Peer Tutoring

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Peer tutors are your fellow students who are trained to work with you on an individual and/or small-group basis. Tutors can help clarify course content and assignments, connect class notes and reading 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.

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.

TutorTrac is the tool we use to schedule tutoring hours and locations. Multiple locations throughout campus are available for tutoring, including: Kelvin Smith Library, Olin, Wade Tutoring Room and Fribley Tutoring Room. 

Want to Become a Peer Tutor?

If you are interested in joining the tutoring team, start by reading the Peer Tutor Position Description (PDF) and submit an application and faculty recommendations.

  • Peer Tutor application
  • Faculty Recommendation form (Access restricted to faculty and staff.) Tutor applicants must forward a link to this page to the respective faculty member asking them to complete and submit the form. When applying to tutor multiple courses within a department, one faculty recommendation from the department is sufficient. 

After you submit your completed application and your faculty recommendations are received, you may be asked to attend a brief interview depending on the demand for tutoring in your specialty areas. Otherwise, your application will be kept on file for the remainder of the semester should additional tutors in your specialty areas be needed.

Questions? Contact Jenn DeSantis, assistant director, 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.