Spring Term 2020: Remote Learning

During Dartmouth's remote spring term, the Academic Skills Center is here to serve you. We will be available online during our regular business hours, Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, and will provide Academic Coaching and Tutor Clearinghouse services virtually.

tree blossoms in spring, with baker tower in the background

About the Tutor Clearinghouse

What We Do

We will strive to provide peer academic support to students taking online courses during Spring Term 2020.

  • Our priority will be on group tutoring offered through our Academic Study Groups and Resident Experts programs. Students can register for a study group and attend weekly virtual meetings for select courses throughout the term.
     
  • Resident Experts will provide remote weekly drop-in sessions for introductory/foundational courses in chemistry, economics, mathematics, and physics.
     
  • Please consider enrolling in a study group or using a Resident Expert drop in session before requesting an individual tutor.
     
  • We will not be able to offer Conversation Partners for the 20S term. Please refer to conversation options offered by your language department of choice.

The Tutor Clearinghouse is a subset of the Academic Skills Center that facilitates student-to-student academic enrichment through programs such as peer tutoring and study groups. The Tutor Clearinghouse provides support to tutors and study group leaders by giving them the resources to help others reach their academic goals. As a part of the Academic Skills Center, our mission is to encourage efficient and effective learning by providing students with many options to consider.

About Our Programs

Study Groups

This program offers students the opportunity to work with other students in their class, as well as a study group leader who has previously excelled in the course. Study groups are a great alternative to peer tutoring, as it facilitates communication and collaborative work among peers, as well as provides students with extra guidance from their study group leader.

Resident Experts

The goal of the Resident Expert is to provide weekly academic enrichment to students in specific areas of concentration. Based on the high demand for tutors in these areas, the resident expert program was developed to offer a facilitated study hall that accommodates drop-in tutoring. The program has been designed to ensure adequate help to those that may not be assigned a tutor for the term or for those that may not be able to make office hours that week. This program is currently offering academic enrichment to varsity student athletes and students in each of the 6 house communities.

Peer Tutoring

At Tutor Clearinghouse, we provide student-to-student academic enrichment each term by matching undergraduate students wanting 1-on-1 guidance in a course to other students who have excelled in the course previously.

Conversation Partners

Please see the language department of interest for Conversation Partner options as this service will not be offered through the Academic Skills Center/Tutor Clearinghouse this term.

Tutor Clearinghouse Drop-In Hours

Drop-in hours are designated for any general Tutor Clearinghouse inquiries (i.e., group tutoring offerings during 20S, employoment/Kronos questions, etc.)  Peer tutoring requests (1:1 and specific requests) will be considered once the group tutoring programs are up/running smoothly.  Opportunities to share your concerns will be available beginning April 6, 2020.

REMOTE DROP-IN SCHEDULE

The Tutor Clearinghouse is holding remote drop-in hours as follows: 

  • Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

 Students may join our Zoom Meeting Waiting Room and will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis to have their questions or issues addressed.

To attend our remote drop-ins, please select:

  1. Join the remote Tuesday Tutor Clearinghouse Zoom Meeting Waiting Room at tcremotedropinstuesdays
  2. Join the remote Wednesday Tutor Clearinghouse Zoom Meeting Waiting Room at tcremotedropinswednesdays
  3. Join the remote Thursday Tutor Clearinghouse Zoom Meeting Waiting Room at tcremotedropinsthursdays
    • NOTE: Meeting will not be available to join before the appointed time.
  4. You will be placed in the Zoom Meeting Waiting Room
    • Unfortunately, we are not able to provide you with an estimated wait time when you join
  5. Students will be admitted in the order in which they joined

If you feel that your concern will require more than 15 minutes, please schedule an appointment to meet virtually with Holly Potter (email class/work/other obligations schedule to help set a time that is mutually convenient for all).

We look forward to seeing you.

Questions that are more timely in nature can be conveyed via email to:  [email protected]

The meetings between specific tutor/tutee and the Tutor Clearinghouse are being converted to an online format.  Please stay tuned.

 

Our Location

As much as we would prefer to see people face-to-face, the Tutor Clearinghouse will be conducting all business online during spring term (20S). 

Please plan to engage with us during our drop-in hours (see above instructions) or email us at [email protected]  You can also ring our office at 603/646-2014 and leave a message (including name, email address and/or phone number, and your concerns).  Your message will be forwarded to the appropriate individual for response.

We look forward to seeing everyone back in 224 Baker when we're all allowed back on campus.

    Looking for Help in an English Class?

    Unfortunately, the Tutor Clearinghouse does not provide tutors for English classes. However, there are other many other resources on campus to help 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 free, and their tutors hold one-to-one sessions where they help you with anything related to writing assignments: brainstorming, editing, developing "more effective composing strategies," and more! You can book undergraduate or graduate sessions from their website. RWIT offers tutoring not only just for assignments in English classes, but other classes as well - if you are struggling with writing a research paper or working on a multimedia assignment, RWIT tutors can help you.