SASHP Peer Tutoring

Fall 2023 Peer Tutoring will begin the week of September 18

The School of Arts & Sciences Honors Program (SASHP) Peer Tutoring offers free one-on-one peer tutoring to undergraduate Rutgers University students in a variety of academic subjects.  Our volunteer Peer Tutors are undergraduate students who are enthusiastic about helping their peers be successful in their college courses. All tutors have earned high grades in the courses that they tutor and are members of a Rutgers Honors community.  Peer Tutors complete 6 hours of training through the Rutgers Learning Centers in order to be certified to tutor.

Students seek peer tutoring for many reasons, including:

  • review concepts they are currently learning
  • deepen their understanding of subject matter they have already learned
  • prepare for an exam
  • receive assistance in addition to the help provided by the professor/TA

Students desiring tutoring assistance can book one-on-one, face-to-face peer tutoring appointments via our online scheduler.  All tutoring sessions are one hour in length, and there is no charge for our tutoring services. 

Peer tutoring typically begins the second week of the fall and spring semesters and ends on the last day of classes.  Tutoring is not available during the summer or winter sessions.

  All Rutgers-New Brunswick students can get FREE one-on-one peer tutoring!

Students may schedule appointments up to 4 times a week, at least 48 hours in advance. 

Interested in Volunteering as a Peer Tutor?

Fall 2023 Tutor Application - CLICK HERE to apply!

Do you want to improve your critical thinking and leadership skills? Are you looking for a way to sharpen your academic knowledge while serving the Rutgers community? Volunteer to tutor fellow students! As little as 2 hours of your time each week can make a difference.

Eligibility: Undergraduate honors students in good academic standing with the SAS Honors Program, Rutgers Honors College, SEBS Honors Program, or SOE Engineering Academy who have completed at least one semester at Rutgers.

Application Deadline:  Friday, September 15, 2023 

Qualifications: Applicants must have:

  • enthusiasm, patience, and a desire to assist fellow students;
  • a willingness to engage fully in tutor training and learn pedagogical skills;
  • the ability to communicate clearly, professionally, and in a timely manner with students and staff;
  • the ability to perform tutoring duties ethically and confidentially; and
  • availability to tutor at least 2 hours per week on a volunteer basis for the entirety of the Spring 2023 semester.

For questions about SASHP Peer Tutoring, please contact Amanda Ackerman, Assistant Dean: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Specific course offerings may vary each semester, depending on each tutor’s availability.  After you download the Penji App and create your account with your RU email, enter the course you need assistance with.  All courses are entered by number ex. 01:160:161 for Chemistry.

Commonly tutored subjects include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 01:119:101 General Biology
  • 01:119:102 General Biology
  • 01:160:161 General Chemistry or 01:160:163 Honors General Chemistry
  • 01:160:162 General Chemistry or 01:160:164 Honors General Chemistry
  • 01:160:307 Organic Chemistry or 01:160:315 Honors Organic Chemistry
  • 01:160:308 Organic Chemistry or 01:160:316 Honors Organic Chemistry
  • 01:198:111 Intro to Computer Science
  • 01:198:112 Data Structures
  • 01:198:205 Intro to Discrete Structures I
  • 01:198:206 Intro to Discrete Structures II
  • 01:220:102 Intro to Microeconomics
  • 01:220:103 Intro to Macroeconomics
  • 01:220:320 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
  • 01:220:321 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
  • 01:447:380 Genetics
  • 01:447:390 General Microbiology
  • 01:640:025 Elementary Algebra
  • 01:640:026 Intermediate Algebra
  • 01:640:103 Topics in Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
  • 01:640:111 Precalculus Part I
  • 01:640:112 Precalculus Part II
  • 01:640:115 Precalculus College Mathematics
  • 01:640:135 Calculus I
  • 01:640:136 Calculus II
  • 01:640:151 Calculus for Mathematics and Physical Sciences
  • 01:640:152 Calculus for Mathematics and Physical Sciences
  • 01:640:250 Intro to Linear Algebra
  • 01:640:251 Multivariable Calculus
  • 01:750:203 General Physics or 01:750:271 Honors Physics
  • 01:750:204 General Physics or 01:750:272 Honors Physics

Fall 2023 Peer Tutoring will begin the week of September 18.

Peer Tutoring is not offered during winter or summer breaks. Tutoring sessions may be limited or unavailable during Spring Break.

SASHP Peer Tutoring has partnered with Penji to provide a simple mobile experience for connecting with tutors. Download Penji on iOS or Android to use on your mobile phone (preferred), or use the web version. Create an account using your Rutgers email to get started.

Peer tutoring sessions take place either via Zoom or at the Learning Centers on each campus.  For online tutoring you will need a tablet or computer, preferably with a microphone and camera.

Tutees can schedule a maximum of 4 sessions per week. Appointments must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance to allow the Tutor time to be well prepared for the session. 

**If you have created your Penji account and you do not find the undergraduate course you need assistance with, please use this form to request a course that is currently not offered by the SASHP Peer Tutoring Program.  Click here

Penji Quickstart Video  |  Penji Appointment Scheduling How-To Video

You will be able to search for the course you would like tutoring in by course number (i.e. 01:640:151) or by name (i.e. Calculus I).

Online tutoring hours: 9:00am - 11:00pm, 7 days per week.  In-person tutoring hours are within the hours of the Learning Centers.

For scheduling questions, please email Amanda Ackerman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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For your convenience, Peer Tutoring offers appointments both in person (in the Learning Centers) & online (via Zoom). 

Students are also encouraged to visit any of the Rutgers Learning Centers on each campus for group tutoring, academic coaching and other assistance in their courses. Their locations are:

Want to make the most of your tutoring experience? Follow these steps for academic success:

  1. Go to class, talk to your professor, and attend office hours to discuss any problems you might be having in the course. Tutoring is meant to supplement instruction—not take the place of your class.
  2. Arrive at your tutoring session a few minutes early and check-in with the Learning Center’s staff. If you cannot attend your session, be sure to cancel it in Penji and/or contact your tutor.
  3. Be positive! Learning new or challenging material can be stressful at first, but remaining positive allows you to fully concentrate on the task at hand.
  4. Take an active role in your learning. Come to the tutoring session prepared with your class notes, textbook, and any necessary tools (e.g., calculator, pencil, pen).
  5. Ask questions—lots of them! A tutor is not a lecturer, and collaborative environments are often the most successful ones for learning.

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