Academic-Centers

Peer Tutoring Program

What is the Peer Tutoring Program?

The Peer Tutoring Program is a student-tutor match program that offers free course-specific tutoring in many undergraduate courses. Students meet in small group sessions held inside the ASC’s tutoring center located in the Christopher Center Library.

What are the conditions for being placed in the Peer Tutoring Program?

Before applying for the program, students are expected to talk to their professor and attend any available first-level academic support services, such as professor office hours, help sessions, PAL sessions (Peer-Assisted Learning Sessions), and drop-in tutoring available at the learning centers. Spots in the program may be limited based on the demand and availability of peer tutors. Students must be currently enrolled in the undergraduate course for which they seek assistance.

How do I request a spot in the Peer Tutoring Program?

Students who are successfully matched with a tutor with be placed in the program to receive a weekly 1-hour tutoring session (with the same tutor at a regular appointment time) for the specific course throughout the semester.

  • SPRING 2024 PEER TUTORING PROGRAM (serving many undergraduate courses): To request a spot in the spring program, complete the PEER TUTOR REQUEST FORM which is available until April 12th at noon. After this deadline, the spring program will be closed to new participants. BEFORE COMPLETING THIS PEER TUTOR REQUEST FORM, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT DUE TO INCREASED DEMAND IT COULD TAKE UP TO A WEEK FOR YOU TO BE CONTACTED.
  • TUTORING INFORMATION for PRE-ENGINEERING & ENGINEERING STUDENTS ONLY:  If you are seeking a tutor for a math (calculus and above), physics, or engineering course, you need to complete the Hesse Center Tutor Request form for Spring 2024 to be connected to tutoring in the Hesse Learning Resource Center in the College of Engineering.

Who are the peer tutors?

The Peer Tutors working for the Academic Success Center are current undergraduate students. They received recommendations from their professors after successfully completing (with a B or higher) the courses in which they serve. Peer Tutors are expected to demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. See ASC Student Employment page for more information.