Peer to Peer Tutoring
The Peer to Peer Tutoring Program is intended to provide an additional level of academic support to students wishing to receive help with their courses outside of the classroom environment. It represents a supplement to academic support services provided by the Module/Course Director, Faculty, and the Office of Medical Education. The program serves the dual purpose of providing an opportunity for tutors (who are also medical students) to reinforce their knowledge and critical thinking skills while simultaneously helping their colleagues achieve the same goal.
Tutoring to Facilitate Learning
In order to provide the best possible experience for both tutors and tutees, prospective tutors are required to undergo a training session with experts in the Office of Student Affairs that will help develop their teaching skills and encourage “active learning” during the tutoring session. The tutor will serve as a facilitator of the learning process, filling content gaps as needed and developing the tutee’s reasoning and problem solving skills. Tutoring sessions will last a maximum of 2 hours. Tutoring Services are provided at no charge to enrolled medical students. For any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For prospective tutors and students seeking a tutor, please see below to access detailed instructions.
For Prospective Tutors
- You can tutor as many hours as you want
- Each tutee can receive up to two hours of tutoring total per week
- If they want more tutoring, they need pre-approval from the Office of Student Affairs (OSA)
- You can tutor as many students as you want each week
- You are paid $20/hour
- You are an M2, M3, M4 or M1 Former-SMP
- You earned at least 80% in each class you want to tutor (proven by submitting your most recent score report or SMP transcript)
- You received an email of approval from the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) after submitting your application and score report/SMP transcript
How to Log a Tutoring Session:
- Set up the session with your tutee via email or text (they will reach out to you if they’re interested in tutoring)
- Have the tutee fill out the tutor session log form (open in an incognito window)
Tutors are required to log their hours through GMS within 1 week of each tutoring session in order to be eligible for payment.
For Prospective Tutees:
How to Request a Tutor
- Download and open the Excel file of all the tutors.
- Find the subject you want to be tutored in along the top row.
- Use the small down arrow next to the subject name to sort the column to include only the values “1”. Only people with a “1” in a given subject can tutor that subject.
- Reach out to a tutor via email or text to see their availability and schedule your first session.
- Log your tutoring session using the tutor session log form (open in an incognito window)
Important Reminders for Participants
- Tutees are permitted no more than 2 total hours of 1:1 individual tutoring per week, as defined by Sundays through Saturdays weekly.
- The tutor session log must be filled out immediately following your tutoring session. Tutors are paid according to this step being completed on time, with supervision from the Office of Student Affairs.
The Peer to Peer Tutoring Program endeavors to assist students in improving academic performance. Students seeking assistance may experience different levels of success based on factors including, but not limited to, current academic progress, relative effectiveness of study skills, and timeliness in seeking academic support services. Students are expected to proactively seek assistance from the Module/Course Director, Faculty, Senior Associate Dean for Students and/or Pre-Clinical Advisors as soon as any academic or non-academic concerns arise.
The Peer to Peer Tutoring Service is available only to enrolled medical students. Students participating in graduate programs in the school of medicine may seek academic support services from their respective graduate program coordinator. All students seeking tutoring services will have enrollment status verified, and violations of stated policies will be reported to the appropriate program coordinator.