Five Great Reasons to Be a Peer Tutor

Are you successful in one or more of your classes at Moraine Park? Are you able to communicate effectively with students from diverse backgrounds? Are you willing to help fellow students achieve their educational goals? If so, please consider becoming a peer tutor and helping other students succeed.  Here are some great reasons to consider becoming a peer tutor.

1. Tutoring offers Flexible Scheduling: 

The average tutors spends about 2-3 hours a week tutoring.  You work around your schedule.  It may involve setting a weekly time or it can be on an as needed basis.  The tutoring sessions take place either on campus or virtually. 

2. Tutoring gives you great job experience: 

Tutoring in your program area will give you experience related to the job that you eventually want to do.  It is an opportunity to build your resume and shows that you are willing to mentor others. 

3. Tutoring can supplement your income: 

Moraine Park peer tutors are paid $13 hour.

4. Tutoring is a rewarding experience: 

Tutoring can give you the satisfaction of making a difference in someone else’s life.  For a few hours each week you can help another student earn a passing grade and advance in their program area.  Tutoring will build your self-confidence, listening skills, interpersonal and oral communication skills, empathy and patience.

5. Maintain subject knowledge: 

Helping others can keep the information fresh in your head and even deepen your understanding of a subject area.  In order to teach the subject to someone else, you need to break it down into smaller, easier to understand chunks which give you a greater master of material.

If you are finishing strong in one or more of your courses, please consider becoming a valued peer tutor.  Students interested in learning more about tutoring at Moraine Park can contact Mary at or 920-924-6488. Additional information can be found here

Written by Mary Daley