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Appointment-Based Peer Tutoring

The Science Learning Center (SLC) provides appointment-based, small group tutoring for select groups of eligible students (detailed further below). 

Which courses are supported by Appointment-Based Peer Tutoring?

  • Biology 171, 172, 225, 305, and MCDB 310
  • Chemistry 130, 210, 215, 230, 260/261, and 351
  • Physics 135, 140, 235, and 240


Who qualifies for Appointment-Based Peer Tutoring?

Students enrolled in the above courses who are in one of the following groups:

  • Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP)
  • Douglass Houghton Scholars Program (DHSP)
  • Transfer students
  • Students registered with Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
  • Students on Academic Probation
  • Kessler Scholars

During Fall, Winter and Spring terms, if you meet the above criteria, please do the following to obtain a tutoring appointment:

1. Register for an SLC study group or join the waitlist for the relevant course by clicking here. Registration for these groups is open all semester.

2. Once you have joined a study group, you can then schedule appointment-based tutoring online here.

*Students may also qualify due to special academic circumstances, including but not limited to students on academic probation.

NOTE: If you do not qualify for Appointment-Based tutoring, you may utilize SLC's Drop-In Peer Tutoring for some courses.

Due to the limited availability of appointments, peer tutors often work with two students per session.


  • Supportive, focused and on-task assistance
  • Assistance with developing strategies for understanding concepts, solving problems, and preparing for exams
  • Guidance on homework problems


What students are saying about Appointment-Based Peer Tutoring: