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Our Peer Mentors are upper-year Georgian students who play a pivotal role in building community, a sense of belonging and connection at Georgian@ILAC, and empower students to flourish through their first-year experience at college and beyond.
Now more than ever, students are connecting with their peers for support, highlighting the incredible importance of building a strong foundation and sense of virtual community among students early in their academic journey.
Peer Mentors are Georgian@ILAC students who:
- foster community and a sense of belonging on campus
- build trusting and supportive relationships
- facilitate peer-to-peer discussion and connection
- role model student behavior and integrity
- provide referrals and resources for students
- promote leadership and professional development opportunities
We are determined to make your transition to Georgian@ILAC both seamless and fun. Open your semester with introductions to the resources and services available from Georgian and ILAC. Get acquainted with Toronto and meet your classmates and instructors.
Peer Mentor Application
Peer Mentors are upper year students committed to enhancing the personal, academic, social, and professional growth of our new students by establishing positive mentorship relationships in our campus community. Thank you for choosing to be a leader and become a Peer Mentor!
This application will open January 23rd and close February 10th, 2023. Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Please ensure you submit all aspects of the application:
- Complete this application form
- Submit your resume, unofficial transcript, and video recording the email@example.com before the deadline stated above.
Applications are now closed.
Looking for a Peer Mentor?
Apply as a mentee!
As a mentee (first-year or new student), you will be matched with one of our awesome mentors who will support you through your transition to college, inform you of all the great services and supports Georgian@ILAC has to offer, and provide opportunities for you to connect with other peers!
Everyone needs peers throughout their academic journey at Georgian@ILAC. The first step is to recognize that you can really benefit from participating in this program!
Step 1: Recognize
By participating in this program, you have the opportunity to meet other peers, receive referrals from our student leaders to ensure you are accessing all of Georgian’s great resources, and feel better connected to the Georgian community.
Step 2: Apply
Complete the Mentee Application form!
Step 3: Match!
Your Mentor will be available to assist you with navigating the campus and the many services Georgian College has to offer. Your Mentor will be your guidepost for transitioning into college life, support peer to peer connections, and help you to join campus events and activities.
We cannot wait to meet you!
We continually seek tutors throughout the year in most programs. Tutoring hires students with 80% average and strong interpersonal skills. Paid tutoring positions are available in most programs available on campus. Tutors work flexible hours, according to their availability and the student’s timetable. Tutoring is a great experience and looks good on a resume!
What is Tutoring and Why?
Tutoring program helps students flourish academically. Regular tutoring has been shown to increase the likelihood of continuing into the next semester. Students who meet with a drop-in Tutor regularly have been shown to have a higher GPA than their peers.
- Tutors coach you through course concepts
- Learn new study skills and resources
- Feel confident reaching your academic goals
Who is a Tutor?
Tutors are current and trained Georgian students who:
- received 80% in the course they are tutoring
- are recommended by their professors
- remain in good academic standing
For more information, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Title: Tutor
Department: Academic Success
Campus: GC@ILAC Toronto Campus
Hours: Up to 10 hours/week
Tutors help other Georgian students flourish by sharing tips and strategies that are supportive to the learning process. Tutors work online or in person in small groups, or in a one-on-one session with a student. The goal of tutoring is to help prepare students to become successful independent learners.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Use non-directive coaching to help students understand course concepts
- Provide advice on effective study skills and strategies to enhance learning new information
- Set SMART (Specific, Measurable Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound) goals for each tutoring session with a student driven agenda
- Actively listen and paraphrase in the tutoring process
- Create and maintain a safe and nonjudgmental tutoring environment
- Provide excellent customer service to students
- Refer students to appropriate campus services for additional support
- Respond to email requests and complete administrative tasks in a timely manner
- Provide tutoring support in an online/in person setting
- Set and maintain professional boundaries and working relationships
- Maintain confidentiality
- Participate in additional training workshops as required
- Must be a current Georgian at ILAC (Toronto) college student
- Must have completed 50% of the program course work
- Preference given to students with 80% average or higher average
- Must be living in Ontario for duration of employment
- Must maintain good academic standing
- Strong customer service, interpersonal skills, and critical thinking skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work independently
- Proven time management habits
- Must have strong computer literacy skills
- Experience using screen sharing technology
- Laptop with strong internet connection, microphone, and camera when working online
- CRLA training certificate and past tutoring experience is an asset
Looking for a Tutoring Session ?
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ: Georgian@ILAC Tutoring
Online tutoring is provided using Zoom or Microsoft Teams. You and the tutor determine which platform will work best for both of you.
Be prepared to share your work electronically. Although we will not help with your assignment, we may refer to it for clarification on concepts you need assistance with. Have a specific goal in mind for your session.
No. Tutors are not allowed to assist you with your assignment or assessment (test, exam, etc.). Tutors are required to report academic misconduct to their Academic Success team lead. Review Georgian’s regulation on academic integrity for further information.
Tutors will coach you using tips and strategies to improve and build your learning and study skills. Each tutoring session will have specific and realistic goals that you help create. Tutors must always adhere to Georgian’s academic integrity.
If you are interested in becoming a tutor, check out the tutor job description for more information
No, tutoring is free to Georgian at ILAC students.
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