Peer Tutoring

Peer tutoring is an active-learning and guided practice approach for students to interact with other peers, through individual or group instruction. It is supplemental to the teaching that takes place in the classroom and does not replace attending class, weekly office hours, or specific course curriculum. We strongly encourage you to always make use of faculty office hours for individualized instruction.

Peer tutors have often had the same class with the same instructor. They understand the potential roadblocks to success from a student standpoint. Students may find it easier to talk about difficulties they are having in a class and often develop a sense of partnership with a peer tutor.

Peer Tutoring Subjects

The Learning Support Center provides free peer tutoring service for introductory and some upper-level courses in the following programs of study, including:

  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • Art History
  • Communication Studies
  • Geology
  • Kineisology
  • Literature
  • Modern Languages (French, German, and Spanish)
  • History
  • Music Theory
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Theatre Arts

QSC Tutoring

The QSC maintains peer tutoring for Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Economics, and Chemistry.

Quantitative Studies Center

Peer Tutoring Services

The LSC offers students and faculty three different types of peer tutoring services including:

Individual Tutoring

  • Weekly or short-term support
  • Tutor + 1 or 2 Students
  • Address specific issues, concerns, and goals

Exam Review

  • "One and done" model as it occurs most often prior to an exam or major quiz
  • Set up for classes where exams are most significant or heavy on grade

Weekly Guided Practice Sessions

  • Weekly, active-learning of course content with peers
  • Tutor as "facilitator" of course content
  • Create active-learning environment for peer-to-peer learning, 'play,' and practice of material
  • No "study room or Q/A" passive learning
  • Students expected to participate and interact with content

Spring 2018 Sessions

Subject Area Instructor Tutor Date/Time
Anthro 105 Harnish Margaret Alway Mondays, 7:30 p.m., Norris 100
History 142 Kanter Skye Campbell Sunday, 5 p.m., Library
KIN 211 Bob Moss Natalie Nichols Sundays, 7–9 p.m., Herrick 508
Philosophy 101 Mittag Sam Raseman Thursday, 7:30–9 p.m., Rob 313
Psych 101 Wilson Anna Lewis Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Olin 113
Psych 101 Weith Gabe Kribs Thursdays, 7:30–9 p.m., Olin 113