Student - Peer Tutor

Global Education Movement at Southern New Hampshire University

Global Education Movement at Southern New Hampshire University

New Hampshire, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2024

Southern New Hampshire University is a team of innovators. World changers. Individuals who believe in progress with purpose. Since 1932, our people-centered strategy has defined us — and helped us grow a team that now serves over 180,000 learners worldwide.

Our mission to transform lives is made possible by talented people who bring diverse industry experience, backgrounds and skills to the university. And today, we're ready to expand our reach. All we need is you.

The opportunity

Job Summary:

Southern New Hampshire University is currently seeking Manchester campus-based student workers in the Wolak Learning Center as Peer Educators for on-campus academic support. Campus-based Peer Educators will provide in-person academic assistance (with occasional virtual sessions) to students on an individual or small-group basis in specific content areas. Support areas include math, science, technology, engineering, game design/game arts, writing, liberal arts, business, and study skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist students academically to help them improve their knowledge in specific content areas and/or enhance their study skills through multiple modalities of tutoring

  • Motivate students and help them develop confidence through positive feedback on areas of improvement

  • Fulfill student support roles as assigned, which may include drop-in tutoring, one-to-one tutoring, class-embedded or class-linked tutoring.

  • Assist with front office and Wolak Learning Center initiatives

  • Attend mandatory All-Peer Educator training sessions

  • Participate in discipline specific trainings

  • Arrive on-time and prepared for all scheduled sessions

  • Check office communications daily for assignments, announcements, and correspondence

  • Submit payroll hours and tracking forms promptly after each session

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current enrollment as a part/full-time SNHU student

  • Cumulative SNHU GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Successful completion of discipline specific courses - additional requirements may vary by discipline

  • Three references from SNHU instructors or advisors

  • Strong knowledge of subject matter

  • Excellent level of responsibility, reliability, and punctuality

  • Good interpersonal communication skills and ease in relating to students from diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • If applying for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math subject areas, applicants should possess course grades of A-/A in relevant course(s).

  • If applying for the Business subject area, a strong understanding of accounting, finance, and/or economics courses is preferred. Marketing, hospitality, and QSO subject knowledge is also encouraged.

  • If applying for Liberal Arts and/or Writing subject areas, please include a strong cover letter that highlights your strengths with grammar and sentence structure.

  • All applicants must provide a recommendation from at least one faculty member relevant to the subject area they are applying to.

  • Peer Educators will be expected to utilize their own computer where appropriate for virtual tutoring sessions.

  • If interested in the Wolak Learning Fellows Program, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at

Learning Outcomes:

  • Student workers will develop skills to assist tutees in specific content areas using multiple in-person modalities and develop specific differentiated tutoring strategies to meet various needs of learners based on learner preferences, strengths/weaknesses, background, or prior knowledge.

  • Student workers will learn effective tutoring strategies and skills.

  • Student workers will be able to explain, demonstrate, and incorporate study habits, motivation, and academic success strategies consistent with those emphasized during tutor training.

  • Student workers will incorporate effective communication skills into tutoring sessions and improve their own professional development skills for post-SNHU employment opportunities.

Work Hours:

Hours vary. Office Hours: Mondays-Thursdays: 9:00am-7:00pm, Fridays: 9:00am-4:30pm, Saturdays-Sundays: closed. Typically, peer educators work 5-10 hours per week.

Required Documents: Please provide your class schedule along with a resume or a purpose statement detailing qualifications and interest in the role.

We believe real innovation comes from inclusion - where different experiences, perspectives and talents are celebrated. So if you're wondering whether SNHU is right for you, take the leap and apply. You might be just the person we're looking for.