Eastern Michigan University
Peer Tutoring FAQs
Students are responsible for contacting the tutor through the online appointment system to set up a mutually convenient meeting time. All tutoring appointments will take place in Halle Library at the Eagle Study Tables located in the South Commons of the library (1st floor). Be prepared with your QR code as you will be scanned in and out of your appointment.
Due to the mission and goals of tutoring, a tutor is unable to meet with a student just a few times or on an 'on-call' basis. Peer tutoring is a commitment of at least one hour per week, though tutors may work with a student for up to two hours a week as a general rule. This is for the benefit of the student and serves to increase the effectiveness of tutoring.
No, you don't need to be struggling before asking for a tutor. Many students want to stay ahead of the class by getting help every semester.
In addition to tutoring, there are other services offered through the Holman Success Center or other academic departments that may be helpful to students. Students may have a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader available in their undergraduate courses who can assist with the development of things such as study skills and review of course-related material. Check the website (www.emich.edu/hsc) for a list of classes that have SI available. In addition, tutoring may be offered through some academic departments. This tutoring is available on a walk-in basis and each tutoring lab has its own hours of operation. Check with your department to get more information on departmental tutoring if it is offered.
Tutors are there to assist you in the learning process. The best way for that to happen is for the tutor to help you find your own answers to your questions.
You are the key ingredient as to whether you pass your course or not. Most students who receive tutoring can improve their grade during the semester of tutoring if they are willing to put the time in to be successful.
HSC individual tutors have passed the course that they are tutoring with a B+ or better and have an overall GPA of at least 3.0. The tutors are undergraduate level students who receive training through the HSC and are supervised by a Master Tutor and the Coordinator of Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring.
Tutor requests are made online through our online appointment system. If you are unable to locate the specific class you need tutoring for, select REQUEST A COURSE NOT LISTED and we will contact you regarding your options. In the event that your course is listed but no times are available, select NO AVAILABLE TUTOR TIMES and someone will contact you regarding your needs. Please note, while every effort is made to locate assistance for our students, we cannot guarantee that a tutor will be available for all courses. To schedule an appointment with a tutor you can CLICK HERE.