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:

"During my appointment, I was definitely able to clarify the questions I had about major topics in this course, and now I feel a lot more confident about my ability."
- CWRU Student
  • Clarify course content and assignments
  • Connect class notes and readings
  • Practice problem solving

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
  • Olin
  • Wade Tutoring Room
  • Fribley Tutoring Room

To sign up for an individual peer tutoring appointment, simply visit TutorTrac. You will enter your CWRU network ID and password and click on "Search Availability..." to open the appointment search page. 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 Tutoring Team, you will need to read the Peer Tutor Position Description and submit an application and faculty recommendation(s).

"Tutoring has helped me a lot with interpersonal skills and time management. In addition, I've met a lot of cool people, both tutors and students I've tutored, who I'll say hi to in buildings and dining halls if I see them."
- CWRU Peer Tutor
  • Peer Tutor application
  • Faculty Recommendation form (**access restricted to faculty and staff**) Applicants will need to forward a link to this page to the respective faculty member(s) asking them to complete and submit a recommendation form. When applying to tutor multiple courses within a department, one faculty recommendation from the department is sufficient.

After you submit your completed application, and your faculty recommendation(s) are received, 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 Tutoring Programs to:

Jenn DeSantis
Assistant Director, Academic Resources
Student Advancement