10.1.5. Peer Tutoring and Writing Center

Peer tutoring is available in over 30 courses and across most academic disciplines, with an emphasis on 100- and 200-level courses. To qualify as a peer tutor, any student must have earned a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of their application, and course-specific tutor applicants must additionally have received a grade of “B” or higher in the course in which they wish to tutor. All tutors complete a mandatory training program sponsored by the office of student success prior to their assignment. General writing consultants are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and display a strong knowledge of writing style and form, as evidenced by a professor’s recommendation. Writing consultants are trained to be responsive to a student’s particular needs, to help students identify their writing strengths and weaknesses, and to help the student build confidence in their academic capabilities.