Peer tutor working with student

Peer Tutorial Program

The mission of the Peer Tutorial Program is to provide students with quality tutorial support in the content of specific courses. Peer tutors are trained facilitators and successful students themselves who work to engage students in the learning process. Through individual or group sessions, tutors help students gain a better understanding of course content and materials. As a result of engaging with the SAAS Tutorial Program, students are expected to:

  • Identify their academic strengths and weaknesses
  • Develop effective study skills and strategies that best suit their particular learning styles
  • Gain a better understanding of course content and materials

In mandatory training sessions held throughout the academic year, tutors become more knowledgeable about how to appropriately and effectively assist students. They also discuss challenges associated with tutoring, how to overcome those challenges, and learn how to apply information discussed in training to their sessions with students. The Tutorial Program employs approximately 25 peer tutors each semester.

How to request a peer tutor for a course using STAR Balance


If you have any questions about SAAS’ Peer Tutorial Program, including if you would like to participate or work within the program, please contact Kelsey O’Brien at

Tutor Program