The Learning Center at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is authorized by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) to certify its peer educators through an intensive training program consisting of various levels of certification: Regular, Advanced, and Master Tutor/Mentor Certification.

To reach levels of certification, peer educators attend topic training sessions run by Chad Detjen covering topics such as: definition of tutoring responsibilities, communication skills, compliance with the ethics and philosophy of the tutoring program, active listening and paraphrasing, assertiveness/handling difficult students, and working with students with disabilities. Peer educators must also accumulate a minimum number of training hours with The Learning Center Coordinators as well as face-to-face tutoring/mentoring hours.

SNHU’s Peer Educators have collectively accumulated an average of 7,500 tutoring/mentoring hours each semester. This shows how they have made a great time commitment to helping the students at Southern New Hampshire University. Their time devoted to training and tutoring has been exceptional and we can’t thank them enough for all they do.

The Learning Center recognized the Peer Educators who have dedicated themselves to helping the students of SNHU at a recognition ceremony held on Nov 30 at 5 p.m. in the ACC Learning Commons.

Provost Patty Lynott, and Carey Glines, Dean of Student Success and Retention were in attendance along with the tutors and tutoring coordinators.

Raj Phadtare, Kaitlin Shaughnessy, Christopher Hakes, and Paul Nguyen have all surpassed three hundred hours of tutoring hours and were honored at the ceremony.

Next time a student is stuck on a math problem, having trouble outlining an essay, or struggling with time management, they should visit The Learning Center. The Peer Educators are there to help students succeed.

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