Peer tutoring is provided by undergraduate tutors at no expense to students currently enrolled in the courses listed below. Tutoring is offered between the third and last week of each semester. It is a great additional resource for students who have already met with professors and utilized course resources.
If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor, contact the head tutor for the subject you are interested in tutoring.
Courses Supported By Peer Tutors
- Arabic: Elementary and Intermediate
- Biology: 110, 111
- Chemistry: 103, 104
- Chinese: First and Second Year
- Computer Science: 110, 113
- Economics: 105
- French: Elementary and Intermediate
- German: Elementary and Intermediate
- Greek: Elementary and Intermediate
- Italian: Elementary and Intermediate
- Latin: Elementary and Intermediate
- Mathematics: 101, 102, 104
- Physics: 101, 102, 121, 122
- Psychology: 105, 205
- Russian: Elementary and Intermediate
- Spanish: Elementary and Intermediate
Note: Tutoring is not available for courses not listed. If you are taking a Haverford course, please visit Haverford Peer Tutoring.
Before Requesting a Tutor
- Professors are a great resource! Attending class regularly, talking directly with your professor and taking advantage of class resources is very important.
- If you are having trouble taking notes and preparing for exams, you can consult with a Peer Mentor. There is a Peer Mentor in every dorm.
- If you are having difficulty with time management, note-taking and/or study strategies, you can schedule a meeting with the Director of Academic Support.
- You should also feel free to meet with your Dean and/or Counseling Services, particularly if other factors are impinging on your academic progress.
- Tutors will help you to identify certain challenges you may have and will help you approach the material more effectively. However, they can not help you complete assignments.
- Coming prepared with questions, ideas and class materials will help to guide the session, making it more effective.
- Students are allowed to engage in up to three hours of free tutoring per subject per week.
- Please respect your tutor's time and come to sessions on time (the tutor will consider the appointment canceled if you arrive more than 15 minutes late). If something comes up and you need to cancel a tutoring session, please tell your tutor no less than two hours in advance.
How to Request a Tutor
- Before requesting a tutor, please consult with your professor and class resources. Peer tutoring is most helpful to those students who have already utilized course resources.
- Fill out a Tutor Request Form online. A new request form must be completed each semester and for each subject.
- You will hear from a tutor within a week of the request via email.
- If there are no tutors available for the subject you request, the Head Tutor will contact you to let you know. In such cases, you should feel free to contact your professor about your need for extra help. You may also wish to talk with your Dean.
- If you would like to request a different tutor, please contact the Head Tutor.
If you would like to provide feedback to the program, please complete this survey.
Tutor Supervisory Committee
Madison Hogan — Arabic, French, Italian, and Spanish
Claire Eckstein Indik — Chinese, Economics, German, Greek, Latin, Psychology, Psychology Statistics, Russian
Chris Pathmanabhan — Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics
Natalie Schalick — Administrative Chair
Rachel Heiser — Director of the Peer Tutoring Program, and Director of Academic Support
Anne Marie McElwee — Administrative Assistant to the Dean's Office