Smart City Learning Peer & Adult Tutors
The Milky Way, Yosemite National Park, by Akseli Mende, Ida B. Wells High School Class of 2021
A key aspect of the Smart City Learning Cafe model is the role of Peer Tutors.
Peer Tutors are high school students who know a particular class very well and come to the Learning Cafe to help as well as get help. A Peer Tutor might be a student who is in the particular class presently and is doing very well. Or they could have taken the class in a previous year. All that matters is that they know the material well and desire to help others. Experienced Peer Tutors are often qualified to tutor in multiple classes. Beginning Peer Tutors usually start with one class.
Peer Tutors do not need any teaching experience. They do need to take the Tutor Training and earn certification before acting as a Peer Tutor during the Learning Cafe. Peer Tutors are expected to act as a Peer Tutor at least two hours per month. Many Peer Tutors in the past have both come to get their own work done and act as a peer tutor.
Tutoring Training will be offered occasionally throughout the school year.
To sign up for to be a Peer Tutor, complete this Peer Tutor Application Google Form. Login to the Google account with the email address that you want us to use for you. We will be in touch soon.
Adults are welcome to become tutors as well. We have had college students, young adults, retired folks, and everything in-between. To provide clarity we call these people "Adult Tutors" rather than "Peer Tutors." Adult Tutors do not need teaching experience, but they do need to have an interview with Joe Minato and attend a Tutor Training session.
To sign up for to be an Adult Tutor, complete this Adult Tutor Application Google Form. Login to the Google account with the email address that you want us to use for you. We will be in touch soon.