One of the best methods to understand and retain knowledge is by trying to teach it to others. Becoming a peer tutor is an excellent method by which to develop a deeper level of understanding and can help prepare you and keep subject areas fresh on your mind for board examinations.
In order to become a tutor, a student must meet the following criteria:
- Have passed the course they intend to teach with at least a B or above in Anatomy and/or Biochemistry. A grade of A- or above is required for eligibility in each of the remaining courses
- Received signed approval from their program coordinators affirming a passing grade.
- Communicate record of tutoring sessions (use this form) to CASE on a monthly basis (between the 1st and the 3rd of every month, a written record of the previous month’s tutoring sessions should be received by CASE via email CASE@dmu.edu). For example, between March 1st and 3rd, email CASE with the written record of your February tutoring sessions
- Applications to become a peer tutor are due by the last working day of May each year.
If you receive an email request from a student regarding tutoring services, please respond within 36 hours whether you are able to help or not. If unable to commit to helping at this time, please reply using the generic response: “I apologize, but I am unable to serve as your tutor at this time”. If you are available, please schedule a time and place to meet to begin tutoring sessions.
- Please respond to student requests for tutoring in a timely manner – if possible, within 36 hours
- If a student contacts you about scheduling tutoring sessions and you are unable to commit, please reply with: “I apologize, but I am unable to serve as your tutor at this time” so the student will know to ask someone else.
IMPORTANT: We advise you to not commit to tutoring more than two individual students or one student and one tutor group. It is imperative that your own studies do not begin to fail due to overcommitting yourself to tutoring others. Additionally, there may be an instance in which CASE may contact you directly to help with individual students in need; maintaining a smaller case load of tutees would allow you to possibly help out in these instances.