About Group Tutoring

Group tutoring is offered for select academic courses each term. Tutoring groups are led by trained student leaders who have received an A/A- in the course and have often been recommended by the course instructor. Tutoring groups meet three times weekly for 1-hour sessions. To see the list of tutoring groups for the term and to register, visit our Group Tutoring page.

*Availability of tutoring groups is dependent on group tutor applications, professor approval, historical need, and student demand.*

Info from 23S: 

   Average number of students registered for each group: 13

   Average number of students present at each session: 2

General Information

A tutoring group consists of multiple students and a trained group tutor. The group:

  • Meets together three times a week; additional review sessions may be scheduled before an exam. Attendance is voluntary because we know terms (and life) get busy. This is also why sessions are placed at different days and times to accommodate as many schedules as possible - we hope you'll be able to attend at least one each week
  • Discusses concepts, confusions, and insights into course material
  • Determines its own pace and the material that will be covered
  • Helps students organize their thoughts, test their understanding, and learn how to approach material
  • Provides different perspectives from each group member, helping to gain a broader understanding of the subject material

For more information, please email the Peer Tutoring Program.

Tutor Group Preparation

Before attending your tutoring group, please do the following:

  • Review class notes and assigned reading
  • Attempt the current problem set
  • Jot down questions or concepts that are unclear to you
What Students Say:

Why Join a Tutoring Group?

"[I had an] alternate resource if I couldn't make office hours."

"[I] got my questions answered from a new point of view in a relaxed, convenient environment."

"[I] learned how others solved problems."

"I was able to get other examples for material that I didn't understand."

"[I spent time] listening to other people's questions (and sometimes being able to explain things to them myself)."

"[It] gave me an incentive to study and come prepared for Group Tutoring."

"I was able to ask my questions on a weekly basis."

"[I learned about] thinking critically."