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Become a Peer Tutor

Peer Tutor Application

Want to make a real difference to student life at KPU?  Become a Peer Tutor with the Learning Centre!  In helping others you will also help yourself to become the best learner you can possibly be. Join our team NOW!

We are looking for tutors for all subject areas, but in particular Writing, ENGL, BUSI, HRMT, ENTR, ACCT, BUQU, INFO and ECON for Fall 2021. Writing tutors can be accepted from any discipline.


While the pay is minimum wage, the working conditions and training are superb! There are three levels of training for which you receive a badge for your eportfolio or online status. You can work online or from our Centres. We can offer you up to 15 hours of work per week and you will be paid for the training you are required to do.  Apply now!

Qualifications for the position:

  • Be registered as a KPU student
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Have completed at least 24 credit hours for regular students and 18 credit hours for post baccalaureate students
  • Provide references from TWO KPU instructors who would support your application

To apply to a tutoring position, you will need to do the following:

  • Fill out this
  • Check your email for information about your interview time.
  • Attend an interview

Job Description

Tutors receive three levels of certified tutor training along with the development of a professional portfolio. Such training, which is badged, provides tutors with workplace training and experience, communication skills, and high level problem solving skills. These attributes are highly valued in workplaces and in graduate school. As well, after training, our tutors are able to work as private tutors and feel confident and highly competent in working with a range of students who wish to excel in their studies.

Our KPU tutors help our students to become more effective learners through interactions designed to gain insights into the student’s level of understanding and to build on this prior knowledge in order to overcome gaps or confusion in the learning process or subject matter. Tutors might make suggestions about how to study or a method of approaching a problem, model appropriate learning strategies, or refer the student to learning resources or other services within or outside the university. Peer Tutors are not expected to teach coursework or to be substitutes for teachers. We value bilingual peer tutors and international tutors, so if you are interested in this position, please apply.