Whether your plan is to take classes and transfer to a four-year university or enter one of our career programs designed to get you into the workforce right away, Rock Valley College has what you are looking for. Select from one of our more than 60 transfer areas or more than 30 career programs.
At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
Have fun. Try stuff. RVC gives you opportunities to get involved. There are lots of student activities to choose from. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations. Try your hands at student government. Join the staff of our campus newspaper. What's it going to be?
Whether you are new to the college or know your way around, we have a variety of services designed to help you succeed. We're here for you every step of the way.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won seven national championships and we have had more than 100 All-Americans.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
Preliminary information for becoming a Peer Tutor
A peer tutor is a student employee position.
Eligibility requirements for student employment:
To tutor during the fall or spring semester, tutors must be registered for at least 6 credit hours that semester. The student cannot audit these hours or take them pass/fail. If the student drops below 6 credit hours, the student’s employment will be immediately terminated. The student does not need to be registered to tutor during the summer semester as long as s/her is registered for at least 6 credit hours in the fall semester or can provide evidence of transferring to another institution.
Students do not need to qualify for financial aid to work as a tutor, but they must have a complete financial aid file which begins with submitting the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). For information regarding the status of your financial aid file, please contact Financial Aid located in the Student Center (top floor).
Please refer to the current Student Employment Handbook for further information regarding eligibility requirements for on campus student employment.
In addition, peer tutor qualifications are as follows:
Tutors must have and maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.00.
Tutors must be referred by a faculty member or instructor.
Tutors must complete a standard interview with the Tutor Supervisor.
Tutors must participate in a training program prior to tutoring. This training program, which is nationally certified, is held prior to the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.
Tutors need to attend monthly tutor meetings scheduled throughout the semester. These meetings are designed as a part of on-going training for certification requirements. The meetings are held on a Friday from 2 to 3 PM. Since absences from tutor meetings may result in denial of semester raises or the ability to meet certification requirements, tutors are given an opportunity to make up the meeting if they are unable to attend.
Tutor's work hours will be scheduled around his/her classes. The Tutor Supervisor will try, but may not be able to honor requests about the number of work hours and/or preferred work schedule.
Tutors will be paid minimum wage, which is currently $8.25/hour.