Becoming a Tutor

Each semester, student tutors are recruited in a number of ways:

  • by advertising on campus
  • by word of mouth from current tutors
  • from faculty suggestions
  • student inquiries

At the beginning of each semester, flyers are posted on campus advertising the need for tutors.  Students who are interested should contact the Coordinator to determine eligibility.

At the end of the school year, a request is sent to all faculty members asking for the names of students they would recommend as tutors in subsequent semesters.  These students are contacted to determine their level of interest in becoming tutors.

In order to qualify for a tutor position, students must receive an A or B in the course for which they will tutor, interview with the Tutoring Services Center Coordinator, and be recommended by a faculty member.

If you wish to apply for a tutoring position, please print an application, complete it, and bring it to the Tutoring Services Center in W110.

Peer Tutor Job Description

The Tutoring Center provides individual and group tutoring services for NCC students who request academic assistance. Peer tutors facilitate the learning process by helping students understand and “learn-how-to-learn” course material while taking responsibility for their own learning. This involves assisting students with comprehension of course content and developing or refining their study skills, such as note taking, time management and organization, and test preparation. Tutoring sessions will be process-oriented and learner- centered. Tutors may not do the work for the student.


  • Tutors must be current NCC students.
  • Tutors must have received an “A” or “B” in the courses for which they will tutor or a higher level course in the discipline.
  • Tutors must complete an interview and tutoring demonstration with the Tutoring Center Coordinator, exhibiting subject knowledge, communication skills, and tutoring ability.
  • Tutors must be recommended by an NCC instructor in the relevant discipline.
  • Tutors in math must be qualified to tutor Math 136 or higher.


  • Provide academic assistance to students by:
    • Explaining or clarifying classroom and textbook information.
    • Interpreting rules, definitions, use, etc.
    • Demonstrating with sample problems or examples.
    • Guiding students through sample problems or exercises.
    • Coaching students as they work problems, without doing the problems for them.
    • Suggesting supplemental materials for students to use.
  • Assist students in developing good study skills and habits.
  • Be knowledgeable about academic study resources available in the Center and on campus. •Be prepared, present, and punctual for each session.
  • Ensure that all students are properly signed in for tutoring.
  • Inform Tutoring Center Coordinator of any tutoring or scheduling problems.
  • Maintain appropriate tutoring environment in the Center.
  • Assist with other Tutoring Center tasks and projects when needed.
  • Adhere to the policies that have been established by the NCC Tutoring Center.
  • Complete and submit appropriate paperwork accurately and thoroughly.
  • Attend tutor meetings and in-service activities.
  • Complete CRLA Level 1 training.