Peer2Peer Tutoring

Whether you need help with this week’s assignment, a concept in a core course or just getting your life a little more organized – Peer 2 Peer Tutoring is here. All tutors have completed a 10-hour training program, developed in accordance with the requirements of the College Reading and Learning Association certification program.  All tutoring sessions are conducted in Samuelson Hall, the entrance is located around the corner from the TCU Post Office.

Academic Strategies

Peer tutors are available to help any students in any major, schedule an appointment online for help in these areas:

Reading Comprehension     Procrastination         Motivation     Stress Management

Subject Area Tutoring

Appointments are available on a rolling calendar, up to 14 days in advance. 

New appointments become available to schedule every day.  Email tutoring@tcu.edu for questions.  

Qualified undergraduate and graduate tutors are available to help students in these high-demand subject areas:

Unity and Cells (BIOL 10503)

Individual Appointments

Group Appointments (up to 4 students)

Diversity and Organisms (BIOL 10513)

Individual Appointments

Group Appointments (up to 4 students)

Cell/Molecular/Developmental Biology (BIOL 30603)

Individual Appointments

Anatomy & Physiology (BIOL 20204 & BIOL 20214)

Individual Appointments

Group Appointments (up to 4 students)

Microbiology of Human Disease (BIOL 20234)

Individual Appointments

Group Appointments (up to 4 students)

*Tutoring appointments can be scheduled up to 14 days in advance on a rolling schedule.  New appointments will become available daily.

Business Statistics (Statistical Analysis, INSC 20153)

Individual Appointments

*Tutoring appointments can be scheduled up to 14 days in advance on a rolling schedule.  New appointments will become available daily.

General Chemistry (CHEM 10113 & CHEM 10123)

Individual Appointments

Group Appointments (up to 4 students)

Organic Chemistry (CHEM 30123 & CHEM 30133)

Individual Appointments

Group Appointments (up to 4 students)

*Tutoring appointments can be scheduled up to 14 days in advance on a rolling schedule.  New appointments will become available daily.

Intro to Programming (COSC 10403)

Individual Appointments

*Tutoring appointments can be scheduled up to 14 days in advance on a rolling schedule.  New appointments will become available daily.

Intro to Microeconomics (ECON 10223)

Individual Appointments

Group Appointments (up to 4 students)

Intro to Macroeconomics (ECON 10233)

Individual Appointments

Group Appointments (up to 4 students)

*Tutoring appointments can be scheduled up to 14 days in advance on a rolling schedule.  New appointments will become available daily.

Circuit Analysis I & II (ENGR 10402 & 20404)

Individual Appointment

*Tutoring appointments can be scheduled up to 14 days in advance on a rolling schedule.  New appointments will become available daily.

 

Applied Calculus (MATH 10283)

Individual Appointment

Applied PreCalculus (MATH 10273)

Individual Appointment

Calculus I (MATH 10524)

Individual Appointment

Calculus II (MATH 20524)

Individual Appointment

Elementary Statistics (MATH 10043)

Individual Appointment

PreCalculus with Trigonometry (MATH 10054)

Individual Appointment

Topics in Mathematics (MATH 10033)

Individual Appointment

*The TCU Math Clinic offers free drop-in tutoring for undergraduates taking math classes. Students can either visit the Math Clinic in TUC 240, or via Zoom link. For hours and tutors, visit their web page.

**Tutoring appointments can be scheduled up to 14 days in advance on a rolling schedule.  New appointments will become available daily.

Anatomy & Physiology (BIOL 20204 & BIOL 20214)

Individual Appointments

Group Appointments (up to 4 students)

Microbiology of Human Disease (BIOL 20234)

Individual Appointments

Group Appointments (up to 4 students)

*Tutoring appointments can be scheduled up to 14 days in advance on a rolling schedule.  New appointments will become available daily.

Academic Strategies

*for specific subject area tutoring, click on the subject you need above.

Peer tutors available to help any students in any major with areas including:

  • Study Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Procrastination
  • Motivation
  • Stress Management

Individual Appointments

*Tutoring appointments can be scheduled up to 14 days in advance on a rolling schedule.  New appointments will become available daily.

The TCU Peer2Peer Tutoring Program is proud to be certified by The College Reading and Learning Association
through the International Tutor Training Program.

Tutoring Policies & FAQ's

Peer2Peer Tutoring Policies

  • To ensure availability for as many students as possible, please limit the number of appointments you schedule to 1 per day and no more than 5 per month.  Any appointments over these limits will be canceled.
  • To respect the tutors’ and other students’ time, please arrive at your appointment on time and leave your appointment at its scheduled end time.  Please do not request to stay for another student’s appointment.  The policy of Peer2Peer Tutoring is to allow one student per individual appointment time so students will feel comfortable to ask questions and receive the assistance and attention from the tutor that they signed up to meet with.
  • If you are unable to find a tutoring time that works with your schedule, please email tutoring@tcu.edu for assistance.

