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 individually scheduled sessions by request or Drop-in tutoring sessions.

Individual tutors lead study sessions and schedule individual appointments. Individual tutors may work as course-based tutors to support a particular course/section. At individual sessions, students meet with a peer tutor either for a single session or for regular (e.g. weekly) assistance during the semester.

Drop-in Tutoring sessions are hosted by tutors and operate weekly at set times. They are available to all students visit provided they register for the session.

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 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 STEM/Q Hub in MBH 209

Stop by MBH 209 (Armstrong Library) to see the STEM/Quantitative Hub. Find out more about meeting with a tutor or becoming one, scheduling appointments at, 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? Please go here.


Email the CTLR at

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