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Tutoring Services

Need an Academic Tutor?

Does this describe you?

  • Struggling in a subject
  • Need more course review
  • Require assistance preparing for exams
  • Want to learn a different approach to studying
  • Have been referred by your instructor through the Program to Assist Student Success (PASS) referral process

If yes, then you should take advantage of NBCC’s Tutoring Services.

NBCC’s Tutoring Services - Options

Learning Circles (small group tutoring)

Topic-specific sessions lead by a Peer/Professional Tutor or Learning Strategist. Course specific sessions offered to help students fill in the gaps they may be missing about a subject and/or provide additional academic review. These sessions may include Math, Physics, Writing a Paper, etc.

NBCC will organize Learning Circles to help with overall learning skills such as Study Techniques, Reading to Remember, Organizational Skills, Text Anxiety, etc. Specific Learning Circles are organized when a need is identified and an appropriate facilitator is available.

Learning Circles are FREE and students can attend as often as they wish. NBCC encourages this option first; you might find a “study buddy” while attending! Most Learning Circles will be held on Thursday evenings on campus between 4:30-6:00 pm. Sign up with a Learning Strategist, its one easy step.

Peer Tutoring

One-on-one study and course content review sessions provided by a current student (if available). Your first ten hours are free.

Professional Tutoring

One-on-one study and course content review sessions provided by a professional tutor. Pending availability of professional tutors, this option is limited and may not be available at all campuses. Professional tutors are hired by NBCC with sessions payed for by the student.

What does Peer Tutoring cost & how do I apply?

  • We encourage students to attend Learning Circles first. If additional support is needed, students can apply for Peer/Professional tutoring.
  • Fill out the Application for Peer Tutoring form (pdf)
  • Students can receive up to a maximum of ten (10) hours free Peer Tutoring per year.
  • If you require more than ten hours of Peer Tutoring, you will need to request additional hours with the Learning Strategist. If approved, students pay $5 towards each hour of additional peer tutoring needed. Payment can be made in the Student Success Center.
  • Tutor availability is limited, apply early in the term!

Important to Note

  • Pending availability, students may also be able to hire a Professional Tutor. The full cost of this service is paid by the student. Please inquire with your Learning Strategist; a referral is required.
  • Additional support may be available for students in exceptional cases to cover the cost of one-on-one professional tutoring. Students must be referred through the PASS process and show proof of experiencing financial hardship to be eligible. Additional hours approved will be paid directly to the tutor by NBCC. Approval for this purpose is upon the recommendation of the respective Manager of Student Development; with final approval obtained from the Director of Student Development.

How to become a paid Peer Tutor

Being a tutor can be a rewarding experience; both intrinsically while helping others and financially. In addition to the benefit of being paid, tutors develop leadership, instructional, and interpersonal skills that are highly transferable. Another bonus, peer tutors often reinforce their own studies in that specific subject area.

Peer Tutor Requirements

  • Strong student overall academically
  • High School GPA (3.3) or B+ average or higher (if applying as a year one student)
  • College/University GPA (3.3) or B+ average or higher in related subjects

Peer Tutors are paid $12.50 an hour for one-on-one tutoring and $21.75 per session for each Learning Circle facilitated.

To apply to become a tutor, submit the application form (pdf) to your campus Learning Strategist.