DCTC students who have already completed a class and received a grade of a “B” or better are eligible to apply to be a peer tutor. Peer tutors must have good knowledge of the subject, strong interpersonal skills, and organizational abilities to help guide the tutoring sessions.
||Architectural Technology Studio I
||Architectural Technology Studio II
||Architectural Technology Studio III
||Operating Systems I
||Intro to Programming
||Web Programming I
||Web Programming II
||Cross-platform Web Application Development
||Basic Computer Apps
Students: Request a Peer Tutor
Students needing a peer tutor can contact Megan.Petersen@dctc.edu.
Students: Become a Peer Tutor
Peer tutoring is one of the most rewarding jobs on campus: you have the power to made a difference in someone else's educational success.
“This opportunity is a win-win for me. It is providing a great way for me to review and to find out what I need to brush up on in preparation for the upcoming CPC Exam.”
- Naydeen, Tutor, Medical Coding
Peer tutoring also looks great on a resume. It can demonstrate the following skills to future employers:
- Thorough understanding of subject matter
- Excellent organizational and communication skills; dependability and reliability
- Ability to lead and collaborate with people from various backgrounds
- Ability to problem-solve and find creative solutions
- Commitment to helping others and serving as a role model for peers
To become a peer tutor, complete the Peer Tutor Application and return to Megan Petersen in the Center for Student Success, room 2-101, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty/Staff: Recommend or Request a Peer Tutor
Peer tutors are an asset not only to students, but also to instructors. Tutors lighten instructors’ load and enrich students’ understanding of concepts, all while deepening their own understanding of their subject area. Faculty and staff can recommend students who would make good tutors or identify students in need of tutoring. Email your request to email@example.com.
“In spring 2021, the DCTC Business Program had the opportunity to embed peer tutoring for the first time, and the experience of having a peer tutor surpassed our expectations. Our peer tutor was able to communicate with our students effectively at their same level, and she actively listened to our students challenges understanding the course work, managing priorities, and advocating for their success. Our program was able to keep more students engaged in their learning process and to have more students successfully completing their courses. We are looking forward to permanently have a program peer tutor again.”
- Harold Torrence, Instructor, Business Management
“Architecture and Interior Design have been using peer tutors for many years. COVID has presented more opportunities for students to use tutors and be tutors because now students can zoom virtually off campus. This creates time opportunities that were not available when students had to meet on campus during work hours. I have found that the combination of peer tutors and the virtual meeting space has created more opportunity for students to get help early and often.”
- Anne Painter, Instructor, Architecture and Interior Design
“When medical coding students work with our peer tutor, they are relieved to find an empathic support person who can assist them in coding moderately to highly complex medical coding cases. Students report gaining confidence and they appreciate having another student to encourage their efforts. As an instructor, I find a peer tutor invaluable.”
- Adrienne Zarn, Instructor, Medical Coding