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Peer Tutoring Program

Welcome to the Peer Tutoring Program!

The Peer Tutoring Program supports a total of 23 subjects: 20 undergraduate and 10 graduate.

As of the spring 2014 semester, we offer graduate peer tutoring in Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Education, Forensic Science, MBA, Statistics, and SPSS.

All peer tutors are undergraduates specializing in the courses that they support. Undergraduate Peer tutors primarily work with students on 1000- and 2000-level courses in and related to their major/majors. Peer tutors are a great resource as they have taken the same classes that you are taking, often with the same professor(s).  Therefore, they are prepared to give you “the inside scoop” on what you need to do, and how you should do it, to succeed in the course.

Our peer tutors are situated around campus, typically in areas associated with their department.  Therefore, you will find the Engineering tutors in the Buckman Hall 1st Floor Study Lounge, the Fire Science tutors in the Fire Science 1st floor lounge of Echlin Hall, and so forth. Students are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with a tutor, but will be seen on a first-come, first-served, walk-in basis.

You can make an appointment by calling reception at (203) 932-7215.

For more information, contact Kelly Halkyard, Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator, at (203) 479-4856 or Grad-PeerTutoring@NewHaven.edu.

You may also contact Debbie Malewicki, Director of the Peer Tutoring Program, at DMalewicki@NewHaven.edu or (203) 932-7415, or Jodi Shydlo, Associate Director of the Center for Learning Resources, at JShydlo@NewHaven.edu or (203) 932-7213.

 We look forward to helping you earn great grades this year!

  1. Subjects Offered

    Subjects tutored include:
    • Accounting
    • Art
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Computer Science (Undergraduate and Graduate)
    • Criminal Justice (Undergraduate and Graduate)
    • Dental Hygiene
    • EASC
    • Economics
    • Education (Graduate only)
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Finance
    • Fire Science
    • Fire Engineering
    • Forensic Science (Undergraduate and Graduate)
    • General Business
    • Marine Biology
    • Marketing
    • Mathematics
    • MBA (Graduate only)
    • Music
    • Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Physics
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Statistics and Quantitative Analysis
    • Theatre
  2. Become a Peer Tutor

    Our highly competent graduate and undergraduate student tutors are chosen based on the enthusiastic recommendations of their professors and exceptional grades in the courses they tutor.

    Undergraduate Peer Tutors

    Undergraduate peer tutors must have earned a 3.4 cumulative GPA and As in the courses they would like to support.  Tutor candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, application form, and availability form to the CLR in order to be considered for a position.  A letter of recommendation is also required from a faculty member who can attest to the candidate's skills in the area they would like to tutor. Transfer students might also be asked to provide a transcript from their previous institution.  Generally, students must be in their sophomore, junior, or senior year to be considered as a tutor candidate and must agree to a minimum of a one-year commitment.

    All peer tutors must undergo approximately 11 hours of training prior to the start of the term or during the first few weeks of the term, dependent on his/her hiring date.  Training will be paid at the normal hourly rate and will help the tutor to prepare for their work at the CLR by reviewing how to conduct a tutoring session and how to help all the diverse students the CLR serves. The CLR's training curriculum has been approved by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), so all tutors who complete the training and minimum number of contact tutoring hours will be eligible to be certified as a Level 1 Tutor, which is internationally-recognized.  Preterm meetings are held at the beginning of each term and are required for employment.

      If you are interested in tutoring in one of these areas, please submit the documentation listed above to Ms. Debbie Malewicki in the CLR.  If you have any questioned regarding this position, please feel free to contact the Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator at Grad-PeerTutoring@NewHaven.edu.
      Please note that tutors in the Peer Tutoring Program must be nominated by faculty in their department prior to applying. Undergraduate tutors must have completed at least one full year of classes prior to joining our staff.

      Graduate Peer Tutors

      Graduate peer tutors must have earned a 3.4 cumulative GPA and As in the courses they would like to support.  Graduate tutors may also apply to support courses from their undergraduate career.  Tutor candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, application form, and availability form to the CLR in order to be considered for a position.  A letter of recommendation is also required from a faculty member who can attest to the candidate's skills in the area they would like to tutor. Graduate tutors must also submit a transcript from their undergraduate institution if they wish to support courses  taken at another institution.  Graduate peer tutors are asked to make a minimum of a two to three trimester commitment.  Graduate peer tutors are not hired as teaching assistants, so they do not receive tuition benefits.

      All peer tutors must undergo approximately 11 hours of training prior to the start of the term or during the first few weeks of the term, dependent on his/her hiring date.  Training will be paid at the normal hourly rate and will help the tutor to prepare for their work at the CLR by reviewing how to conduct a tutoring session and how to help all the diverse students the CLR serves. The CLR's training curriculum has been approved by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), so all tutors who complete the training and minimum number of contact tutoring hours will be eligible to be certified as a Level 1 Tutor, which is internationally-recognized.  Preterm meetings are held at the beginning of each term and are required for employment.

      If you are interested in tutoring in one of these areas, please submit the documentation listed above to Ms. Debbie Malewicki in the CLR. If you have any questioned regarding this position, please feel free to contact the Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator at Grad-PeerTutoring@NewHaven.edu.

      Graduate Teaching Assistantships

      Graduate teaching assistants (TAs) must have earned a 3.4 cumulative GPA as an undergraduate student.  TAs must plan not to graduate before April 2014.   TA candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, application form, and availability form to the CLR in order to be considered for a position.  A letter of recommendation is also required from a faculty member who can attest to the candidate's skills in the area they would like to tutor. Graduate TAs must also submit a transcript from their undergraduate institution. Please see the job descriptions below for the teaching assistantships available at this time.

      All TAs must undergo approximately 11 hours of training prior to the start of the term or during the first few weeks of the term, dependent on his/her hiring date.  Training will be paid at the normal hourly rate and will help the tutor to prepare for their work at the CLR by reviewing how to conduct a tutoring session and how to help all the diverse students the CLR serves. The CLR's training curriculum has been approved by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), so all tutors who complete the training and minimum number of contact tutoring hours will be eligible to be certified as a Level 1 Tutor, which is internationally-recognized.  Preterm meetings are held at the beginning of each term and are required for employment. 

        If you are interested in a teaching assistantship, please submit the documentation listed above to Ms. Debbie Malewicki in the CLR. Any questions regarding available teaching assistantships may be sent to Ms. Malewicki at DMalewicki@newhaven.edu
        We appreciate your interest!  Qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.