Peer tutoring is a
research-backed academic support service that has been a part of
American Education for centuries. Peer tutors are selected based
on past academic achievement and faculty recommendations. Tutors
meet one-on-one or in small groups with students to help them
grasp fundamental concepts, work through practice problems, and
develop a further understanding of the course content. Tutoring
helps students develop independent learning strategies that can
be used throughout their college experience and as they progress
What is Tutoring?
is an academic support service where you can work one on one or
in a small group with an upper-level student who has taken and
been successful in the class you are taking. As a tutee, you
will have an opportunity to ask questions, develop learning
strategies, and work through difficult material with the support
you need. If you are struggling in the class, or just need to
talk the material over with someone, then tutoring may be for
Who are the tutors?
tutors are bright and capable students who have an abundant
amount of knowledge in their specific subject area. In order to
become a tutor, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, received
an A or B in the course(s) they cover, and need two faculty
recommendations. After being hired, tutors receive 10 hours (7
in the fall, 3 in the spring) of mandatory tutor training. Once
they have completed the training, and have engaged in 25 hours
of on-task tutoring, they become Level-1 tutors through our
College and Reading Learning Association (CRLA) certified
Why should I go to tutoring?
allows you to work with an experienced, upper-level student who
has demonstrated advanced competency with the material that you
are working with. Several learning theories support the notion
of learning alongside a more experienced peer to better
understand course content. Additionally, the tutor will be able
to share with you his or her experiences in the class and
strategies for you to use so that you can develop your
independent learning skills.
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