- What’s a Peer Tutor?
- How do I get a tutor?
- What Courses have available tutors?
- Do I have to be eligible to get a tutor?
- Can I have more than one tutor?
- Can I do both Group Tutorial and Drop-In Tutoring?
- What is Drop-in Tutoring?
- What do I need to understand about having a tutor?
- When/Where do I meet my tutor?
- How can I become a tutor?
- What other resources are there?
- When do tutorial services start and end?
- It has been 3 days since I was matched, but I have not heard from my tutor.
- I would like to request a specific tutor.
- My tutor request has been waitlisted.
- I missed my tutorial session, what is the policy for changing or making up a missed session?
What’s a Peer Tutor?
Peer Tutors are students like you! They understand your challenges and they are eager to help you learn. Tutors are trained in current tutoring practices and strategies, and have been highly successful in the courses they tutor.
How do I join a Group Tutorial?
First, check to see if peer tutoring is available for the course you are taking. If it is, follow these instructions to view and place yourself within a Group Tutorial. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
What Courses have available tutors?
Please see our current list of available courses.
Do I have to be eligible to join a Group Tutorial?
Can I join more than one Group Tutorial?
Can I do both Group Tutorial and Drop-In Tutoring?
What is Drop-in Tutoring?
Drop-In Tutoring is an opportunity for students in certain courses to study individually, or within a group, with the assistance of a trained Peer Tutor. You are welcome to drop by at any time during the scheduled times and stay for as long as you wish!
What do I need to understand about working with a Peer Tutor?
There are certain responsibilities for both the tutor and the tutee. The information on “Tutee Responsibilities” details your responsibilities and important information you need to know about having a tutor.
Group Tutorials meet weekly in a convenient public location on campus such as an empty classroom, the library, a dorm common area, or online. Your assigned tutor will inform you of your Group Tutorial details.
How can I become a Peer Tutor?
What other resources are there?
The ARC learning consultants are always available to meet with you to talk about learning strategies, approaches, and courses related challenges you may be facing. Contact us to make an appointment.
There are also numerous learning resources available to students beyond tutoring.
When do tutorial services start and end?
Tutorial services begin after the add/drop period and end on the last day of classes.
It has been 3 days since I joined a Group Tutorial and I have not been contacted by my tutor.
After placing yourself within a Group Tutorial you will receive a confirmation email you will find your tutor’s first and last name within 24-48 hours.. Please feel free to reach out to your tutor immediately after placing yourself within a group. You may use the Duke Directory to look up your tutors name and contact them. If you have not connected with your tutor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. When contacting us, provide your full name, the course for which you are receiving tutoring, and your tutor’s name.
I would like to request a specific tutor.
While completing your online Tutor Request, you will have the option to view all available Group Tutorials and the names of the tutors conducting each session. If the group for your specific tutor is full, you may select another group or place yourself on the "New Group Tutorial" alert list. All students on the New Group Tutorial Alert will be contacted whenever a new seat or Group Tutorial becomes available.
There are no available Group Tutorials for the times that I am available.
If there are no available Group Tutorials or times that work for your schedule, be sure to place yourself on the New Group Tutorial Alert so that you will be contacted once a new seat or Group Tutorial becomes available. Availability to within a Group Tutorial are first come, first served.
I missed my tutorial session. What is the policy for changing or making up a missed session?
If you are unable to attend your session, you must notify your tutor 24 hours in advance. Failure to communicate with your tutor will be considered a no-show, and means forfeiting your tutoring session for that week. After two no-show sessions, you are in jeopardy of forfeiting your placement within your group. Tutors are not required to wait longer than 20 minutes past the appointed time and not required to work past the scheduled ending time. Arriving more than 20 late to the scheduled time is considered a no-show.