The Academic Tutoring Program (ATP)’s overarching goal is to foster inclusive peer-to-peer teaching and learning practices among undergraduate scholars. Our aim is for students to develop a deeper understanding of course content through peer learning groups that generate greater student confidence to succeed in their scholarly work at Brown and beyond.
In order to achieve this goal and to provide the growing number of students (The Tutoring Program filled 1,792 tutoring requests, serving 1,272 undergraduate students in AY '17-18) equitable access to group tutoring, Academic Tutoring modified the process by which students request tutoring at the beginning of a semester.
- Students can request placement in group tutoring during the “Open Access” period, February 4-6, meaning students can sign-in to the Tutoring portal at any time during the predefined access period and submit group tutoring requests.
- Students will receive an email outlining the details of their tutoring assignment on February 7.
- Once the open access period ends and registered students receive group and/or waitlist assignment(s), the tutoring portal will switch to a first-come first-served approach for all students.
Group tutoring is offered Sundays 2-10 pm and Mondays-Thursdays 6-10 pm. Tutors have either taken the course or proven competency, and have been trained by experienced Tutor Leaders. We do our best to offer various group sessions, but students might need to alter their schedule to accommodate the available tutoring sessions.
Important dates to remember:
Open Access Period: 8:30 am on Monday, February 4, through 11:59 pm Wednesday, February 6
Seat and Wait list notifications: Thursday, February 7
Group Sessions begin: Sunday, February 10
Once students receive their placement and/or waitlist notification, the portal will process tutoring requests in the order of first-come first-serve, and students can request tutoring until April 25.
Small group tutoring is available for introductory and intermediate language courses for Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish.
Students in other language courses are encouraged to meet with their instructors for extra assistance.
If you have questions, please contact Janet Peters, Assistant Director of Academic Tutoring.
*Please note: The Academic Tutoring Program does not support all courses.
Tutoring is a weekly commitment and tutees are expected to attend group sessions every week.