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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. Tutors provide:

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

Which courses are supported by Appointment-Based Peer Tutoring?

  • Astronomy 101, 102
  • Biology 171, 172, 225, 305
  • MCDB 310, 322
  • Chemistry 130, 210, 215, 230, 260/261, 351
  • Physics 140, 150, 240, 250
  • Math 105, 115, 116, 215, 216

All courses support up to two students at one appointment time.


Who qualifies for Appointment-Based Peer Tutoring each term?

Fall/Winter Terms

  • Blavin Scholars Program
  • Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP)
  • Douglass Houghton Scholars Program (DHSP)
  • HAIL Scholars
  • Health Science Scholars Program (HSSP)
  • Kessler Scholars
  • Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars (MRADS)
  • Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) SuccessConnects
  • Posse Scholars
  • Students on Academic Notice
  • Students registered with Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
    [Click here to complete the SSD-SLC Appointment-Based Tutoring Form]
  • Transfer students
  • U.P. Scholars
  • Women in Science and Engineering Residential Program (WISE-RP)

Spring Term

  • Everyone in the above eligible groups
  • Everyone enrolled in Physics 240

Summer Term

  • Everyone enrolled in a supported course

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

Where do Appointment-Based Tutoring sessions take place?

In-Person Appointments:

All in-person tutoring appointments will be located in the SLC Main Tutoring Room (1720 Chem). Please arrive a few minutes before the start of your session to check in and meet your tutor.  

Online Appointments:

About 5 minutes before the start of your scheduled appointment, the SLC tutor you are meeting with will send you an email containing a Zoom link (please note this will come to your email).

What if I can find an appointment time that fits my schedule?

If you cannot find a tutor appointment that works for you on the current schedule, please email We will ask the tutors if someone can open a day and time that works with your schedule.

What if I can't login to the WCONLINE scheduling system?

If you cannot access the scheduling system, please email for assistance in activating your account.

Please NoteAppointments cancelled less than twelve hours before the appointment or students who are more than 15 minutes late will be marked as "no-shows." Students who are marked as a "no-show" two or more times during the same semester will have their account temporarily deactivated.  Accounts can be reactivated by meeting with the Tutoring Program Manager.

What students are saying about Appointment-Based Peer Tutoring: