Tutoring from a UTSSA Peer Tutor
Are you struggling with a subject and think you could benefit from some private tutoring? We may have someone who can help you. The UTS students Association provides a Peer Tutoring Program for UTS students. Peer Tutors are UTS students who have passed a subject at UTS, with a credit, distinction or high distinction result and are willing to help other students. Most tutors charge $25 per hour, paid directly to the tutor by the student at the end of each lesson. Please ensure the hourly rate is agreed upon BEFORE tutoring occurs.
To request a UTSSA Peer Tutor you need to:
1. Be a current UTS student
2. Complete the “Request a Peer Tutor Form” (downloadable below).
TIP: Ensure that you have included your UTS email address as we can only send Peer tutor’s contact details to a UTS email address. We cannot send details to other email accounts
TIP: Ensure that both the UTS course name(s) and number(s) are accurate and legible as these are the items we use to search our database when students are looking for tutors.
3. Return your completed for the Students Association either;
Via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or,
In Person: Students Association Office, Level 3, UTS Tower Building 1, UTS Broadway Campus, Monday to Friday 9am – 4:30pm.
Become A UTSSA Peer Tutor
Are you patient and think you can share your knowledge with students who need some extra help?
The aim of the UTSSA Peer Tutoring Program is to offer students who are having difficulty with a subject support, through tutoring from a fellow student who has performed well in a subject.
The UTS Students' Association provides a Peer Tutoring Program for UTS students. Peer Tutors are UTS students who have passed a subject at UTS with a grade of credit or higher and are willing to help other students.
To become a UTSSA Peer Tutor you need to:
1. Be a current UTS student, and
2. Complete a subject at UTS with a grade of credit, distinction or high distinction
3. Register to be a Peer Tutor in that subject
How do I register?
1. Complete the “Become a Peer Tutor Form” (downloadable below).
TIP: Ensure that you have included your UTS email address and that both the UTS course name(s) and number(s) are accurate and legible as these are the items we use to search our database when students are looking for tutors.
TIP: Preferred Contact Details: Include the contact details to be given to students. You can include a phone number and/or an email address – if it is an email address other than your UTS email address ensure you write it in full in the space provided
2. Bring your completed form into the Students Association office. Forms must be returned in person to:
UTS Students Association office, located on Level 3, UTS Tower Building 1, UTS Broadway Campus (next to the Food Court). We are open Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm.
3. Confirm your results in the subjects.
How? When you come into the Students Association office use one of our computers to log into “My Student Admin.” and ask staff there to confirm the results on your form.
Becoming a Peer Tutor:
What Happens Once I Become a Peer Tutor?
Once registered, the UTSSA will email your name and preferred contact details to UTS students who request help with your subject(s). We only give out the following details: name, preferred contact detail(s), subject result (when requested) and gender (when requested).
The student can then contact you directly to discuss availability and a mutually agreeable time and place to meet. We recommend meeting in a other public place such as the UTS Library.
We cannot guarantee how much (if any) work you will get as this will depend on the demand for your subject(s), but it costs nothing to register for this service which is run to assist students in their studies whilst providing some opportunity for paid student work.
Does the student pay me for my time tutoring?
Yes. The recommended rate to charge students is $25 per hour, paid directly to the tutor by the student at the end of each lesson. Please ensure the hourly rate is agreed upon BEFORE tutoring occurs.
Requesting a Peer Tutor:
What Happens Once I Request a Peer Tutor?
Once we have received your form, we shall email you a list of students who tutor in your chosen subject(s) and their contact details (please note: we can only send tutor details to a UTS email address). You can then contact the tutor(s) directly to discuss availability and payment. If you wish, you can also discuss the specific areas you want help with and what format you would like the tutoring session(s) to take.
The Students’ Association recommends meeting in a public place such as the UTS Library.
Are Tutors available for every UTS Subject?
No. Some UTS subjects have several Peer Tutors registered but for other UTS subjects we do not have any Peer Tutors.
However, if we do not have a tutor for your subject you can always apply again later in the semester – tutors continue to sign up throughout the semester. And remember, if you pass a subject with a grade of credit or higher you can be a tutor in that subject too!
Do I Pay the student?
Yes. Peer tutors usually charge $25 an hour for individual tutoring.
Depending on experience some tutors have slightly higher fees. Please ensure the hourly rate is agreed upon BEFORE tutoring occurs.
Further enquiries about requesting or becoming a UTSSA Peer Tutor?