Why Peer Tutoring?
Peer tutoring, just like other content-level support structures, is a free resource for every student taking introductory STEM and language courses, including you. Peer tutoring is founded on the idea that learning happens best in community and partnership and that students see themselves more clearly as learner-scholars when they are able to navigate the rigorous learning demands at Haverford. The challenging aspect of this journey, perhaps, is how we develop our strategic knowledge–knowing when and where to use the facts, concepts, and skills we’ve learned–and identifying the tools, skills, and approaches of a particular discipline.
What Can I Expect from Peer Tutoring?
Peer tutors support your strategic mastery of a course by creating a safe space where you can break down the way a problem or concept is structured and the tools, skills and discipline-specific approaches involved. Because peer tutoring is about developing your knowledge and skills, you can meet with a peer tutor at any stage in the learning process. With that said, we encourage you to sign-in early and make consistent use of tutoring; you’ll find this support structure more useful as a result.
If you have a specific question about your homework, however, consider meeting with your TA or Question Center staff person.
How Do I Access Peer Tutoring?
We support students in 17 disciplines (about 40 courses!) and tend to meet with students weekly or as needed. To sign-up for tutoring:
- Go to Penji, our online scheduling system.
- Enter your student information, choose the courses you want to be tutored in, and find a tutor who matches up with your schedule.
These instructions can be found on Penji’s support page for student users as well. We’re looking forward to working with you!
Before your first session, please review the following tips for making the most of your tutoring session. You are also welcome to register for a “Peer Tutoring: Unwrapped” Info Session. Finally, if you are having trouble accessing tutoring, please reach out to Gabriel Angrand at gangrand [at] haverford.edu or sign up for a Peer Tutoring Troubleshooting Session.
Interested in a career in education, medicine, law, or the nonprofit sector? Want to give back to the community? Become a peer tutor!