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

    • Anthro 105; some class offerings under Anthro 300
    • Tutor(s): Margaret Alway, Rebecca Wagener
  • Art History

    • Art History 116, 219
    • Tutor(s): Rebecca Wagener
  • Communication Studies

    • Comm 101, 300, 303, 310
    • Tutor(s): Anna Watson
  • English (Literature)

    • Various courses depending on semester offerings
    • Tutor(s): Mary Noble
  • Geology

    • Geology 101, 103, 111, 205, 208, 209, 210, 306, 308, 309
    • Tutor(s): Kathryn Henning, Aliera Konett
  • History

    • US History-Related Topics
    • History 111, 131, 132, 142
    • Tutor(s): Skye Campbell
  • Kinesiology

    • KIN 207, 211, 213, 233, 368, 369
    • Tutor(s): Natalie Nichols, Mackenzie Yob, Rebecca Rychener
  • Modern Languages: French

    • French 202 and under
    • Tutor(s): Margaret (Maggie) Fowler, Bria Flanagan
  • Modern Languages: Spanish

    • Spanish 300 and under
    • Tutor(s): Nancy Barajas, Tori (Victoria) Wiese
  • Modern Languages: German

    • German: N/A for Fall 2018
    • Tutor(s): Vacant
  • Music Theory

    • Music Theory 101, 102; Keyboard 101
    • Tutor(s): Lily Goldberger
  • Philosophy

    • Philosophy 308 and under
    • Tutor(s): Sam Raseman, Rachel Appel, Kyle Cater
  • Political Science

    • PLSC 100, 103, 216, 312
    • Tutor(s): Bailee McGraw, Ashley Audisho
  • Psychology

    • Psych 101, 204, 206, 236, 251, 265, 267
    • Tutor(s): Rachel Appel, Anna Lewis, Gabe Kribs, Ian Stewart
  • Religious Studies

    • RS 101, 102, 104, 122, 206, 220, 261
    • Tutor(s): Cameron Voss, Tyler Eyster, Ashley Audisho
  • Sociology

    • Soc 101, 222, 345
    • Tutor(s): Margaret Alway, Anna Watson
  • Theatre Arts

    • Theatre 111, 211, 251, and 389
    • Tutor(s): Claire Mitchell

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