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Peer Tutoring

Meet one-on-one with a trained ALTC peer tutor who excelled in the course to review class concepts, work practice problems, ask questions, and get support.

See the Summer 2020 Peer Tutoring Schedule

COVID-19 Response

The Academic Learning and Tutoring Center will be closed to students at this time. However, peer tutoring will be available as virtual appointments. Appointments can be made in TimeTap and will be held in GoBoard. We encourage all students to create a TimeTap account and take advantage of these resources as distance learning has unique challenges. Learn more about the virtual peer tutoring schedule and procedures on the Remote Peer Tutoring Procedures webpage.

What We Tutor

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Math & Science

Accounting, Business & Economics

Languages & Art

Policies & Procedures

Courses We Tutor

The courses we tutor vary by semester depending on our staff.  We typically have tutors for the following classes, but this list is not comprehensive and we cannot guarantee that a tutor will be available for any course.  Log into your account on TimeTap to search for a specific course. 

Math & Science

CELL 1010, CELL 2050, CHEM 1070/80, CHEM 2410/20, EBIO 1010, NSCI/PSYC 3300, PHYS 1220, PHYS 1310/20, PSYC 1000, MATH 1110, MATH 1140, MATH 1150/60, MATH 1210, MATH 1220, MATH 1230, MATH 1310, ENGP 1410

Accounting, Business & Economics

ACCN 2010, ACCN 2110, ACCN 3010, ACCN 3100, ECON 1010, ECON 1020, ECON 3010, FINE 3010, MGSC 3010

Languages & Art

ARHS 1010, FREN 1010/20, FREN 2030, ITAL 1010, SPAN 1010/20, RUSS 1010/20, ASTC 1010/20

Booking a Tutor

All Tutoring is by appointment only.  Appointments must be scheduled through the TimeTap scheduling portal. 

You must schedule appointments at least 48 hours in advance, and tutors in high demand subjects such as Chemistry and Calculus book up quickly, so plan ahead.

Peer Tutoring Format

Tutoring appointments are 30 minutes long.  You can schedule up to five sessions over two weeks for any subject, and you can schedule appointments back-to-back.

All tutoring sessions are held at the ALTC Learning Studio located in the Science & Engineering Lab Complex, Building #14, Room 105. Its entrance faces Flower Hall. Peer tutors make every effort to stay on schedule, so please plan on arriving a few minutes early. When you come to the Learning Studio, come in and check in with the desk attendant who will point out your tutor and show you where to wait if you are early.  Grab a cup of tea or coffee from our free coffee bar while you wait. The ALTC provides textbooks, writing style guides, solution manuals, calculators and other resources available for use in the Learning Studio. Check with the Desk Attendant when you arrive if you need to borrow something.

Tutors will walk you through a concept or problem to help you discover the answer.  Tutoring sessions are highly interactive and experiential.  Come prepared to take an active role in the learning process!  Tutors can also help you improve your study skills and take better notes. Tutors will not assist with homework or work on any assignment that will be graded or evaluated. Tutors cannot fill you in on a week (or semester's) worth of information in 30 minutes.  They are not a replacement for attending class and doing the assigned work.  

New Tutees

Complete assignments ahead of time, and come prepared with specific questions or problem. Bring your textbook, notes, and any relevant reference material with you. If you need to log into Canvas to access class materials, bring a laptop or use one of the computers in the Learning Studio.

No Show & Cancellations

You must cancel your appointment through the TimeTap App at least 24 hours in advance.  Contact your tutor to see if you can reschedule your appointment instead. There is a $20 no-show fee for any appointment canceled less than 24 hours in advance.  

You can join a waitlist for a tutoring time slot.  If the time slot becomes available, everyone on the waitlist will be notified, and the time slot will be awarded on a first-click, first-scheduled basis.  If you are trying to book a waitlist appointment and it isn't working- someone else has beaten you to it.  Appointments are held on the waitlist for 4 hours and then released for general scheduling.

We try very hard to not cancel scheduled appointments, but sometimes the unavoidable happens.  If we must cancel your appointment we will try and reschedule you with another tutor, if one is available.

Becoming a Tutor

The ALTC provides almost 100 peer tutoring job opportunities for students to build leadership skills and develop relationships with peers, faculty and staff. Learn more about this opportunity on the Student Success Student Leadership webpage.


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