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Tutoring Resource Center

Peer Tutoring

Tutoring is available by appointment in over 15 academic disciplines primarily in the Arts & Sciences including Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Psychology, and Social Sciences. Special requests are available for courses not currently being offered.  

Tutoring is FREE for all registered WCSU students. Sessions are between 1 – 1.5 hours in length and occur throughout the week depending on your tutor’s availability. Students are alloted up to 3 appointments per week in an effort to meet the needs of all WCSU students. All appointments are made through our schedule portal, MyWCOnline .


Search our scheduling portal to find a tutor and time works best for you

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What is a peer tutor?

A peer tutor is a current WCSU student who is skilled in a subject/content area, has been recommended by a faculty member. Peer tutors have strong academic skills and enjoys helping and teaching others. All TRC Tutors are peers who have taken the courses themselves and are trained to foster independent learning in a supportive environment.

Peer tutors work one-to-one with students or in small groups (2-5 people) to review course content, answer questions, clarify confusing material, help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills within their discipline, and identify effective learning and study strategies to help students master the content of their courses and become independent, strategic learners.

 

What specifically can a peer tutors help me with?
  • Review course materials through active-learning strategies
  • Clarify specific topic concepts, terms, and/or formulas taught in the course.
  • Demonstrate how to solve sample problem(s) that are similar to those in the chapter, assignment, or course.
  • Suggest and practice effective study skills and strategies such as drawing out diagrams or creating flashcards
  • Help prepare for tests through practice problems and review
  • Provide support and motivation

 

What should I do before my tutoring appointment?
  • First attempt the assignment, homework, formula, or project prior to coming to a tutoring session
  • Remember to bring lecture notes, textbook(s), calculator and all related materials
  • Come with prepared questions or problems similar to the ones you have highlighted in the appointment form
  • Arrive on time
  • Read your WCSU email to confirm appointment
  • Discuss the challenges you are having in your course with your professor

 

What will a peer tutor NOT be able to help with?
  • Help students cram for tests
  • Write the material for you
  • Predict grades on assignment(s)
  • Reenact the professor’s lecture – please go to class OR ask the professor for clarification during their office hours or before/after class.

 

What happens when I arrive at the Tutoring Resource Center?

Once you arrive for your appointment, please check-in with one of our TRC desk assistants or TRC Coordinator’s office on the second floor of Haas Library. If neither are present, please wait in the green cushioned chair underneath the blue sign that states: “Welcome to the Tutoring Resource Center.” Your tutor will arrive shortly and can be identified by their black STAFF lanyard with a TRC name tag.

 

What do I bring to my tutoring appointment?

Please bring any materials such as your textbook(s), course syllabus, lecture notes, or calculator you may need for tutoring.