Peer Tutoring Program

Peer Tutoring Program


Peer Advocates logo with image of students in UMI Learning Lab

The Urban Male Initiative Peer Tutoring Program

The Peer Tutoring program is where students can get one on one assistance with a tutor or sign up for group tutoring sessions in order to improve their grades, grade point average and performance in class overall. The Peer Tutoring Program has joined forces with the Math and Science Resource Center and the Writing Center with the goal of providing tutoring for the students who are a part of the UMI program. Students can make appointments using TutorTrac or can walk-in for assistance. If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor or receiving tutoring, please email the peer tutoring coordinator for assistance.


- Have the ability to build strong and positive relationships

- Have strong interpersonal and communication skills

- Have strong organizational and time management skills

- Have the desire to assist students in transitioning to college and persist

- Be sensitive to people of different educational, economic, cultural and racial backgrounds

Be enrolled as a John Jay undergraduate (at least a sophomore standing) or graduate student

Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher 

Have at least an A- in the course(s) you want to tutor

Have strong interpersonal and communication skills

Have a flexible schedule; must be available at least 4 hours per week to tutor individuals.


Submit application online!

Required documents: Unofficial Transcript, Resume, 2 Reference Numbers: 1 from a faculty member/department chair who teaches/supervises in the subject that you want to tutor and another letter from a work supervisor/volunteer supervisor.


A two (2) semester commitment is required (August 2018-June 2019)

at a minimum of 4 Hours per week.

Attend staff meetings and refresher training sessions (4 throughout the semester).

Assist with all recruitment events throughout the year