Welcome to the Peer Tutoring Program!
The Peer Tutoring Program is a division of the Center for Learning Resources (CLR) that was launched in the fall of 2008 with four pilot programs. In the fall of 2009, four new subjects were added. As of the fall of 2010, there are a total of 14 subjects that the Peer Tutoring Program supports. These subjects include: Accounting, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Dental Hygiene, EAS, Economics, Engineering, Fire Science, Nutrition & Dietetics, Physics, Psychology, and Quantitative Analysis. All peer tutors are undergraduates specializing in the courses that they support. Peer tutors primarily work with students on freshman- and sophomore-level courses in and related to their major. In the spring 2012 semester, we will also begin to offer graduate peer tutoring in limited subjects.
The philosophy behind the Peer Tutoring Program is that peer tutors are a great resource as they have taken the same classes that you are taking, often with the same professor(s). Therefore, they are prepared to give you “the inside scoop” on what you need to do, and how you should do it, to succeed in the course.
Our peer tutors are situated around campus, typically in areas associated with their department. Therefore, you will find the Accounting tutors in the accounting office area (Maxcy 112 Conference Room), the Fire Science tutors in the Fire Science 1st floor lounge of Echlin Hall, and so forth. Peer tutors set their schedule for the term so that you can drop by at your convenience. All peer tutoring occurs on a first-come, first-served, walk-in basis, so just show up when you need help, whether it is with a complex series of concepts or one element of a problem.
Like visits to the CLR, the Peer Tutoring Program also sends weekly notifications of your visits to the faculty, so, if you need your professor informed of a visit in a timely manner, ask the tutor to notify your professor.
Peer tutors are nominated by faculty in their discipline, go through a strong screening process, have earned exceptional grades in the courses they support, and undergo 15 hours of College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)-accredited training. Tutors who complete 25 hours of tutoring time earn a national accreditation.
Check out the “Meet Our Peer Tutoring Staff” section to learn more about the students who are enthusiastically awaiting your visits!
For more information, contact Megan Fimbel, Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator, at 203.479.4856 or Grad-PeerTutoring@NewHaven.edu. You may also contact Debbie Malewicki, Director of the Peer Tutoring Program, at DMalewicki@NewHaven.edu or 203.932.7415, or Jodi Shydlo, Associate Director of the Center for Learning Resources, at JShydlo@NewHaven.edu or 203.932.7213. We look forward to helping you earn great grades this year!