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Tutoring Services

Needing a tutor?

Whether you are having difficulty in a given subject, require assistance preparing for exams, or need a paper proof-read, our qualified tutors are here to help. NBCC’s Tutoring Service connects you with the academic help you need, when you need it. Our mission is to serve as a resource for NBCC students hoping to reinforce classroom learning and strengthen their academic performance.

NBCC’s Tutoring Service matches your request for academic assistance with a qualified student (peer) selected from our bank of tutors. When a peer is not available, we will connect you to a professional tutor who you can choose to hire. Each year, Student Development works to develop an Inventory of Tutors. This inventory connects students in need of extra assistance with a tutor in the appropriate area of study. Students seeking this extra assistance pay an hourly rate for the service. Funding assistance may be available. Check with your local campus Learning Strategist to determine if you are eligible.

Tutor availability is limited. For the best chance of finding a suitable tutor, contact us early in the term. Most tutors are not available during final exam periods. Please plan accordingly.

Please note, in addition (or instead of) tutoring, you can benefit from attending our College 101 series at each campus. These workshops provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge every student needs to have to be successful. Topics such as Time Management, Test Taking Strategies, etc are offered over the lunch hour at the start of each term. See your Student Success Team for more information and to sign up.

Ready to be a Paid Tutor?

Being a tutor can be a very rewarding experience. These are paid part-time positions and have proven to be the best part-time jobs for many students in lieu of off campus work. In addition to the benefit from being paid, tutors develop instructional and interpersonal skills that are highly transferable. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please contact your campus Learning Strategist for further information on how to apply.

Note: In programs of a duration of more than one year, applicants are required to have completed all courses they wish to tutor with a minimum mark of 85%. Overall grade point average is also considered. A reference will be required, ideally from a NBCC instructor who can speak to both your academic abilities and tutoring aptitude.

In one year programs, applicants are required to have an overall high school average of 85% in their grade 12 courses. Students who have completed previous post-secondary studies and achieved Honours are welcome to apply as well. Overall grade point average is also considered. A reference will be required, ideally from a NBCC instructor who can speak to both your academic abilities and tutoring aptitude.