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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

TutorMe

TutorMe is an on-demand tutoring service which enables you to connect with an online tutor in less than 30 seconds, 24/7. TutorMe offers highly qualified tutors from the best universities across the globe ready to help. It doesn’t matter if you want help with a single problem or you need a 3-hour lesson.

Every NBCC student can receive up to 3 hours of tutoring per week (hours reset every Sunday at midnight). TutorMe can be accessed through the homepage of your BrightSpace account.

Students requiring more than 3 hours per week will need to meet with a member of the Academic Coaching & Learner Services team who will determine whether more hours are required and/or additional NBCC supports may be better suited to helping. Extra hours require the approval of a member of this team.

You can learn more information about the Academic Coaching & Learner Services team by going to https://nbcc.ca/student-services/academic-coaching-learner-services. In the Connect with Us section, you can find the contact information for the member of the team assigned to your School and connect with them directly.  If you are not sure who to connect with,  you can email learnerservices@nbcc.ca

Learning Circles (small group tutoring)

Learning Circles are topic-specific sessions lead by a member of the Academic Coaching & Learner Services team or a Professional Tutor. Course specific sessions can be offered to help students fill in the gaps they may be missing about a subject and/or provide additional academic review. These sessions could include Math, Physics, Writing a Paper, etc.

In addition, NBCC will organize Learning Circles to help with overall learning skills such as Study Techniques, Reading to Remember, Organizational Skills, Test 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! Sign up with a member of the Academic Coaching & Learner Services. It’s one easy step.

You can learn more information about the Academic Coaching & Learner Services team by going to https://nbcc.ca/student-services/academic-coaching-learner-services .  In the Connect with Us section, you can find the contact information for the member of the team assigned to your School and connect with them directly.  If you are not sure who to connect with,  you can email learnerservices@nbcc.ca

Peer Tutoring

Please Note: Due to the nature of peer tutoring and the potential risks during the current pandemic, we will be using peer tutoring only in exceptional circumstances and will require strict adherence to the guidelines established by the Chief Medical Health Officer for the province of New Brunswick. Peer tutoring requires the approval of a member of the Academic Coaching & Learner Services team.

NBCC can also offer peer tutoring which is one-on-one study and course content review sessions provided by a current student (if available). Your first ten hours are free. 

What does Peer Tutoring cost & how do I apply?

  • We encourage students to attend Learning Circles first and to access TutorMe via Brightspace. In exceptional circumstances, students can apply for Peer tutoring. 
  • Fill out the Application for Peer Tutoring form (pdf) and send to a member of the Library & Learning Commons team.  The contact information for the team members can be found by going to the following link https://nbcc.libguides.com/?b=s
  • Students may receive up to a maximum of ten (10) hours free Peer Tutoring per year if Academic Coaching & Learner Services approves this service for the specific student and there is a suitable peer tutor available.
  • If you require more than ten hours of Peer Tutoring, you will need to request additional hours with the member of the Academic Coaching & Learner Services team who approved your access to Peer Tutoring.
  • Tutor availability is limited, and we do not guarantee that we can find a suitable peer tutor for your specific course.  We encourage students to use TutorMe - an on-demand tutoring service which enables you to connect with an online tutor in less than 30 seconds, 24/7. TutorMe offers highly qualified tutors from the best universities across the globe ready to help apply early in the term!

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.

To apply to become a tutor, submit the application form (pdf) to the member of Library & Learning Commons team.