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Peer Tutoring

Peer TutoringThe peer tutoring program is designed to support student success. It is open and free for all DMU students. Peer tutors strive to help individuals or small groups identify strategies, tips, and resources, which may improve learning, comprehension, and confidence for students in particular areas of study. 

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Students are eligible to request a tutor if they:

  • are struggling academically
  • may have been out of school for a while
  • previously never had to study, but need some strategies now
  • are doing okay but want to improve

To request a tutor, contact CTL at ctl@dmu.edu indicating what subject(s) you need a peer tutor for. CTL will then reach out to the peer tutors in that subject area to see who is available. Once we have matched you with a peer tutor, we will send both students an email so that they can get in touch to arrange a time and place to meet. If for some reason you are not able to work out a time to meet, please follow up with CTL to let us know and we will try finding an alternative tutor.

Tutors are students who have other obligations as well.  Please remember to be understanding, flexible, respectful, and communicate.

In order to become a tutor, a student must meet the following criteria: 

  • Passed the course they intend to teach with at least an A- or above
  • Pass Anatomy or Biochemistry with at least a B or above
  • Received signed approval from their program coordinators affirming a passing grade.
  • Communicate record of tutoring sessions (download peer-tutoring application form) via email to ctl@dmu.edu,  on a monthly basis (between the 1st and the 3rd of every month) 
  • Applications are due by the last working day of May each year.
  • If you receive a request regarding tutoring services, please respond within 36 hours. If unable to commit at this time, please reply using the generic response: “I apologize, but I am unable to serve as your tutor at this time.”

Please note: We advise you do not commit to tutoring more than two individual students or one student and one tutor group. It is imperative you do not neglect your own studies. Additionally, CTL may contact you directly to help with individual student needs. Thus, maintaining a smaller case load of tutees would allow you to assist in these instances.

Tutees are students who have other obligations as well.  Please remember to be understanding, flexible, respectful, and communicate.