What is the Peer Tutoring Program?
The Peer Tutoring Program is a student-tutor match program that offers free course-specific tutoring in many 100 and 200 level courses, mostly in math, science and nursing courses. The program runs during the fall and spring semesters and delivers tutoring through weekly individual and 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, department help sessions, SI sessions, and drop-in tutoring available at the Writing Center, Language Resource Center, and Hesse Learning Resource Center. 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 would like to be matched with a peer tutor for a 100 or 200 level course must first complete the ASC’s Peer Tutoring Request Form. A link to the form will be available on this page after the drop/add period is complete at the start of the fall and spring semesters. 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. (Fall and spring semesters only.)
FALL 2019 PEER TUTORING PROGRAM (serving many 100-200 level courses): To request a spot in the fall program, complete the PEER TUTOR REQUEST FORM which will be available here starting August 28th (after the drop/add period ends). Check back here in the fall for the link. The last day to submit a request for a spot in the Fall 2019 program is November 7th at 5:00 p.m. After this deadline, the fall program will be closed to new participants.
FALL 2019 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 Fall 2019 Hesse Center Academic Support Form to be connected to tutoring in the Hesse Learning Resource Center in the College of Engineering. Check back here in the fall for the link.
Who are the peer tutors?
The Peer Tutors working for the Academic Success Center are current undergraduate students at sophomore, junior, and senior levels. They received recommendations from their professors after successfully completing the courses in which they now 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.