Take your education to the next level and become at student leader!
In the Academic Success Center we provide a variety of leadership opportunities for our students. Get involved, build your resume and help others by becoming a Peer Leader, Peer Tutor, Writing Center Coach, or an SI Leader.
Peer Tutors & SI Leaders
Are you passionate about a certain subject? Do you enjoy helping others? Have you developed strong study skills? If the answer is YES, then becoming a tutor or SI leader might be the right job for you!
The Academic Success Center is always looking to hire qualified tutors who excel in their course work and possess strong communication and interpersonal skills. After completing the application process, tutors will receive training in accordance with nationally recognized standards for both general tutoring strategies and for specific subject areas. If you have questions about becoming a peer tutor, study group or Supplemental Instruction leader see Courtney Bringley in Library 204 or Adrienne Relyea in Library 203.
Requirements: Tutors and SI Leaders are expected to have a 3.0 or higher GPA as well as an A in the course they are tutoring and they must receive recommendations from two faculty members.
Apply to be a Tutor
The ASC hires over 50 peer tutors every year to serve more than half of the student body at PSC. We are looking for students who have excelled in their classes and who would like to help others do the same. Tutoring is a great way to build your resume while working on campus. Click on the link below to access our tutor application form.
Apply to be an SI Leader
Apply to be a Writing Coach
Writing Coaches work with students to help them develop writing skills. Our Writing Center employs peer tutors who have demonstrated strength in writing and excellent interpersonal skills. Our Writing Coaches do not just critique writing, they teach our students how to better understand the writing process and ultimately become better writers. If you are interested in becoming a Writing Coach, please fill out the tutor application form linked below and hand it in to the Academic Success Center. If you have any questions about this leadership position, please contact Rebecca Romeo.
Apply to be a Peer Leader
The ASC hires approximately 20 students to work as Welcome Week Peer Leaders each fall semester and approximately 4 students to work as Winter Welcome Peer Leaders each spring semester. This exciting and crucial leadership role focuses on welcoming new students to the PSC community and making sure they have the best transition possible! If you are interested in becoming a Peer Leader please click on the link below to access more information. If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Bringley.
Apply to be a Office Assistant
The Academic Success Center hires over 40 peer tutors every year to serve more than half of the student body at Paul Smith’s College. We are looking for help supporting the ASC in a variety of ways: clerical work, front desk attendant, and data entry and management. The student must be in good academic standing and be actively attending classes. Basic office experience is preferred. Student must have two references and submit a resume.
“I have been a tutor for a little over a year now. The Academic Success Center is such an important part of this campus and community and has helped so many students succeed.”Sarah Dowling, Peer Tutor
“I tutor in the ASC and think it is a very resourceful and successful program for a small school. It brings students to work together and succeed in their academic pursuits. Many subjects are covered and all students get the help they need.”Danica Maloney, Peer Tutor