Peer Tutoring Program

Tutor Program

Need some help in a course? Learn more about CAE's Peer Tutoring Program. 

Studies show that one of the most effective ways that students learn is from their peers. To that end, the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) offers a peer tutoring program for all enrolled undergraduate students. CAE offers tutoring in the majority of courses offered at Salem State University. The peer tutoring program seeks to increase student academic success by providing students with a qualified tutor who helps students become independent, self-confident, and more efficient learners.

Tutors are available by appointment during the fall and spring semester (limited tutoring is available in the summer). Tutoring is FREE to all Salem State University students. Signing up for tutoring is easy. Just log onto your Navigator home page, click on the "Full Menu" tab, then "Learning and Development". You will then see the "Apply for a tutor" link. A staff member will process your form and a tutor will contact you in a few days via Salem State University e-mail. In some cases where we do not have a tutor for the course you requested, a staff member will contact you and recommend other resources.

Please review student and tutor expectations [PDF]

*If you are looking for a tutor in a foreign language, please visit the Language Resource Center website to request a tutor.

Have you ever thought about being a tutor? CAE looks for students who have excelled in a course and would like to assist other students. If you're a full-time sophomore, junior or senior, have earned a grade of B or higher in the course(s) you wish to tutor, have an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater, are in good academic standing, and you feel you have the skills necessary to assist other students, we encourage you to apply to become a tutor. You can complete the appropriate application by logging into Navigator. Click on the "Full Menu" tab, then "Learning and Development". You will then see the "Apply to be a tutor" link. An interview and reference from a faculty member is required, along with paid training, if you are hired. You must use your Salem State University email address.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Penyack, coordinator of academic services in the Center for Academic Excellence, at 978.542.6717. 




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