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
The Tutor Request Form is currently closed for spring and will be available by the end of Drop/Add for fall. In the meantime, we encourage you to meet with your faculty (and TAs when available) for support in your course(s), view the Additional Wesleyan Resources, or contact the Deans' Peer Tutoring Program with questions.