Frequently Asked Questions

For Spring 2020

  • Will peer tutoring services be offered online?
    Yes; the Deans’ Peer Tutoring Program will continue to provide academic support to students in the spring 2020 semester. Tutoring will be provided virtually and arranged by the student and tutor once they are matched. Tutors will be provided with suggestions and resources through the Deans’ Peer Tutoring Moodle Page.
  • Where can I find additional resources to help me transition to online learning?
  • How can I figure out what sort of support I may need?
    If you feel as though you have very specific questions and need less directed support, then a tutor may be the right fit. If you need a more general overview of course material, and are not sure what questions you have, you should schedule an appointment with your professor during remote office hours and attend available online TA sessions. You should always have a conversation with your faculty first – as the faculty teaching the course may have a clear idea about the kind of support that would best meet your needs.
  • What should I expect during tutoring sessions now that they are online?
    The expectations for tutoring will remain the same in an online environment. Peer tutoring will continue to serve as a supplement to other class resources. You can find more information in the Guidelines for Requesting a Tutor or the Guidelines for Enrolling as a Tutor. Depending on which platform the student and tutor decide to use, there are some features, such as Screen Sharing and Recording, that you may find helpful. Tutors will be provided with suggestions and resources through the Deans’ Peer Tutoring Moodle Page.
  • What if the student and tutor can’t find a time to meet?
    If the student and tutor cannot find a time that works for both of you, send an email to deans_peer_tutoring@wesleyan.edu to request a new match. Please be sure to indicate that it was a scheduling issue based on the tutor’s availability. We will do our best to rematch you as soon as possible based on available tutors/requests for the course.
  • What if I do not feel comfortable working with the assigned match?
    If for any reason you do not feel like the tutoring match is a good fit, please contact the Deans' Peer Tutoring Program to request a different tutor assigned for the match. We will do our best to rematch you as soon as possible based on available tutors/requests for the course.
  • What should we do if the student withdraws from the class?
    Students and tutors should let us know as soon as possible when the student withdraws from the class. We would like to be able to reassign the tutor as soon as possible. You can send an email to deans_peer_tutoring@wesleyan.edu.
  • Does the tutor have to receive a faculty recommendation?

    If this is the first time that you have enrolled to tutor this specific course, then yes – you need to request a faculty recommendation. If you have tutored this course in the past, or are currently the TA for the course, then you do not need to submit a recommendation.

    If you wish to tutor a class and the faculty member is no longer at Wesleyan, and so unable to provide a recommendation, please contact the Deans' Peer Tutoring Program. In some cases, we are able to get a recommendation from the department. We are happy to work with you to determine if there is a way that we can secure a recommendation for you if you are a qualified tutor.

  • How does payroll work for tutors?

    Peer tutors are paid by the Deans’ Office; peer tutoring is provided free of charge to Wesleyan students.

    Before beginning tutoring, tutors need to register with the payroll system and set up direct deposit. Students can register for payroll remotely; contact payroll@wesleyan.edu to begin the process.

    In order to be paid, tutors must complete the Tutoring Session Notes and Time Card Form for each meeting. Notes and time cards must be completed in the week during which the meeting occurred. Post-dating notes and time cards may result in non-payment for the meeting. Further information about completing notes and time cards, including a link to the form, is available through the Deans' Peer Tutoring Moodle page.