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Peer Tutoring Program - Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much does it cost to get a peer tutor?
A. Peer tutoring is Free to Columbus State Community College students.
Q. Who can receive tutoring?
A. Any student who is enrolled in a course for credit at Columbus State Community College may receive tutoring.
Q. What courses are tutored?
A. The Peer Tutoring Program will provide tutoring services for most courses offered at Columbus State Community College.
Q. How soon will I get a tutor?
A. The tutoring service is based on tutor availability. After completing your application, a 4-day waiting period will be needed in order to process your paperwork.
Q. What kind of help will tutors give?
A. Tutors may guide student’s efforts in understanding concepts and forming models to solve problems. However, the tutors will not “do your homework”. They may answer questions and explain terms and concepts. Academic success depends on the student’s effort in developing strong academic behaviors. These academic behaviors includes attending class regularly, reading the textbook, preparing for tutoring session, and completing all homework assignments.
Q. How can I get a peer tutor?
A. Pick up an application at Aquinas Hall, Room 241, (Developmental Education Department) or download the peer tutoring request form by going to the CSCC web site click on Current Students, click on the title Tutoring, click on the Request Form, then print.
Q. Who are the peer tutors?
A. Tutors are students from CSCC who have received an “A” or “B” in their course(s) they desire to tutor. They must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. A faculty member at CSCC must recommend tutors before they are considered for employment. Tutors must complete the hiring process and tutor training before they begin tutoring students.
Q. What if I need to cancel a session?
A. You must contact your tutor, and the peer tutoring coordinator (287-2474) at least 24 hours before  your tutoring session.
Q. When is the last day I can sign up for a peer tutor?
A. The Friday of the 10th week of the semester.
Q. How often will I meet with my peer tutor?
A. You will meet with your tutor for two hours per week.