Peer Tutor Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a PEER TUTOR for Retention, Advising, and Career Preparation at Chaminade University. Please fill out the application thoroughly and ensure that all requested paperwork is emailed upon submission. If you have any questions regarding the position, application, program, etc., please do not hesitate to contact me at (808) 739-8305 or at


Nicolle Bekers
Tutor Coordinator
Retention, Advising, and Career Preparation

To avoid any delays in the hiring and training process, please submit all items on the checklist below

Peer Tutor Checklist:
1) Application
2) Resume
3) Cover Letter
4) Unofficial Transcripts
5) Department Recommendation

Title: PEER TUTOR (Retention, Advising, and Career Preparation)
Part-Time, Academic Year Position; No Benefits

Reports To: Program Director, Tutor Coordinator

Primary Function: The PEER TUTOR is responsible for carrying out the academic instructions given by the professor, completing CRLA tutor training requirements, attending all monthly training meetings, and carrying out tutoring methodology. In addition, he/she is directly responsible for accurately recording and maintaining ALL tutoring files and records pertaining to self and student.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Tutoring (95%)
• Obtain specific tutoring instructions from professor and maintain a clearly defined standard for proficiency
• Select most effective learning method for meeting the individual academic needs of the participant (course textbooks, workbooks, class notes, cassettes, or video); provide alternate forms of reinforcement, such as laboratory sessions and questioning
• Report to the program administrators concerning student’s progress and any unusual concerns about the program participant, which might require special counseling
• Attend required training meetings and workshops
• Complete basic level of CRLA national tutor training certification program (at a minimum)

Administrative Duties:
• Maintain accurate records of time spent and work completed with each participant
• Administer Tutor Report Cards according to guidelines in Tutor Training handbook
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Director or the Program Assistant

Position Requirements:
• Education: Undergraduate student with staff and/or departmental recommendation in subject area (Candidate must receive departmental recommendation prior to hire)
• Proficiency (an “A” or “B” grade) in subject course(s)
• Some advanced course work in area of expertise
• Preferably with a 3.0 GPA or higher

Experience and Skills:
• Candidate must have excellent communication skills
• Must also be a responsible, organized individual with the knowledge of basic study skills
• Familiarity with computers desirable

Physical: This is a primarily sedentary position. It does require the ability to communicate verbally, clearly, and effectively with students, and to hear and understand students. Occasionally, tutors will conduct sessions in locations other than the tutoring center, and must be able to traverse across the campus. Tutors must be able to document their work in writing.

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Last Name
First Name
Middle Initial
Local Address (Street Address, State, Zip Code)
Permanent Address (Street Address, State, Zip Code)
Home Phone (Include Area Code)
Cell Phone (Include Area Code)
E-mail Address
Best way to contact you
Enrolled as a Full Time Student (12 credits or more)
CUH Student
If not, name of current institution
Cumulative GPA
Class Standing
Which subjects do you want to tutor? i.e. BI 152
Please list the days and times you are available within the Tutoring Center's Hours of Operation Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.
Please email the following documents with your completed application: *Updated Resume *Unofficial Transcripts *Faculty Recommendation ( *A Cover Letter answering the following questions: 1. Why are you interested in becoming a tutor for Retention, Advising, and Career Preparation at Chaminade University? 2. Describe your understanding of “What is a tutor”? 3. What teaching, tutoring experiences, or previous jobs responsibilities/duties can you bring to the Tutoring Center? 4. Is there additional information (relevant to the position) that you would like to include about yourself?
If employed as a PEER TUTOR, I understand that I am required to maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better as a condition of my employment as a tutor. I further understand that interviewing faculty may have access to my GPA information when considering a departmental recommendation.
BY PRINTING MY NAME BELOW, I hereby attest that the information provided on this PEER TUTOR application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge; and I further understand that if I provide false or misleading information, such may be grounds for termination from employment as a tutor. Your printed name and date will serve as your signature for this application.
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