Peer Tutors is a support program for first-year students in the Inter-faculty program of English Language Pedagogy for Primary and Secondary Education and part of its integration process to university life in its different areas. It provides students tools for autonomous and responsible decision-making regarding their academic and personal development process.
Currently, the team is composed by:
A peer tutor is a student who collaborates with the implementation of Program activities and whose role is to guide tutored students about academic processes and student support opportunities from the Program and the University, solve questions about the curriculum, create instances to ease interaction and integration among tutored students and promote integration among the rest of the student body. Moreover, the peer tutor encourages participation in different student life activities offered by the Program, the Faculty of Letters, the Faculty of Education and the University. It also implements previously designed activities that seek to facilitate the adaptation process to the University’s academic demands and their personal development, fostering their autonomy.
Tutoring takes place from March to July every year.
Every year, the first week of January, the Director Office of the Program of English Language Pedagogy for Primary and Secondary Education launches an open call to cover any vacancies there may be in the team of peer tutors. The program has a stable number of students, so the peer tutoring vacancies will depend on the availability of the Tutors that already participate in the program.
Students interested in participating must answer an online application survey, followed by an interview with the Program Director Office in which they are asked about their motivations and personal skills that enable them to become a peer tutor. Successful applicants are then summoned to attend training sessions during the first week of March and are required to be available for all activities related to Freshman welcome activities.