Rotman Commerce Peer Tutor Network
Looking for additional support to help with course content? Rotman Commerce and TutorOcean are here to help! Connect with a network of peer tutors trained and knowledgeable about your subject. They’ll help you review key concepts and engage in course content in a collaborative and supportive learning environment. TutorOcean connects you to affordable, high-quality tutoring and support across a range of RSM, ECO, and MAT courses.
RC tutors agree to charge an affordable fee of $22 CAD per hour.
Note: If you need to cancel a session, you must give at least 24 hours notice. Otherwise, you’ll still be charged the full amount.
- Access the RC Peer Tutor Network on the TutorOcean platform.
- Search for a tutor by course code (i.e. RSM332H or MAT133Y).
- Read the tutor profiles that appear in the results and find tutors who are “RC certified,” which means that they’ve completed the required training workshops and meet the minimum grade requirements.
- Choose a tutor, and start a chat. If you feel comfortable that they can help you, set up an online tutoring session!
Tutors who complete the training workshops learn about:
- Goals and responsibilities of tutoring
- The learning model
- How to set session goals with students
- Planning tutoring sessions with learning objectives, modelling, guided practice, etc.
- Ethics of running a session
- Communicating effectively
- Providing feedback
Tutors who have completed the training have a small badge beside their name on their profile page.
Note: Tutors are self-employed and not employees of the University of Toronto. As such, we cannot guarantee the performance of your tutor. The service agreement is between yourself and the tutor. If you have questions or comments about the RC Peer Tutor Network or your session, please contact Rob Michaud, Academic Advisor – Upper Years & Transition.
Getting course support through peer tutoring can help you improve your grades, develop your skills and work toward your academic goals. Here are some tips to help you make the most of peer tutoring.
- When searching for a tutor, read through profile comments.
- Be aware of a tutor’s limitations. Peer tutors are not instructors or teaching assistants, but they will do their best to provide you with guidance.
- Before your session, think about your goals and expectations, and share them with your tutor. This will help both of you focus on your priorities during the session.
- During the session, have your course materials available and ready to share.
- After the session, make sure you reflect and determine if you need to make another appointment.
- Consider writing a comment on your tutor’s profile in TutorOcean. Did they help you gain a better understanding of course content? Return the favour and post an appreciative comment.
Are you searching for an effective way to gain experience and develop skills?
Rotman Commerce invites students to join the RC Peer Tutor Network for the 2022-23 academic session.
RCPTN helps students find and connect with a tutor. Tutors are enthusiastic learning facilitators who help students understand and learn course content using collaborative-based learning strategies and problem-solving techniques. Tutors are committed to helping fellow students succeed, agree to only who charge $22 CAD/hour, and are model students who want to give back to the RC community to foster a supportive learning environment.
Consider becoming a peer tutor and join the RC Peer Tutoring Network if you:
- Want to gain professional experience through paid work
- Want to take advantage of a flexible, remote work opportunity while you complete your undergraduate degree
- Want to develop your communication, mentorship and problem-solving skills
- Want to improve your digital competency in an online learning environment
- Want to put your academic skills and knowledge into practice
- Want to support your peers’ learning and academic goals
How to Join the RC Peer Tutor Network
To be eligible to be selected to join the RCPTN, you must:
- Be an RC student with an overall grade point average of 3.2 or higher
- Completed the assigned course you are applying for (i.e. ECO101H, ECO102H, etc.) with a minimum grade of 80%
- Complete a series of mandatory modules (in QUERCUS) and attend a training session
- Be well organized, enthusiastic, and possess excellent communication and facilitation skills
- Be eligible to work in Canada
Please direct any inquiries to Rob Michaud, Academic Advisor – Upper Years & Transition.