Traditional Tutorial Program
The Tutorial Program promises renewed hope for students who are having difficulty completing their college course work. In most cases, peer tutors either work individually or in group study sessions with their tutees. The Tutorial Program offers this service free of charge to registered students of Shawnee Community College.
What is a tutee?
S/he is a registered SCC student in need of academic assistance.
Student and tutor tackle problem solving and understanding of subject matter together.
Tutors, with their group of students (usually no more than eight) work in sessions
with each student being accountable for obtaining information and input into
the subject. Each individual in the group works for the good of the whole. Group
tutoring sessions usually meet a minimum of once per week.
Learn How To Learn
There are special "tricks of the trade" in studying. Study skills that work
well for your tutor will usually work well for you. One of the many benefits
of having a good private or group tutor is the study skills they can pass on
Most tutors can credit their success in school to their fine research skills. One of the many benefits of having a tutor with this ability is that they can aid their student(s) in learning how to use the Learning Resource Center and access needed research materials.
The Tutorial Program offers a support system for students re-entering college after an extended absence. The Tutorial Program offers assistance with study skills and techniques for re-entering the academic environment.
Tutors for the Physically and Learning Challenged
Tutors are available as note-takers, for those students who are in need of special
assistance, and have necessary documentation.
Requesting Tutorial Assistance
Request for Tutor applications are available at the Student Success Center, and
at the SCC extension centers.
What is a peer tutor?
A peer tutor is a registered student charged
with aiding fellow students in the
comprehension of their coursework.
Tutors are needed every semester on all campuses
The entire Tutorial Program is based upon the quality and quantity of its peer and professional tutors. However, all tutors must be registered SCC students.
How does a student become a peer tutor?
Students who are interested in tutoring must
have completed the coursework in that
specific subject and received a minimum of a
3.0 or "B" as their grade. An instructor
recommendation is required as well as
transcripts are needed to complete this
process. Tutorial in-service training is also
required for ALL peer tutor candidates.
How much does the position pay?
After students complete the tutor training
process and complete all necessary
paperwork, qualifying students receive $8.25
per hour and may work up to 10 hours per
Are taxes due for this kind of work?
Yes. Every new peer tutor must complete the Federal and State forms as supplied
by the Tutorial Program. These forms are then delivered by the peer tutor
to the Business Office on the main campus.
How many hours can a peer tutor work a week?
Ten hours per week, with exceptions made by the coordinator.
Is tutoring allowed off-campus?
No. All tutoring must be done at the Main Campus in H2087 or at an extension
center in the presence of a college employee.
Is tutoring over the telephone allowed?
No. In order to be paid for tutoring, tutors must CLOCK IN at a time clock
located either at the main campus or at the extension centers. Permission
is expressly required to have hand-written time cards. In the case of extension
campus tutoring, or where no time clock is present, hand-written time cards
must be fully signed by appropriate SCC staff.
Is it the tutor's responsibility to contact the student(s)?
Yes. The tutor coordinator will notify both tutor and student to see if
they are able to begin working together. If there is a problem, it is up
to the peer tutor to let the Tutorial Program know about the difficulty so
that a reasonable solution can be found. It is the peer tutor's responsibility
to treat his/her business as a franchise operation and contact tutees accordingly.
7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.,
Monday through Friday
For More Information Contact:
Mindy Ashby - Student Success Center Coordinator
at 1-800-481-2242 ext. 3316 or e-mail