Why be a peer tutor?
Besides providing a valuable service to your fellow students, tutoring others sharpens your understanding of subject areas, equips you with interpersonal and communication skills, gives you the opportunity to lead and develop resources and activities, and offers you substantive work experience. On top of all this, OAS is a fun environment!
Who can apply?
All GUQ students are eligible to apply! Competitive applicants are those who can tutor multiple subjects. OAS offers academic support for Writing, Economics, Arabic, French, Map of the Modern World, and study skills.
How do I apply?
Candidates apply through the Student Employment Program. See the Current Position Openings list for up-to-date job announcements, where application instructions are at the end of each posting. Our typical hiring periods are at the beginning of fall semester and again before winter break.
What kind of job training is there?
After a start-of-semester orientation, peer tutors participate in an online tutor training forum
along with the rest of their OAS colleagues. The training forum consists of readings and reflection streams where advanced tutors help mentor new hires through their professional development. Tutors can also chat, share resources with each other, and keep track of their OAS projects.
This online space is supplemented by periodic "Tutor Tea" meetings during which we discuss developments in the office. Tutors also make the most of professional development opportunities such as holding workshops, running language coffee hours, and representing OAS in local conferences.