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Peer Tutor Recruitment

Applications for Peer Tutors for Fall/Winter 2024-2025 is now open. The deadline for application is April 30. You can apply here. You will be asked to login with your Passport York credentials in the form of (not

If you have successfully completed any first or second year Science or Engineering courses with a minimum grade of A, and are interested in tutoring, we look forward to receiving an application from you.

Peer Tutoring is a Bethune College service that aims to help students in Science and/or Engineering gain an enhanced understanding of the concepts and material presented in class. Peer Tutors are volunteer, undergraduate students who have performed admirably in the courses that they tutor and aim to assist students to the best of their ability.

If you would like more information or to access this information in a different format please email the Peer Tutor Coordinator at

Bethune College welcomes applications from all students, including, but not limited to, women, persons with disabilities, members of racialized groups, Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. Bethune College is committed to a positive and inclusive environment.

We are currently recruiting Peer Tutors for any high-need courses in the Faculty of Science and Lassonde School of Engineering, with a focus on the following courses:

  • BIOL 1000/1001, 2020, 2021, 2040, 2060
  • CHEM 1000/1001, 2020, 2021
  • EECS 1019, 1028
  • MATH 1013/1014, 1021/1025, 1300/1310, 1506/1507 (formerly 1505), 1510, 1520
  • PHYS 1011/1012 (formerly 1010), 1411/1412 (formerly 1410), 1421/1422 (formerly 1420), 1800/1801

Application Process

APPLY HERE by April 30 2024 at 11:59PM. You will be asked to login with your Passport York credentials in the form of (not

After the application deadline, you may be contacted for an in-person interview.

You will be asked to attach the files listed below to your application:

  • A resume/CV in PDF format.
  • An unofficial copy of your student transcript as a PDF (screenshots of transcript reports are acceptable)
  • A short informal video where you answer several questions
  • Since we anonymize all applications before reviewing them, we ask that you remove your name and student number from the top of your transcript
  • You may apply for a course in which you are currently enrolled but before hiring you will be asked to show proof that you have completed the course with an A/A+

Peer Tutor Duties

  • Provide a minimum of two regularly scheduled tutoring hours per week
  • Attend monthly program meetings with your assigned Meeting Leader
  • Be professional, inclusive and welcoming in your communication
  • Communicate promptly and efficiently with your Meeting Leader, the Peer Tutor Coordinator, and/or the Academic Coordinator
  • Complete all necessary scheduling polls and program-associated tasks assigned by the Peer Tutor Coordinator and/or the Academic Coordinator
  • Check your YorkU email frequently to ensure you are staying updated on program information
  • Be an active member of SOS and contribute to our overall mission of enhancing student engagement and academic success

Mandatory Orientation and Training

  • Attend Peer Tutor Training (offered late-September and late-January)
  • Attend York Orientation Day (early-September)
  • Attend Basic Peer Leadership (BPL) Training (offered late-September and late-January)
  • Complete all mandated health and safety, and workplace training.

Please note - Failure to attend any mandatory training would make you ineligible for the position. You will be given an opportunity to explain why you cannot during the application process but accommodations are not guaranteed.