Faculty and Staff Professionals
Middlebury College students may meet with faculty and professional staff for Tutoring in Writing, ESOL Support, Quantitative Skills Support, Study Skills, and Time Management.
CTLR Statement on Tutoring Services
At CTLR, students enrich their learning in Middlebury classes by working with professional and peer tutors. We affirm that the expert and primary resource for each class is the faculty member, and we encourage students to take advantage of this expertise by seeking assistance during faculty office hours.
CTLR professional and peer tutors are the “outside of class” College-sanctioned authorized academic aid for Middlebury students.
Peer content tutors are trained to assist students by clarifying concepts covered in class or in readings for class. Tutors are trained to employ best practices for peer-to-peer learning and to respect the College Honor Code while working to enhance students’ understanding of course material.
Peer writing tutors are trained to help tutees with every phase of the writing process. Their goal is to assist the tutee in writing the best paper the tutee can write, not the best paper the tutor can write. Peer writing tutors receive training on how to assist students in developing as college writers while being mindful of the College Honor Code.
It is CTLR policy that professional and peer tutors do not assist students with work on take-home exams.
If a peer writing tutor or mentor is assigned to a CW course or FYSE course, his/her role is to assist students in improving as college writers. Writing tutors and mentors work in concert with the faculty member teaching that class, and they do not take the place of the faculty member. The tutor does not grade assignments or serve as a substitute teacher for the faculty member.
Because CTLR is the College-sanctioned authorized aid, if a faculty member does not want the students in his/her course to utilize CTLR services on assignments, it is the faculty member’s responsibility to make all students in his/her class aware of this individual policy.
Peer Tutoring and Mentoring
Peer Tutors, Peer Writing Tutors, and FYSE Mentors are Middlebury College students who assist Middlebury students in content areas, writing, oral presentation, time management, and study skills.
- Peer Tutors offer peer-guided Study Groups for many courses, scheduled review sessions, and some one-on-one tutoring sessions. All Middlebury students are welcome to attend.
- Quantitative Peer Tutors assist students in courses that have moderate to significant mathematics content, including courses in mathematics, science, and social science.
- Peer Foreign Language Tutors work with students enrolled in foreign language courses.
- Peer Writing Tutors can help students with every phase of the writing process and are available Sunday-Thursday, 7:30-midnight during the spring and fall semesters (except during school vacations). Peer writing tutors can also help with oral presentation skills.
- FYSE Mentors are assigned to a FYSE course. They help students with the writing process and can assist students with time management, study skills and oral presentation skills.