Extending Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom

Student Engagement

Student Success Center: Peer Tutors


The Peer Tutoring program at 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 and to foster independent learning. The 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 1-hour 1-on-1 appointments located on the Mezzanine Level of the Thomas Cooper Library and drop-in tutoring with no appointments necessary in Satellite locations as well as online.

Recruitment date:

Fall Semester - Mid-October-November
Spring Semester - Late February-March

Each applicant must complete the SSC Peer Leader Application found on the following link www.sa.sc.edu/ssc/peerleadership, turn in a resume and 2 letters of recommendation (1 must be from a faculty member, preferably in a course the applicant would like to support), attend a group interview, and attend an individual interview (if selected).


Earn an A in the subject area in which they wish to support

Class requirement:

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Two days before class begins each semester: Day 1 - Student Success Center Orientation (all SSC peer leaders), Day 2 - Programmatic Training (only tutors)
New tutors only - participating in the SSC Peer Leader Co-hort their first semester of employment

Meeting time:

Twice a month

Time Commitment:

6-10 hours/week


Elizabeth Belle, Coordinator of Tutoring

Social Media Sites:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/successatsc
Twitter: ww.twitter.com/UofSCSSC