Peer tutoring

Peer Tutoring

Peer tutors are your fellow students who are trained to work with you on an individual and/or small group basis. Here are some things you can accomplish by working with a peer tutor:

  • Clarify course content and assignments
  • Connect class notes and readings
  • Practice problem solving
"I have been meeting once a week with a STAT 244 tutor and it is one of the best decisions I have made. She has been incredibly helpful in making sure I know and am comfortable with the material that we went over in class that week." - CWRU Student

Peer tutors can help you reinforce what you already know, model new ways of learning, monitor your progress over several sessions, and help you get ready to go to the professor with specific questions. Peer tutors have been trained to work with you in ways that your professor may not be able to do in class.


Each peer tutor is available for a minimum of seven hours of tutoring each week. We schedule our hours and locations in TutorTrac, so you have easy access to sign up for an appointment. Appointments are available seven days a week generally from as early as 8 a.m. to as late as 10 p.m.

We tutor in multiple locations throughout campus including:

  • Kelvin Smith Library
  • Sears 464 (ESS Study Center)
  • Olin
  • Wade Tutoring Room
  • Fribley Tutoring Room
"I used peer tutoring for my German and French classes to supplement what I was learning in class and to practice my speaking and listening skills one on one. I found both tutors I used to be so helpful and creative in coming up with lessons and activities to help me with my language acquisition goals." - CWRU Student

To sign up for an individual peer tutoring appointment, simply visit TutorTrac. You will enter your CWRU network ID and password and click on "Go To..." to open the dropdown box and then click "Make Appointment." Appointments can be scheduled with at least one-day notice. Visit our TutorTrac instruction page for more information.

HOW MANY tutoring appointments can i have?

Undergraduate Case Western Reserve University students can schedule up to five tutoring appointments per week, free of charge.


If you are interested in joining the ESS Tutoring Team, you will need to read the Peer Tutor Position Description and submit an application and faculty recommendation(s).

After you submit your completed application, and your faculty recommendation(s) are received by ESS, you may be called to schedule a brief interview depending on the demand for tutoring in your specialty areas. Otherwise, your application will be kept on file for the remainder of the semester should additional tutors in your specialty areas be needed.

Please direct questions about ESS Tutoring Programs to:

Jenn DeSantis
Assistant Director, Academic Resources
Educational Services for Students (ESS)