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 been recommended by the course instructor. Tutoring groups meet twice weekly basis 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.


General Information

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

  • Meets together twice a week; additional review sessions may be scheduled before an exam
  • 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."