SASHP Peer Tutoring

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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 either the SAS Honors Program or the Rutgers Honors College.  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 take place at the Learning Centers on the College Avenue, Livingston, Busch, and Douglass campuses. There is no charge for our tutoring services.

Schedule a Tutoring Session

Peer tutoring 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!

Want to make the most of your tutoring experience? Follow these simple 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 on time and check-in with the Learning Center’s staff. If you must cancel your session after business hours or within 48 hours of your appointment, please contact the appropriate Learning Resource Center.
  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.

Please visit the RU Tutoring Scheduler to make an appointment. Students may use this service twice per week and schedule appointments up to two weeks in advance. 

To make an appointment, log in with your NetID and password. Select your course and hit the "List View" button at the bottom. You will then see all available tutors, with times and locations. Select the one you want, confirm the time and course, and make the appointment. You will receive a confirmation email with the appointment details (if you do not receive an email, the appointment was not processed).

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:

Interested in Being a Peer Tutor?

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.

SAS Honors Program students in good standing who have completed at least one semester at Rutgers are invited to apply to be a Peer Tutor. Tutors choose which course(s) they tutor, and only need to be available 2 hours per week. 

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

Qualifications: Applicants must have:

  • enthusiasm, patience, and a desire to assist fellow students
  • willingness to engage 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
  • availability to tutor at least 2 hours per week on a volunteer basis for the entirety of the Fall 2019 semester

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, but must be received no later than 
                                         Monday, September 9, 2019 by 8:00am.

Apply to be a Peer Tutor for Fall 2019

For questions about the Tutoring Program, please contact Dean Ackerman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dorene Pardun This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peer Tutors 

Specific course offerings may vary each semester, depending on each tutor’s availability. 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
  • 01:220:102 Intro to Microeconomics
  • 01:220:103 Intro to Macroeconomics
  • 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
  • 01:750:203 General Physics or 01:750:271 Honors Physics
  • 01:750:204 General Physics or 01:750:272 Honors Physics

Don’t see your course listed here? We have many more, including classes within the humanities and social sciences! For a full list of current subjects offered, please visit the RU Tutoring Scheduler.

Please visit the RU Tutoring Scheduler to make an appointment. Students may use this service twice per week and schedule appointments up to two weeks in advance.  

To make an appointment, log in with your NetID and password. Select your course and hit the "List View" button at the bottom. You will then see all available tutors, with times and locations. Select the one you want, confirm the time and course, and make the appointment. You will receive a confirmation email with the appointment details (if you do not receive an email, the appointment was not processed).

All Peer Tutoring appointments take place in the Learning Centers located on each New Brunswick campus.
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:

All Rutgers-New Brunswick Students Can Use the Peer Tutoring Program!

Want to make the most of your tutoring experience? Follow these simple 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 on time and check-in with the Learning Center’s staff. If you must cancel your session after business hours or within 48 hours of your appointment, please contact the appropriate Learning Resource Center.
  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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