Increasing knowledge and understanding of your subject matter
Gaining leadership and employment experience
Strengthening interpersonal and critical thinking skills
Getting involved on campus and meeting new people
Building relationships with faculty
Being part of a Nationally Certified Tutoring program
Here’s what you need to know:
Tutors provide 1:1 and/or group tutoring sessions for undergraduate students. Tutors are trained to facilitate learning by coaching and guiding students to become successful, independent learners. The purpose of tutoring is to increase and enhance mastery of concepts, not to provide “homework help." Tutors integrate effective study and learning strategies to help students maximize their potential for academic progress. As a member of the Creighton EDGE Academic Success team, Tutors are expected to maintain ongoing communication with the coordinator of the tutoring program. Tutors are also expected to refer students to other appropriate university resources as needed.
Tutors must have earned an A or B+ in the course they wish to tutor, and provide a faculty reference for each subject. Tutors must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.2. The Creighton EDGE Tutoring Program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association, which means our tutors are required to complete a minimum of ten hours of training each academic year. These training are held in a variety of formats – group meetings, 1:1 evaluations, BlueLine discussions, etc. – and are scheduled in advance. We want students to feel good about their tutoring experience, so we are looking for tutors who are academically strong as well as friendly and approachable. Tutors should demonstrate an ability to establish rapport and communicate well with students, and be able to model appropriate academic attitudes and behaviors. Targeted Study and Drop-In tutors (see below) need to be comfortable working with groups. Targeted Study tutors, in particular, need to be thorough note takers.
Tutoring Opportunities: 4 Types
Drop-In Tutoring: (CHM 203/205; MTH 201/245/246) Work 1 or 2 shifts/week, Sun-Thurs from 6-9pm. Work with the same “team” each shift, serving as few as 2-3 students or up to as many as 15-20 students on any given night. (3-6 hours/week)
1:1 Tutoring: Decide how often you can work, then post your availability on BlueTutor, our online appointment scheduling portal. Students needing help log in to schedule an appointment. 1:1 sessions last up to 1 hour. (hours vary by subject, typically 2-4 hours/week)
Targeted Study: (CHM 203/205) Paired with a specific faculty member, tutors attend Gen Chem lectures and take notes (2-3 hours/week), and hold 2 group review sessions per week (2-3 hours/week) for students in that section. (4-6 hours/week)
Supplemental Instruction: (ACC 201; BMS 111/303; NUR 252) Paired with a specific faculty member, SI tutors attend assigned course sections and take notes (2-3 hours/week), create lesson plans (1-2 hours/week), and hold multiple study sessions per week (2-3 hours/week) for students in that section. SI is a true partnership with a faculty member and requires additional training and commitment. (5-8 hours/week)
You can check out the Creighton EDGE/Academic Success website at success.creighton.edu. There is a link to the tutoring application (Want to be a Tutor?) about half way down the page.
If you have questions, please contact Randi Bibins-Clark at 402-280-5532, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.