Embedded Peer Tutoring

What is the Embedded Peer Tutoring Program?

The embedded peer tutoring program brings tutoring support to the classroom by placing a peer tutor in a course as a consistent support for students. Embedded peer tutors generally attend all lectures to assist students with in-class activities, offer guidance on content and learning strategies, and model student success strategies. Embedded peer tutors also provide ongoing support to students outside of class times by being available for drop-in tutoring in our tutoring centers and hosting review sessions to further reinforce course content.

Program Objectives

The embedded peer tutoring program aims to bring structured and highly accessible support to students enrolled in designated sections of a course and, in doing so, meet the following objectives:

  • Increase successful course completion rates

  • Improve persistence from one semester to the next

  • Support the Guided Pathways model of integrated student support by providing an additional support mechanism for underprepared students

Funding

Embedded peer tutoring is funded through the Learning Enhancement Center in addition to the SENDAS and HEERF grants. The SENDAS and HEERF funding sources require specific reports related to student success rates. To provide the required reports back to these funding sources, the Learning Enhancement Center keeps detailed records of embedded peer tutoring activities, including tracking tutoring visits and review sessions.

List of Embedded Courses

Through the SENDAS grant, we are able to embed peer tutors in a total of 12 sections combined from the following courses:

  • MAT 126

  • MAT 156

  • PHY 111

  • CHM 151

Through the HEERF grant, we are able to embed peer tutors in a total of 26 sections combined from the following courses:

  • ALT 100

  • BIO 181

  • BIO 201

  • BIO 205

  • ENG 101/LL

  • ENG 107/LL

  • ESL

Faculty interested in being contacted about a future embedded tutor placement in their course from the list above, please complete our Interest in Embedded Tutoring Form.

To recommend a student to be an embedded tutor, complete our Tutor Applicant Recommendation Form.

Who to Contact

If you have questions about the Embedded Peer Tutoring program, contact the embedded tutor program coordinators: