Group Tutoring FAQ

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 a weekly 1.5 hour tutorial session for up to five students. Tutoring Groups meet on a set day and time weekly. This schedule is determined by the Tutor Clearinghouse based on time preferences and availability listed by Group Tutors.

Group Tutoring is a great alternative to Individual Tutoring, as it 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 a weekly 1.5 hour tutorial session. Tutoring Groups meet on a set day and time weekly.

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

Registration for Tutoring Groups begins Week 2 of the term.

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 1.5 hours per week per tutoring group.

Group Tutors get paid $13.50/hr. The higher pay rate reflects having multiple tutees. 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. 

Please Note: 

Upon hiring, you cannot be compensated if you do not fill out the Telecommuting Agreement. If you have not already done so, please fill it out ASAP.

Email us at tutor.clearinghouse@dartmouth.edu if you have any questions on this matter.

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 Tutor Clearinghouse expects tutors to prioritize emails from Tutor.Clearinghouse@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 Tutor Clearinghouse 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 2 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?

Yes! Students who register for Group Tutoring are expected to attend their 1.5 hour weekly tutorial sessions.

Due to increased demand for tutoring, tutees are automatically dropped from their Tutoring Group(s) after two unexcused absences.

An unexcused absence is defined as an absence in which the tutee did not inform their tutor at least 24 hours in advance of a tutorial session that they will not be able to attend. A student on the wait list for a tutor in that course will then immediately receive an email that a Tutoring Group is available.

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. If the tutee still feels compelled to work with a tutor after being dropped from a Tutoring Group, the tutee will be asked to re-register and join a wait list.