Academic Tutoring

The Tutoring Program will support select STEM courses in a virtual group format for the 2020-21 AY. A list of supported courses is available on the Supported Courses webpage.

Group Tutoring

Request Group Tutoring 

The Academic Tutoring Program'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 foster greater student confidence to succeed in their scholarly work at Brown and beyond. 

The request process has changed. Please review the Virtual Early Request PowerPoint tutorial  or ​Early Request pdf

Submit tutoring requests during the Early Request period:

  1. Students can submit requests for virtual group tutoring during the “Virtual Early Request” period, September 14-16, meaning students can sign-in to the Tutoring portal at any time during the predefined access period to submit group tutoring requests.
    Note: Submissions during the Early Request period do not guarantee immediate placement in a group.
  2. Students will receive an email outlining the details of their tutoring assignment or waitlist status by September 18.​

Virtual group tutoring sessions will be scheduled Sunday-Saturday between the hours of 8 AM - Midnight ET. 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

Early Request Period
September 14 through 11:59 PM Wednesday, September 16.

Seat and Waitlist Notifications
Students who submit tutoring requests during the "early request period" will receive an email with group placement details by Friday, September 18.
Note: Submissions during the "Early Request" period does not guarantee immediate placement in a group.

Group Sessions Begin the week of September 20.

Request tutoring through the online portal, or visit: https://apps.college.brown.edu/tutoring

Last Day to Request Tutoring

Fall '20: Monday, November 23

Tutoring ends Saturday, December 5, or 24 hours in advance of the release of a final exam, whichever is first.

Language Tutoring

Small group tutoring is available for introductory and intermediate language courses (levels 0100-0400) for Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

Students in other language courses are encouraged to meet with their instructors/TAs 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. 
The Tutoring Program does not support private tutoring. 

Due to the demand for tutoring, students are automatically dropped after two unexcused absences. Students on the waitlist will receive an email when a seat is available.