Peer Tutoring

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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.

Drop-In Tutoring

Drop-in tutoring is available every day at the first floor of the Kelvin Smith Library! Consult the schedule grid below for times and course availability:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9am

BIOL 214
CHEM 106
CHEM 111
CHEM 113
ECON 102
ECON 103
MATH 126

BIOL 214
CHEM 106
CHEM 111
CHEM 113
ECON 102
ECON 103
MATH 126

BIOL 214
CHEM 106
CHEM 111
CHEM 113
ECON 102
ECON 103
MATH 126
BIOL 214
CHEM 106
CHEM 111
CHEM 113
ECON 102
ECON 103
MATH 126
BIOL 214
CHEM 106
CHEM 111
CHEM 113
ECON 102
ECON 103
MATH 126
10am   BIOL 214
CHEM 106
CHEM 111
CHEM 113
ECON 102
ECON 103
MATH 126
CHEM 106
CHEM 223
BIOL 214
CHEM 106
CHEM 111
CHEM 113
ECON 102
ECON 103
MATH 126
 
11am CSDS 132 CSDS 132
CSDS 233
CSDS 290
CSDS 344/444
CSDS 390/487
MATH 303
MATH 408
CSDS 132 CHEM 111
CSDS 132
CSDS 233
CSDS 290
CSDS 344/444
CSDS 390/487
MATH 303
MATH 408
CSDS 132
12pm CSDS 132 CSDS 132
CSDS 233
CSDS 290
CSDS 344/444
CSDS 390/487
MATH 303
MATH 408
CSDS 132 CHEM 111
CSDS 132
CSDS 233
CSDS 290
CSDS 344/444
CSDS 390/487
MATH 303
MATH 408
BIOL 214
BIOL 215
CSDS 132
MATH 126
1pm CHEM 111
CSDS 132
ENGR 145
MATH 121
MATH 122
MATH 223
MATH 304
PHYS 121
PHYS 122
MATH 126 CHEM 111
CSDS 132
ENGR 145
MATH 121
MATH 122
MATH 223
MATH 304
PHYS 121
PHYS 122
  BIOL 214
BIOL 215
CSDS 132
MATH 126
2pm CSDS 132
ENGR 145
MATH 121
MATH 122
MATH 223
MATH 304
PHYS 121
PHYS 122
MATH 126  CSDS 132
ENGR 145
MATH 121
MATH 122
MATH 223
MATH 304
PHYS 121
PHYS 122
CHEM 106 CHEM 106
CSDS 132 
MATH 126
CHEM 111 (2:30pm) CHEM 111
(2:30pm)
3pm   CHEM 111 CSDS 132 CHEM 106
CHEM 111
CHEM 106
CSDS 132 
MATH 120
MATH 121
MATH 122
MATH 125
MATH 126
4pm BIOL 214
BIOL 215
BIOL 216
CHEM 106
CHEM 111
CHEM 223
CHEM 224
MATH 126
BIOL 214
BIOL 215
  CHEM 106 CHEM 106
MATH 126
5pm BIOL 214
BIOL 215
BIOL 216
CHEM 106
CHEM 111
CHEM 223
CHEM 224
MATH 126
  CHEM 106
CSDS 132
CSDS 233
CSDS 290
CSDS 344/444
CSDS 390/487
MATH 303
MATH 408
   

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.

Access TutorTrac

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 tutoring@case.edu.

Accessing Peer Tutoring Remotely

When you schedule a 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 tutoring@case.edu.

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 David Paulik, assistant director for academic 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 Elise Geither, associate director, Spoken English Programs.