Peer tutors are your fellow students who are trained to work with you on an individual or small-group basis. Tutors can help clarify course content and assignments, connect class notes and readings and practice problem solving.
A tutor can help you reinforce what you already know, model new ways of learning, monitor your progress over several sessions and help you get ready to ask specific questions of your professor. Peer tutors have been trained to work with you in ways that your professor may not have time to do in class. Peer tutoring is a great supplement to attending class and office hours.
Each peer tutor is available for a minimum of seven hours of tutoring per week. Undergraduates at Case Western Reserve can schedule up to five tutoring appointments per week, all free of charge.
Scheduling Peer Tutoring Sessions
TutorTrac is the tool we use to schedule tutoring hours and locations. Multiple locations throughout campus are available for tutoring, including: virtual appointments, Kelvin Smith Library, Olin, Wade Tutoring Room and Fribley Tutoring Room.
If you are unable to find an available tutoring appointment on TutorTrac, please submit a tutoring request using the tutoring request form.
We strive to fulfill every request in a timely manner; however, this is not always possible. We can only fulfill a request if a qualified tutor is identified. While you are waiting for your request to be fulfilled, please make use of Supplemental Instruction (SI) as available and utilize office hours with the faculty member to answer and clarify any questions.
After submitting the tutoring request form, your request will be reviewed by the tutoring program supervisor. Once reviewed, current tutors will be contacted to find a tutor that matches your request. Once we have found a qualified tutor for your request, the tutor will reach out to you directly to schedule an appointment.
If you have any questions about scheduling tutoring sessions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessing Peer Tutoring Remotely
If you schedule an online tutoring appointment in TutorTrac for one of your classes, your appointment confirmation will include a link to Zoom. In order to access your appointment, you will need to log into TutorTrac five minutes prior to your appointment. A link will display on the main page for accessing your session.
If you have questions regarding accessing the peer tutor program, email email@example.com.
Want to Become a Peer Tutor?
If you are interested in joining the tutoring team, visit the Become a Peer Tutor webpage to learn about the information session, application and interview process.
Questions about becoming a peer tutor? Contact Shaun Hoversten, assistant director of academic support resources.
Spoken English Language Tutoring
Spoken English tutoring is available for improving pronunciation, conversational, and fluency skills. Appointments are on a first-come, first-serve basis for undergraduate and graduate students. Appointments can be made through TutorTrac.
Questions about spoken English language tutoring should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.