Welcome to Peer Tutoring at NIC!
The mission of the Peer Tutoring Program is to support students' academic success by:
- providing free tutoring,
- supporting content specific learning,
- modeling active learning and successful study skills,
- cultivating critical thinking,
- promoting intellectual engagement,
- and encouraging independent learning.
What does the Peer Tutoring Program offer?
The Peer Tutoring Program offers free tutoring to NIC students. Students may sign up for 2 hours of tutoring each week for each enrolled NIC course. For example, a student can sign up for 2 hours of free tutoring each week for their NIC math course and also get tutoring for 2 hours in their NIC biology course. Come in to the College Skills Center in Lee-Kildow Hall to find out more or to sign up for tutoring.
How do I sign up for tutoring?
You can sign up for tutoring in the College Skills Center in Lee Kildow Hall starting on the first Thursday of the semester and continuing throughout the entire semester. Check in with the front desk staff to complete the necessary paperwork. Together with the front desk staff, you can review the posted tutor's schedules and find the time that best fits into your schedule.
What is expected of me after I sign up for tutoring?
- Be punctual for all appointments. A tutor is only paid for time that he/she is working with a student.
- Come to each tutoring session prepared with attempted assignments, textbooks, notes and necessary supplies.
- Explain your needs to your tutor and be ready to ask questions.
- Remember that tutoring is a supplement to classroom instruction not a replacement for missed classes.
- Tutors will support students in their course work by enabling them to do their work with confidence. Tutors are not allowed to do students' work for them.
- Call the front desk at the College Skills Center at 769-3206 if an emergency arises and you must miss a tutoring session.
What are the Goals of Tutoring?
- Empower the student by promoting independent learning.
- Lead students into discovering/finding the answer themselves.
- Mediate between educational resources and the student's learning characteristics.
- Provide support and encouragement.
- Model active learning.
- Increase the probability of student success.
The tutor's responsibility is not to make the homework or assignment perfect. The tutor's responsibility is to help the student understand key concepts.