Peer Tutoring Center

Marian University's peer tutoring program is a free resource and service offered through the Office of Academic Engagement. Our goal is to help you develop confidence and the skills necessary to be successful at the university level.

The Peer Tutor Center is located on the first floor of the library. Tutoring is provided on an individual basis or in small groups. Individual tutoring sessions take place primarily in the Peer Tutoring Center. In addition, students may request a tutoring appointment to occur in study lounges, other locations in the library, Alumni Hall, or the Evans Center open study areas.

***Students can also request WebEx virtual appointments. Students will have to email (see individual tutor emails below) if a virtual appointment is needed.

Walk-in tutoring hours also available and take place in the Peer Tutor Center.

Tutoring is available for most entry-level courses, and many upper level courses. If you do not see a course listed below, please reach out to the PTC staff. Please note that we may be unable to guarantee that a tutor can be found for every courses offered at the university.

How to Book a Tutor

Walk-in Tutoring

Students studying in Peer Tutor CenterWalk-In Tutoring takes place in the Peer Tutor Center.

When you attend sessions during walk-in tutoring, please make sure you bring all class materials with you. This would include text books, assignment descriptions, syllabus, paper, and writing utensils. Bring your calculator if needed for the course.

Walk-in hours for the Peer Tutor Center begin the second week of the semester. The center follows the university calendar and is closed during all-campus masses and university holidays. Tutoring is available until 10:00 pm each weekday. Tutoring is closed during final exams week.

The Walk-In Tutoring schedule is listed below.

Peer Tutoring Schedule

*The Schedule will be updated at the beginning of the Fall Semester. 

Tutoring services are offered Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 10:00pm starting Monday August 30th.

All of our tutors have been hand-selected by Marian University faculty members. Only students who have displayed success in the classroom, possess well-developed communication skills, and share an enthusiasm for helping others are chosen as peer tutors. After being selected, tutors participate in a training program to develop their skills as peer leaders.

Student Cancellation Policy                                                     

Unless there is an emergency, the student is required to contact the tutor at least Six (6) hours prior to your tutoring session. Failure to do so could result in the loss of tutoring privileges. The consequences are outlined below. 

  • After the 1st No Show, the student may receive a Written notice & reminder of the Attendance Policy
  • After the 2nd No Show/repeated cancelations, the student could face temporary suspension from services and a meeting with Director of Academic Engagement could be required in order for services to be reinstated.
  • If services have been reinstated for student and the student misses a third (3rd) session, future tutoring sessions are revoked. Student must meet with the Director of Academic Engagement before services can be used for future semester.

Tips to Ensure Your Peer Tutoring Experience is Great

  • Bring all of your materials to the tutoring session (e.g., syllabus, textbook, lecture notes, assignments, problems, lab books, paper drafts, past tests, etc.). This will help the tutor know exactly what you are doing in class and help set reasonable goals for the session.
  • Do the assigned reading and homework before the session. When you prepare for the tutoring session, write down specific questions you have or concepts you want to discuss with your tutor.
  • Ask the tutor to explain not only specific or difficult concepts, but also share study and learning strategies. Your tutor has successfully completed the course and has been recommended by a Marian University faculty member. They know what it takes to be successful in the course!
  • Do not be afraid to stop the tutor if they are going too fast or telling you too much information at once. Remember, the tutor is there to help you. Never hesitate to ask for clarification. It's ok to say, “I still don’t get it, let’s do it again.”
  • Review the material on your own soon after the session. While tutoring can be a valuable academic resource, it still requires you to attend class and study the material on your own.
  • Talk with other students and consider participating in a study group.
  • Tutors are available to help you, but do not expect the tutor to do your work for you. Tutors will not help with take-home exams. Likewise, tutors will not do your homework for you.

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