Effective peer tutors display outstanding interpersonal skills, good listening skills, and concern for their fellow students. Peer tutors perform well academically and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, with at least a B in the subject they want to tutor. A prospective tutor must provide the name of a faculty member who can attest to these qualities as a reference.

If you are a good student with strong interpersonal skills and would like to become a peer tutor, please complete the Application to Become a Peer Tutor. You will be contacted by the Tutor Coordinator, Teresa Hoercher (Auburn campus). If you have questions, you can e-mail Teresa at


All peer tutors must successfully complete a tutor training program.

  • CAS 101: Foundations of Tutoring: Principles and Practices
    (1 credit)
    An introduction to the principles and practices of peer tutoring, including the theoretical background of learning theories and related methodologies of one-on-one tutorials and small group cooperative learning. Focus will include philosophy, procedures, and hands-on practice to prepare students to become competent in the peer tutorial process.