 

Peer2Peer Tutoring FAQs

What is the role of a tutor?

Tutors are able to assist students with classwork by explaining concepts and providing suggestions for effective ways to learn subject-specific material. Tutors are not a substitute for attending class and are not instructors, however, they are students who have shown a high level of understanding in the areas they tutor. Tutors are available to help you better understand information from your courses, not to complete your assignments for you or provide you with answers to specific homework problems.

How do you decide what courses to offer tutoring in?

Courses offered through Peer2Peer tutoring have high rates of drop, failure, or withdrawal.

Who are the Peer2Peer Tutors?

Peer2Peer Tutors are current TCU students who have made a B+ or above in the courses they tutor for and have been recommended by TCU faculty who teach the subject area they tutor for. Peer2Peer Tutors attend a 10-hour training required by our certifying body, the College Reading & Learning Association.

Who is eligible to use Peer2Peer Tutoring?

Peer2Peer Tutoring is available to all TCU undergraduate students for courses in which they are currently enrolled.

How much does Peer2Peer Tutoring cost?

All tutoring services provided by Peer2Peer are at no additional cost to students.

When can I get tutored?

Tutoring is available seven days a week. Sessions scheduled Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. are held in person in the Student Success Center. Sessions scheduled anytime on Saturday or Sunday are held on Zoom.

Where are tutoring sessions held?

Tutoring sessions are primarily held in person in the Student Success Center located on the garden level of Samuelson Hall. The entrance is located in the courtyard around the corner from the TCU post office by the Colby cut-through. Appointments on weekends are held on Zoom.  Students will receive an email confirmation prior to their appointment including the location and when applicable, the Zoom link.

What time should I arrive for my tutoring appointment?

Please arrive a few minutes before your session starts to make sure your appointment begins on time. If you’re running late for your appointment, please email tutoring@tcu.edu or call 817-257-8345. When you arrive for your appointment, be proactive and speak to the person at the reception desk if available, or seek out your tutoring room/tutor by walking around the suite and checking the names on the doors. You may also pop into any of the offices of professional staff members if you cannot find your room/tutor. Failure to make your presence known as someone with a tutoring appointment might result in a shorter or missed appointment.

How far in advance do I need to cancel my appointment?

Students are able to cancel right before a scheduled appointment; however, we prefer that you cancel at least 24 hours in advance so other students have the opportunity to make an appointment. You will receive a link to cancel or reschedule your appointment in your confirmation email. If you cannot find that link you can email tutoring@tcu.edu or call 817-257-8345.

How many appointments can I reserve at one time?

Students may schedule no more than one tutoring appointment per subject per day.

What happens if I don’t cancel and don’t show up for my appointment?

It will be noted in our appointment tracking system that you were a “no-show” for your appointment. If you fail to show up for several appointments and do not cancel them properly, your future appointments may be canceled and you will need to meet with a Peer2Peer staff member before resuming your use of Peer2Peer Tutoring. Remember, if you book an appointment and don’t show up for it, then that takes away the opportunity for someone else to attend that appointment and benefit from tutoring.

What if I’m late for my appointment?

If you are more than 10 minutes late with no communication to Peer2Peer staff, you will be entered as a no-show and your tutor may be reassigned.

How much time do I get with my tutor?

Individual tutoring appointments are scheduled to be 45 minutes long and group appointments are scheduled to be one hour.

How can I prepare for my tutoring session?

♦ Share the specific concepts you would like to work on when you schedule your appointment so that your assigned tutor can best prepare to assist you.

♦ Come to your appointment prepared by going over the information you wish to discuss, bringing all of your course materials, and arriving on time.

♦ Remember your tutor is a student, not an instructor. There may be concepts that your tutor is not as familiar with and they may not always know the answers to all of your questions. They are prepared for this possibility and will help you find the explanation you need.

How do I become a tutor?

Tutors can either apply via our online application or be recommended by a faculty member. The tutoring application will open mid-semester during both fall and spring and will be available on our website.

2022-2023 Tutor Application

Submit your application here.

Peer2Peer Tutoring is a joint initiative between the Provost’s Office and the Office of Student Success.  Peer2Peer Tutors are trained according to the College Reading & Learning Association International Tutor Training Program and will receive a certification upon completion of training. Tutors are paid $15.00 per hour and are typically assigned 2 to 8 hours per week depending upon their schedule.  Tutoring is offered for high-demand classes that have higher rates of drop/withdrawal/failure.  Subject areas we currently offer tutoring in are:

  • Academic Strategies (Peer tutors who help any student in any major in areas including Study Skills, Reading Comprehension, Procrastination, Motivation, Stress Management)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • Nursing

See a list of specific classes offered above.

 

If you have other questions, email tutoring@tcu.edu

Interested in working as a Peer2Peer Tutor?  Complete this form and we’ll notify you when our application opens!

Tutor Interest Form

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