What is Tutoring?
Tutoring is a free service that helps students flourish academically.
- 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
- are paid for tutoring
Why meet with a tutor?
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.
We continually seek tutors throughout the year in most programs. Feel free to submit a job application at any time.
Tutoring hires students with an 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! Previous experience is not necessary!
Position Title: Tutor
Department: Student Services
Campus: GC@ILAC Toronto Campus
Hours: Up to 5 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
- Other duties as assigned
- Must be a current Georgian at ILAC (Toronto) college student
- Must have completed at least 50% of the program course work
- Preference given to students with 80% average or higher
- 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
- Must be available for one half day orientation
FAQ: GC@ILAC TUTORING
Appointments are up to 30 minutes long. You may have up to 4 appointments per week to accommodate other students’ needs. You may book 2 appointments back-to-back (consecutive) at one time.
Be prepared to share your work electronically. Although we won’t 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.
You may book a maximum of 60 minutes of tutoring per day and 120 minutes of tutoring per week via one-on-one appointments. There is no limit for drop-in tutoring each week.
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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