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Need Some Help in a Class?

Fall 2020 Peer Tutoring: Learn how to make a virtual peer tutoring appointment and use our online tutoring software, GoBoard

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

Currently enrolled undergraduate students may visit TutorTrac to request a tutor. Need help? Contact us.

Learn how to schedule a tutoring session by watching the video tutorial or by reading the online instructions.

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 tutor@salemstate.edu 
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How to become a peer tutor

CAE seeks students who have excelled in a course and would like to assist other students. View the job description on the Student Employment portal and apply through your Navigator account.

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Peer Tutoring
Center for Academic Excellence
Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons
First Floor

Chat with Us!

Megan Penyack
Coordinator of Academic Services
Center for Academic Excellence
978.542.6717

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