Worried? Struggling or stressed? The Tutoring Center offers free tutoring for current Kirtland students.
Tutoring can help you acquire the skills and strategies necessary to become a strong, confident, and independent learner. Our peer tutors are successful Kirtland students. Kirtland also provides professional tutors for certain courses. Tutoring students meet for one-on-one tutoring or small group sessions, and tutoring is by appointment.
It is our goal to find every student a tutor. Please note that this is not always possible.
Both students who want tutoring assistance and prospective tutors are required to fill out separate applications.
Request a Tutor
Tutoring is intended to supplement and support the in-class instruction students receive from their course instructors. If you feel that your grade is at-risk, reach out to your course instructor for support. If you need additional help:
- Fill out the online application by clicking on the Request a Tutor button below OR if you’re logged into your Canvas course, you can click on the “Request Tutoring” link on the left side of your course.
- Tutoring Center staff will review your request and contact you via your Kirtland email.
The Tutoring Center will attempt to secure a tutor for your course, however, tutor assistance is not guaranteed.
Below are some examples of things tutors do and don’t help with in the context of a tutoring session. Topics in the ‘Tutors Don’t’ column are better addressed by your course instructor or other college resources.
- Review material you have learned in class.
- Provide feedback, to help identify areas for improvement.
- Help you solve similar type problems and practice strategies that you can apply to your own work.
- Direct how to complete an assignment or project.
- Provide input on anything to be submitted for grades
- Assist with content that is not related to a course a student is taking.
Apply to be a Student Tutor
Our tutors are successful Kirtland students who have already taken the class(es) they are tutoring. Any student who meets the following criteria may apply to become a tutor:
- Has an overall GPA of 3.0 or above
- Has received an A/B+ in the class(es) they’re interested in tutoring
- Currently enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours in an eligible program of study at Kirtland
- Can communicate well and relate sensitively to other students
- Can guide and facilitate discussion without giving students the answer, doing the problem for them, or performing the task for them.
If you meet the above criteria and would like to apply to become a tutor, follow these steps:
- Review the Kirtland Student Employment Process document.
- Complete the Kirtland Student Employment (Work-Study) Application Form.
- Click the button below to complete the Student Tutor Application, with questions specific to tutoring. Both the Kirtland Student Employment Application AND the Student Tutor Application must be submitted for consideration to become a tutor.
- The Tutoring Center will review your application and contact you via your Kirtland email.
Note: you must be logged into your Kirtland email to access the Become a Tutor form.