About the Peer Tutoring Program

Peer Tutoring Program

Mission of the Peer Tutoring Program

To encourage personal and academic development by providing
supportive, active, and collaborative learning environments that facilitate
students' transition to campus, on-going success in pursuit of their
academic goals, as well as preparation for a lifetime of learning in
support of the charge of the Academic Skills Center at Dartmouth
College.

Group tutoring consists of several students, in addition to a group tutor, and meet twice weekly for 1-hour tutorial sessions. Group tutoring is available for introductory courses that have historically experienced high tutoring demand. These courses are primarily within STEM and social science disciplines. Other high-demand courses that fall outside this rubric will also be considered for group tutoring.

    Students can register for group tutoring throughout the term. Learn more about becoming a group tutor and how to register for group tutoring.

    Individual tutoring is very limited and is intended for students who demonstrate a specific need for individual tutorial support. Individual tutors meet with their tutees for one hour a week per course. More information and the application to request an individual tutor can be found here.

    Students who are approved for an individual tutor are also strongly encouraged to join a tutoring group.

    Tutoring sessions may entail:

    • Going over key concepts to help solidify understanding of the course material
    • Working through example or practice problems
    • Answering questions and reviewing course material

    Key Dates

    Group Tutoring Dates

    • Applications to be a Group Tutor are due the last day of classes at 11:59 p.m. 
    • Registration to participate in a tutoring group will begin in the first week of classes
    • Tutoring Groups will begin to meet as soon as the Sunday of the second week of classes.

    Individual Tutoring Dates

    • Requests for an Individual Tutor will open in Week 2 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis
    • Applications to be an Individual Tutor will open in Week 1 and will be accepted on a rolling basis

    EXPECTATIONS FOR PEER TUTORING

    Attendance Policy - Group Tutoring

    We encourage tutees to attend all of their tutoring sessions weekly throughout the term. Within each tutoring group, it is important that members participate regularly because students who understand the material and students who have questions about the material both contribute to the overall learning within the group by sharing their perspectives. Each weekly session builds upon the previous sessions to create the collaborative learning environment. Consistency is an important component of your participation in group tutoring; please only register if you can make this commitment.

    Tutees, please be accountable for yourselves and communicate with your tutor(s) if you need to miss a session or if you are running late. Thank you for helping us cultivate a sense of community in our tutoring groups.

    Recording Attendance

    Tutors will receive details upon hiring with specific instructions.

    Group tutors are expected to record attendance for every tutorial session.

    Attendance Policy - Individual Tutoring

    Individual Tutors meet with their tutees for one hour weekly throughout the term. It is our expectation that tutees communicate with their tutors if they cannot attend a tutoring session or if they are running late. Tutees risk being dropped from their match after two unexcused absences. Please be accountable for yourself and communicate with your tutee(s) and the Peer Tutoring Program.

    Looking for Support in an ENGL, CRWT, COLT, or WRIT course?

    The Peer Tutoring Program does not provide tutors for English & Creative Writing, Comparative Literature, or Writing courses. However, there are many other resources on campus to support you. See our Campus Resources page here.

    Specifically, the Student Center for Research, Writing, and Information Technology (RWIT) is a good service to consider. RWIT is a free service dedicated to helping members of the Dartmouth community develop more effective strategies for generating and organizing their ideas, finding and evaluating research sources, and presenting and revising compositions in a variety of media. At RWIT, you can meet one-on-one with an undergraduate or graduate tutor to discuss a paper, research project, or multimedia assignment. Tutors use a facilitative, rather than directive, approach in engaging writers in an active dialogue about their work. Whether you are brainstorming, drafting, or polishing, RWIT tutors can provide feedback that will help you create final products of which you can be proud.

    Our Location

    The Academic Skills Center is conducting business online and in person in 224 Baker Library.

    Please email us at Peer.Tutoring.Program@dartmouth.edu. You can also call the Academic Skills Center office at (603) 646-2014 and leave a message (include your name, email address and/or phone number, and your inquiry). Your message will be forwarded to the appropriate individual for response.