Center for Student Achievement
Holloway Hall


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 through life.

What is Tutoring?

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 you!

Who are the tutors?

The 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 training program.

Why should I go to tutoring?

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.