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 offers individual and group tutoring options in order to support all of our students in the best possible way. Individual tutoring is offered in a variety of courses, based on student need and tutor availability. Please speak with the ARC to learn more about these offerings.
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 student may be referred to these resources before assigning a 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.
Students requesting tutoring are self-identified, or are referred to the program by professors, departments, programs or centers, the ARC, their adviser, or their class dean. Generally, students will be recommended to attend group tutoring. After attending a group tutoring session, a tutor may refer a student for individual tutoring.
To request an individual tutor, please complete a Tutor Request Form. This form must be completed at the beginning of each semester or at the time when tutoring is being requested. Once reviewed by the ARC, students will be assigned a tutor through the ARC. All tutoring assignments must be requested and approved through the ARC. Payment will not be made to tutors for sessions not approved through the ARC.
When requesting an individual tutor, students must submit their schedules, noting availability. Doing this will allow the ARC to match tutors and tutees accordingly.
Many resources are available through the Academic Resource Center. For more information or to schedule an individual appointment, please visit us or contact Academic Resource Center (ARC) at ARC@conncoll.edu, or 860-439-5294.