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Student Success Center

Peer Tutor

The Peer Tutoring Program of the Student Success Center provides quality, course-specific academic support to University of South Carolina undergraduate students at no cost. Tutoring sessions are tailored to meet undergraduate students' individual questions and needs while fostering independent learning. Peer Tutors are undergraduate students who have excelled in the course they tutor and have been trained to facilitate discussions on course content as well as study skills and strong academic habits. Tutoring is offered through hour long 1-on-1 appointments and drop-in tutoring with no appointments necessary.


To be considered, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate student at the University of South Carolina – Columbia
  • Have completed one semester at the University of South Carolina - Columbia by your start date
  • Achieve a B+ in at least 5 courses listed on the SSC’s Supported Courses List
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale)


Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitate student learning by clarifying specific course content, modeling the use of appropriate study strategies, and assisting students in becoming independent learners 
  • Accurately report on appointments and drop-in visits through the online scheduling software
  • Maintain confidentiality on academic matters students disclose to them 
  • Attend and participate in all required SSC and Peer Tutor training sessions (beginning of each semester) and staff meetings (throughout the semester) 


Breakdown of Hours

  • 8 – 10 hours of 1-on-1 tutoring availability
  • 0 – 4 hours of drop-in tutoring (in 2-hour blocks)
  • 1 hour every other week for staff meetings
  • 1 hour each week for Cohort (new Peer Tutors only)
  • Optional: 3 hours for hosting a Review Session

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