A student in the stacks at Davis Library.

CTLR’s professional staff and peer tutors partner with students to help enrich your academic experience at Middlebury. There is no charge for our services.

Contacting CTLR

CTLR members and services are currently all remote. To communicate with the center please see our online information, email ctlr@middlebury.edu or call 802-443-3131 and leave a message.

To schedule an individual appointment with a professional tutor or peer tutor, see go/appt.

Share Your Comments

The class of 2025 is getting the happy news and a new group of Febs are starting shortly. Do you have any advice or comments about the CTLR and academic support you’d like to share? Complete our feedback form to let them know.

Searchable Student Resources

Handouts, planners, guides and other academic resources are stored together in the Student Resources Google Folder accessible to the Middlebury community. If you have something you think should be included or linked email ctlr@middlebury.edu with your suggestion.

Center Hours

Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Peer and professional tutoring is available when fall and spring classes are in session. During the winter term, professional tutors have limited hours and peer tutoring is not available.

Break Information

  • The CTLR may be open but faculty and staff have limited availability during school breaks. Please confirm your meetings.
  • Peer tutoring only occurs on nights before classes occur and may be limited adjacent to breaks due to tutor availability.

Student Events

  • Mindfulness Writing Challenge (1/22)

    Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
    Time: All Day Event
    Location: Online via Zoom
    Do you find yourself continuously stressed and unable to “be in the moment”?
    Are you nervous about not having enough to do during breaks and times of the year with little schoolwork to complete?
    Do you want to learn more about yourself and your habits of mind?
    Do you like to write and think?
    Do you hate writing and thinking?
    Are you interested in mindfulness and other contemplative practices? If you answered yes to any of these questions (and even if you answered no), then the winter term mindfulness writing challenge is for you! Each week, the Writing Center in the CTLR will share information about mindfulness and other contemplative writing practices along with a short mindfulness writing activity to complete. A peer writing tutor will be available throughout the challenge to support and mentor you through the process. At the end of the challenge, the Writing Center Director—Professor Giaimo—and peer tutor Ericka Perez (’23) will invite participants to gather to share their writing, reflect on the challenges, and connect with one another. Students can engage in the challenge at their own pace and at their discretion. Register at any point in the session to participate in one or all the mindfulness actvities to write, experiment, reflect, and think with us in a low pressure, low stakes way.

  • Mindfulness Writing Challenge (1/29)

    Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
    Time: All Day Event
    Location: Online via Zoom
    Do you find yourself continuously stressed and unable to “be in the moment”?
    Are you nervous about not having enough to do during breaks and times of the year with little schoolwork to complete?
    Do you want to learn more about yourself and your habits of mind?
    Do you like to write and think?
    Do you hate writing and thinking?
    Are you interested in mindfulness and other contemplative practices? If you answered yes to any of these questions (and even if you answered no), then the winter term mindfulness writing challenge is for you! Each week, the Writing Center in the CTLR will share information about mindfulness and other contemplative writing practices along with a short mindfulness writing activity to complete. A peer writing tutor will be available throughout the challenge to support and mentor you through the process. At the end of the challenge, the Writing Center Director—Professor Giaimo—and peer tutor Ericka Perez (’23) will invite participants to gather to share their writing, reflect on the challenges, and connect with one another. Students can engage in the challenge at their own pace and at their discretion. Register at any point in the session to participate in one or all the mindfulness actvities to write, experiment, reflect, and think with us in a low pressure, low stakes way.

  • Ward Prize in Writing, Virtual Ceremony (1/29)

    Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
    Time: 4:30pm - 5:45pm
    Location: Online
    Please join the Writing and Rhetoric Faculty for a celebration of First-Year Student Writing on January 29th 4:30 – 5:45PM, Eastern Time Register to receive the Zoom link. Family, friends, and colleagues are welcome to attend. Details about the Ward Prize can be found here. Co-hosted by the Center for Teaching, Learning and Research  

Student Deadlines

  • Udall Scholarship Deadline to Apply for Nomination (1/20)

    Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
    Time: All Day Event
    The Udall Scholarship provides a tuition award for environmental leaders committed to careers in that field or Native Americans focused on Native American issues. Strong GPA, US citizen, record of leadership/initiative. Nomination applications deadline is Jan. 20; see go/udall. For more fellowships opportunities see go/fellowships.

  • Undergraduate Research SRPS Funding Winter Deadline (1/22)

    Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
    Time: All Day Event
    Undergraduate Research's Senior Research Project Supplement (SRPS) funding supports senior work in 500 and 700 level courses. For academic year 2020-21, applications for up to $1,200 will be accepted on 10/1, 1/22, and 4/15. Applications for $350 and under are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Students need to have senior status during the project dates to be eligible. See more information and a link to the application on the CTLR's Undergraduate Research website.

  • Posters on the Hill Deadline to Apply (1/22)

    Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
    Time: All Day Event
    Middlebury is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) who will be hosting a virtual poster session in spring 2021 for student researchers and their mentors to present to members of Congress. The deadline to apply to present is Jan. 22, 2021. The event date will be announced once the spring congressional calendar is set. Share your research and meet your representative. POH info

Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research
Davis Family Library, Suite 225
Middlebury, VT 05753

ctlr@middlebury.edu
(802) 443-3131