Adult Basic Education - Math Peer Tutor


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The ABE Math Peer Tutor provided learning support to a group of students who are taking Math 067, Physics 067 and a variety of other Adult Basic Education courses

Position Overview

After initial training, the ABE Math Peer Tutor will provide guidance and support to a group of interested senior ABE students. These students recognize group study as an effective way to enhance their coursework and appreciate the guidance of a remunerated leader.

This student group has a collective goal of gaining entrance into diploma programs, such as pre-Engineering or another advanced math study program. The Peer Tutor will work under the guidance of the Math 067 instructor and will attend one Math 067 class per week. They will organize the student study group at a time mutually convenient to the interested students and the Peer Tutor.

Peer tutors do not do one-on-one tutoring. Rather, they set up learning experiences for the student group, and they lead the group's peer-based work. The most effective peer tutors demonstrate a combination of student leadership, interest in developing instructional skills, and subject knowledge.

Tutors will be required to attend training sessions as required throughout the semester, assist with planning and brainstorming, offer support to learning sessions and study sessions for groups of tutored students, maintain stats of students attending study sessions, and meet with the instructor as needed.

The Peer Tutor's work creates communities of practice, deeper learning, and an enhanced student experience. They develop strong social connections for the students who are in the peer group and the tutor who leads them.

Position Requirements

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good time management
  • Good organizational skills

Students should be self-starters who can take the lead on projects with minimal supervision.

Graduate Attributes Associated

Students in this position will gain skills in active learning, capacity to engage in respectful relationships, collaboration, and information literacies.

Sign-up Directions

For more information, please contact Lisa Lewis, Acting Chair, Adult Basic Education, Nanaimo campus at