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Need Some Help in a Class?
Thank you for your interest in peer tutoring. Currently, all peer tutoring through the Center for Academic Excellence will take place online through the platform GoBoard.
Please read below for instructions on signing up for a peer tutoring appointment (through TutorTrac) and additional information on how online tutoring works. One important component of GoBoard is that tutoring sessions are recorded. These recordings are accessible to the tutoring program coordinator, Megan Penyack, and will not be shared. Please see the video and information below and contact us if you have any additional questions.
Who are the tutors?
Peer tutors are undergraduate students who have taken, and done well in, the course for which they tutor and come highly recommended by faculty. More than just strong students, peer tutors are hired because they are able to break down challenging material into smaller parts, provide study tips, and are eager to help others.
Get Started with Peer Tutoring
In order for you to have a valuable tutoring session with your tutor, it is important for you to understand some policies, what is expected of you, and what you can expect from your tutor. Please complete the online learning agreement prior to your first appointment.
Online tutoring sessions
If you schedule an online tutoring session, please make sure you read the instructions to ensure you and your computer are prepared to use the online tutoring platform, GoBoard.
Can’t find your class?
We make every effort to hire peer tutors for courses that students traditionally request tutoring in but it is not possible to have a tutor for every course. If your search for a tutor in TutorTrac is not successful, please contact us.
- Be clear on the day and time of your session.
- Come prepared. Bring your textbook, class notes, handouts, etc.
- Be clear with your tutor about what you would like to accomplish in that particular session.
- If something is not working for you during a session, ask your tutor if they can explain it in a different way. Ask clarification questions throughout the session.
- Make plans for additional appointments if you would like to do so.
- Make sure you have read the instructions for online tutoring and that your technology is compatible. If you’d like to test it out with someone from the peer tutoring office first, please contact email@example.com