Many students have been asking the same question about Stephens’ peer tutor program: “How does it work?”
Peer tutors, also known as teacher’s assistant, or TAs, are seen in many classes. However many students are completely in the dark as to how one becomes a peer tutor, or what responsibilities are required.
Erin Ewy, a senior Fashion Marketing and Management major became a peer tutor after a teacher approached her with the opportunity over the summer.
Ewy is responsible for attending each class, grading assignments, leading class discussions, arranging study sessions, and “generally answering any questions or helping out when needed,” she said. “My favorite part [of being a peer tutor] is being able to meet all of the new Stephens women and re-learning all the amazing fashion information.”
Stephens gives every upperclassmen the opportunity to earn three upper level credits by becoming a peer tutor, however one must be screened through an application process. An electronic application is available for potential peer tutors to complete on the Student Success Center’s website.