Group Tutoring FAQs

This page addresses possible questions by tutors or potential tutors, tutees and potential tutees, and frequent questions about Group Tutoring.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Group Tutoring?

Group tutoring is an opportunity for students to work with others in their class, as well as with a student who has previously excelled in the course.

Group tutors host two weekly 1-hour tutorial sessions multiple students. Tutoring groups meet on set days and times weekly. This schedule is determined by the Academic Skills Center based on time preferences and availability listed by Group Tutors.

Group tutoring facilitates communication and collaborative work among peers, provides an opportunity for students to hear questions and explanations from multiple perspectives, and provides students with extra guidance from their group tutor.

Who facilitates group tutoring?

A group tutor is a student who has previously excelled in the course having received an A or A- letter grade. Group tutors are often recommended by faculty.

Which courses have tutoring groups?

A list of courses that are supported by group tutoring this term can be found on our website.

How often do tutoring groups meet?

Group tutors host two weekly 1-hour tutorial sessions. Tutoring groups meet on set days and times.

Registration for tutoring groups begins Week 1 of the term and Group Tutoring starts Week 2.

How can I become a group tutor and how much would I get paid?

You can submit an application. Group tutors should have received an A or A- in the course and are expected to commit 2 hours per week holding sessions and have the option to be compensated for one hour of preparation time per session. This time commitment is per course supported.

Group tutors get paid $15.00/hr. Group tutors can also be asked to lead occasional pre-exam review sessions and will be compensated for this additional time.

Remember, tutor applications do not roll over from one term to the next. All tutors must reapply every term. 

I applied to be a group tutor. When do I find out if I've been hired?

Group tutor applications are reviewed during the interim and first two weeks of the term.

Tutors will be notified of the status of their application via email when they are assigned a tutoring group. The Academic Skills Center expects tutors to prioritize emails from Peer.Tutoring.Program@dartmouth.edu and inform us of any changes to their application.

If you have not received an email from us yet, it's because we are still in the process of assigning group tutors for the courses the Academic Skills Center is supporting during this term.

Remember, tutor applications do not roll over from one term to the next. All tutors must reapply every term.

How can I sign up for group tutoring?

A list of courses that are included in group tutoring this term can be found on our website.

Registration for tutoring groups begins Week 1 of the term.

Will I receive a confirmation email after I sign up?

Yes, you will receive an automated email within one (1) business day of registering, confirming your participation and sharing the location of tutorial sessions.

Is there an attendance requirement for group tutoring?

No, attendance is voluntary.

We encourage regular attendance beginning early in the term because each tutoring group is a learning community. Within each community, it is important that members participate regularly. All students understand different aspects of the material and so all contribute to the overall learning within the group by sharing their perspectives. Each session builds upon the previous sessions to create the collaborative learning environment. Consistency is an important component of your participation in group tutoring, but we understand that life is busy and we want to respect that. Tutors record attendance at their sessions for programmatic assessment purposes, but there is no penalty for non-attendance.