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Document Number: ACAD--169d Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 07/11/2013
Primary Author: VP for Academic Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 12/20/2011



Faculty or peer tutoring is available for many of the courses taught at Cumberland University. Students needing assistance in any class should make an appointment with the appropriate faculty member and request assistance through or in conjunction with the Academic Enrichment Center (AEC). If the faculty member and student deem peer tutoring is advisable, the student needing assistance should report to the Vice President for Academic Affairs to complete a Tutor Request Form. The Office of Academic Affairs will review the request and, if deemed appropriate and a student tutor is available, will assign the requesting student to a peer tutor. There is no charge to the requesting student for this service. Peer tutoring availability is based on having qualified peer tutors in the requested subject area(s). Students wishing to be peer tutors should contact the Office of Academic Affairs or the Office of the Academic Enrichment Center (AEC) for specific information.



Qualifications for Student Tutors

1. Interest in tutoring, reading or note-taking.

2. Successfully completed the course before tutoring

3. Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA.

4. Minimum of 3.0 GPA in major/subject area to be tutored.

5. Completion of at least 2 semesters of full-time college study.

6. One letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the subject area to be tutored. If a person wishes to tutor in more than 1 subject area, a letter of recommendation is required for each subject. A letter of recommendation from a member of the education faculty can satisfy the letter requirement for a reader/note-taker.

7. Previous tutorial experience or experience with individuals with disabilities is helpful.

8. For hire, tutors must complete a tutor application and submit all required paperwork to the Human Resources Office.


Tutor Expectations

1. Responsible for submitting information on each session and progress of assigned students each week to the Academic Enrichment Center (LH 131).

2. Being prepared for each session.

3. Getting in contact with student(s) if you are not able to attend a session for a legitimate reason.

4. Getting in contact with the Academic Enrichment Center and the student when the student fails to show up for a session without notice.

5. Working in cooperation with the Academic Enrichment Center and the Director of Disability Services when assigned to work with a student with documented disabilities.


Special Note

Tutoring hours are not to exceed 20 hours total per week without permission from the AEC.

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The following may be consulted for additional information.
VP for Academic Affairs

Coordinator of Academic Enrichment

Director of Student Success

Executive VP

VP for Academic Affairs

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