Peer Tutor Request Form

Before filling out the Tutor Request Form, please read through the following expectations for students interested in receiving tutoring.

  • Expectations for working with a tutor
    • Tutoring is a supplement to other class resources; it is not a substitute for attending class, TA sessions, or the professor’s office hours
    • Tutors do not do students' homework
      • Tutors help students understand the concepts behind problems, and/or the process of solving problems
      • Peer tutors may not assist students with work on take-home exams or problem sets
    • As a result of meeting with a tutor, you should expect to:
      • Continue to work with professors, TAs, and other campus resources
      • Work hard
      • Improve your skills and understanding of class material
      • Increase your comfort level with course material
    • As a result of meeting with a tutor, you should not expect:
      • A sudden improvement in your GPA
      • An answer to everything in the class
      • A homework solving session – be prepared with specific questions!
    • If you are experiencing problems that your tutor is unable to address, please contact the Deans’ Peer Tutoring Program
  • Expectations for tutoring sessions
    • Commit to attend all scheduled meetings:
      • Be prepared with specific questions for the tutor to address
      • Have all relevant materials nearby and ready (such as books, syllabus, notes, etc.)
      • Be on time for every session; if you must cancel a session, give as much advance notice as possible (preferably 24 hours)
      • Set clear goals at the beginning of each session
      • At the end of each session, review what you learned, clarify your next steps and study goals, and confirm the next meeting
    • Tutors and tutees must maintain academic integrity
      • Tutors will not solve homework problems directly; they will focus on course concepts and problem solving methods
      • Peer tutors may not assist with problems on take-home exams or problem sets
      • Ask your instructor how to indicate your work with a tutor
      • Improper assistance is a violation of the Honor Code; for more information on the Honor Code, refer to the Student Handbook or speak with your class dean

Steps for Requesting a Peer Tutor

  • Look into other resources first!
    • Meet with your faculty through their office hours for assistance with any course related material
    • If there is a TA for your course, contact and seek help from them as well
    • If there is a drop-in tutoring resource available for your course, try that too!
  • Discuss your request for a tutor with your course instructor in order to clarify which specific areas you need help with, and how a tutor can be most helpful. In some courses, your request cannot be considered without a faculty's referral - they can refer you by emailing
  • Complete the Tutor Request Form below
  • Wait for an email with information about your tutoring match

Instructions for Google Form:


  1. Click Google
  2. In the upper right corner, click on the account icon and "Sign out" (if there is no icon, and it shows "Sign in", skip this step)
  3. Return to this page and use the following link to view the form (you will be prompted to log-in; use your Wesleyan email and password): Tutor Request Form
If you are still having difficulty, please email:

Request Form