tutor as soon as you begin to have difficulties with the course material. Asking for help after midterms or just before finals is too late.

Remember: Peer tutors are not instructors. The tutor’s role is to help the tutee become an independent learner. The tutee is responsible for their own learning and must do their own work.

Send an email to BusTechPeertutoring@bowvalleycollege.ca

Make sure to include your full name, student ID, program you’re enrolled in and name of course you need help with.

Sessions can take anywhere from half an hour to 2 hours every week. It is up to the tutor and tutee to agree on the length of each session.

Showing up late or not showing up at all for appointments and sessions is inconsiderate and unprofessional and may result in disqualification from the Peer Tutoring Program.

Additional resources may be available through Student Resources 

Remember: Peer tutors are not instructors and may not have all the answers to your questions. The tutor’s role is to help the tutee become an independent learner. The tutee is responsible for their own learning and must do their own work.

For Prospective, New and Experienced Peer Tutors

There are many advantages to tutoring, including developing communication and coaching skills, reinforcing your own knowledge, making a difference in someone else’s life, meeting new people. Tutoring in your program area will give you experience related to the job that you eventually want to do. It shows that you are willing to mentor others which may give you an advantage when you apply for jobs. 

You must be a student of Chiu School of Business or School of Technology with a B grade (or higher) in your courses. In addition, you need to demonstrate the following:

  •    Comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter
  •    Excellent class attendance 
  • ·  Be a registered student in good standing
  • ·  Exhibit professionalism, respect and courtesy 
  • ·  Maintain academic integrity at all times 
  • ·  Be faculty-approved (via Business and Technology Project Officer) 
  • ·  Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills 
  • ·  Effective study habits 
  • ·  Respect and value each student as an individual 
  • ·  High degree of confidentiality 

 Peer tutors are paid an hourly rate of $15. They are given a timesheet which they must submit at the end of each month.

 

 Your minimum weekly commitment as a peer tutor is 2 hours (one tutee, one subject). Tutors have the option to work with more than one tutee.

 Once you are accepted into the program, you will receive a training manual. Additional support will be provided throughout the term.

All peer tutoring sessions are held virtually (via MS Teams, Zoom, Facetime, What’sApp, etc.).

It is up to you and your tutee to find mutually convenient times to meet on a weekly basis.

Peer tutors can:

  • Clarify and review concepts of the course material
  • Provide practice in skills specific to the course
  • Offer suggestions about effective study skills
  • Encourage students to do their own thinking

Peer tutors cannot:

  • Provide instruction on missed classes
  • Help with assignments, projects or other work that will be graded
  • Be a replacement for study time
  • Help with a course they have not taken

Additional resources may be available through Student Resources

Remember: Peer tutors are not instructors and may not have all the answers. The tutor’s role is to help the tutee become an independent learner. The tutee is responsible for their own learning and must do their own work.

Your own studies always come first. You can stop tutoring if it becomes too overwhelming. Your tutee(s) will then be re-assigned to a different tutor. We do ask you to consider the decision to withdraw carefully.

We are here to support you throughout your peer tutoring journey. Please contact us at BusTechPeertutoring@bowvalleycollege.ca with any questions or concerns.

Additional resources may be available through https://bowvalleycollege.ca/student-resources

Remember: Peer tutors are not instructors and may not have all the answers to your questions. The tutor’s role is to help the tutee become an independent learner. The tutee is responsible for their own learning and must do their own work.

  • If you are currently studying in a post-secondary program at BVC, please register for your courses via mybvc to ensure your enrolments and fees are processed appropriately.
  • Cart total based on domestic tuition rates. For information about International Tuition rates please see Fee Information
  • If you anticipate applying for a student loan, your payment will be refunded to you based on your loan award once your funding has been received by BVC.

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