STEM and Quantitative Tutoring
The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research coordinates tutoring support for a wide range of introductory STEM and other quantitative-intensive courses.
Mask Policy: The CTLR is currently mask optional in our spaces. Masks may be required at certain events or when meeting with certain advisors or tutors. Remote options are available for most activities.
Peer Tutoring is available either through course-based tutors or individually scheduled sessions by request. Course-based tutors lead study sessions and schedule individual appointments. At individual sessions, students meet with a peer tutor either for a single session or for regular (e.g. weekly) assistance during the semester. At all sessions there is a trained peer tutor who can:
- Assist students in forming study groups
- Provide review of concepts presented in class or in readings
- Consult with students as they work on homework and other assignments
- Help students study for exams
Connecting with a Tutor
If you are interested in working with a tutor, talk with your professor or check you syllabus to see if a tutor was assigned to your course. You can schedule an appointment with many of them at at go.middlebury.edu/appt or see the drop-in sessions.
In either case, your professor may establish specific policies and/or procedures for meeting with a peer tutor—be sure to ask her/him if you have questions.
Stop by the SQ Hub in MBH 209
Stop by MBH 209 (Armstrong Library) to see the STEM and Quantitative Hub. Find out more about meeting with a tutor or becoming one, scheduling appointments at go.middlebury.edu/appt, or just say hello!
Working with a Tutor
One thing tutors do not do is check if homework is correct. Tutors work on concepts, principles, research strategies and problem solving techniques. They can help you work through examples, for particular steps in a method or process but don’t have answers for specific assignments.
If your class has a course-based tutor, try to attend their study sessions as often as possible or schedule an appointment. Be as specific as you can what issue you would like to work on in the session. Is it a certain concept, aspect of the course, or problem type? The more information you can provide the tutor prior to the appointment, the better prepared they can be to assist you. Even if the session moves in a different direction it will be more productive.
Faculty Requests or Recommendations for Course-Based Tutoring
Faculty can request or recommend a student to tutor for a course. They can also place requests to be matched with a student. See more faculty information about course-based tutors.
Upcoming Tutoring Sessions
See the full STEM tutoring calendar.
How to Become a Tutor
Interested in becoming a tutor? Submit our peer tutor interest form.
Email the CTLR at email@example.com.
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research
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Middlebury, VT 05753