Arts and Humanities (Architectural Studies, Art History, Art, Music, Philosophy)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (Accounting, Economics, Psychology)
STEM (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Hydrology, Physics)
INFORMATION ABOUT TUTORING:
Peer Tutors provide supplementary course-connected content instruction and support for students, with focus on introductory first-year and sophomore-year courses that create the greatest challenges for students. The overarching goal of peer tutoring at Connecticut College is to enable students to become independent learners. Tutors are employed by the College and are paid by the Academic Resource Center (ARC). The ARC provides tutoring to Connecticut College students at no additional cost.
The ARC offers individual and group tutoring options in order to support all of our students in the best possible way.
Peer tutoring groups are offered weekly in many subject areas. Please review the Peer Tutoring schedule by hovering your cursor over the “Tutoring” menu option above. Tutoring is broken out by discipline within larger disciplinary topic(e.g., Humanities).
When peer tutoring is not available or individual tutoring is needed, a request must be made to, and approved by, the tutoring coordinator. Click here to request a meeting with a Learning Specialist to discuss individual tutoring.
Individual tutoring is offered in a variety of courses, based on student need and tutor availability.
Students requesting tutoring are self-identified, or are referred to the program by professors, departments, programs, centers, the ARC, their adviser, or their class dean. Generally, students will be recommended to attend group tutoring if group sessions are offered for that class. After attending a group tutoring session, a tutor may refer a student for individual tutoring.
Assignment of individual tutors is done via the ARC and is based on availability and need. If other resources, such as group tutoring, are available, the ARC may refer the student to these resources before assigning an individual tutor for the course.
At times, faculty members will require the student to visit office hours and TA sessions prior to approving tutoring for the class. As such, students should consult with the faculty member prior to requesting tutoring resources.
If you would like more information on peer tutoring, please contact the Academic Resource Center (ARC) at ARC@conncoll.edu.
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