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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, the tutor's 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 their course to utilize CTLR services on assignments, it is the faculty member’s responsibility to make all students in their class aware of this individual policy.