Peer Tutoring Program

Peer Tutoring Program

The Urban Male Initiative Peer Tutoring Program

The Peer Tutoring program is a new addition to UMI 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 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.


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

Have an overall 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 and 1 ungraded copy of a paper written at John Jay College (if applying to become a writing tutor)


A two (2) semester commitment is required (August 2017-June 2018)

at a minimum of 4 Hours per week.

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

Assist with all recruitment events throughout the year