Peer Tutoring Center
Clare Hall, Room 111A

Marian University's peer tutoring program is a free resource and service offered through the Office of Academic Engagement. Our goal is to help you develop confidence and the skills necessary to be successful at the university level.

The Peer Tutor Center is located in Clare Hall room 111A. Tutoring is provided on an individual basis or in small groups. Individual tutoring sessions take place primarily in the Peer Tutoring Center. In addition, students may request a tutoring appointment to occur in study lounges, the library, Alumni Hall, or the Evans Center open study areas. Walk-in tutoring hours also available and take place in the Peer Tutor Center.

Tutoring is available for most entry-level courses, and many upper level courses. Please note that we may be unable to guarantee that a tutor can be found for every courses offered at the university. 

Walk-in tutoring

Students studying in Peer Tutor CenterWalk-In Tutoring takes place in the Peer Tutor Center, Clare Hall 111A.

When you attend sessions during walk-in tutoring, please make sure you bring all class materials with you. This would include text books, assignment descriptions, syllabus, paper, and writing utensils. Bring your calculator if needed for the course.

Walk-in hours for the Peer Tutor Center begin the second week of the semester. The center follows the university calendar and is closed during all-campus masses and university holidays. Tutoring is available until 10:00 pm each weekday. Tutoring is closed during final exams week.

The Walk-In Tutoring schedule is listed below.


Peer Tutoring Walk-In Schedule

First Last Times Subjects
Cierra Carney MW 4-6 p.m. | T 9-11 a.m. | R 9-11a.m. & 6-8 p.m. Math Tutor
Hayden Cole MW 2-4:30 p.m. | R 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | F 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nursing | BIO 225, 226 | PSY 220, 230| SPA 200, 201, 213, 220
Savannah Myers M 2-4 p.m. | T 6-8 p.m. Math Tutor (Calculus Specialty) | ENG 112
Megan Pope R 4-6 p.m. | F 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Psychology | SCI 102, 103 | FRE 101, 102
Abigail Riehle MW 3-5 p.m. MAT 115, 116 | HIS 102
Sarah Tippenhaur T 3-4:30 p.m. | F 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Nursing | BIO 225, 226 | ENG 101 | THL 105, 270 | PHL 130 | PSY 220, 230
Audrey Wilcox MW 2-4 p.m. BIO 202| ENG 112 | HUM 210 |MAT 090, 095, 140, 145, 215, 230, 231 | SPA 101, 102, 200 | SPD230 | THL105, 208
Kate Grabowski TRF 2-3:30 p.m. BUS 109- Econ Section | COM 101, 190, 201, 221 | HIS 102 | PSY 101
Julia Robson MW 12-2 p.m. BIO 202, 204, 205, 214, 216, 225, 226, 291, 351 | CHE 151, 305, 306 | PHY 110, 111 | SOC 101
Catherine Newhart WF 9-10 a.m. | R 9-11 a.m. PSY 205 | ESS 120 |CHE 100
Colleen Schena M 4:45-6:45 p.m. | R 9-10:30 a.m. Theology | French | BIO 202, 228, 321 | FIN 111 | HUM 210
Rachel Nobbe R 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. CHE 100 | BIO 225
Christina Soderquist MW 9-11 a.m. Accounting
Kallan Ratekin W 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Spanish | PSY 101, 220 | POL 102 | ENG 112 | THL 130, 216 | SPD 230 | SCI 101, 301 |COM 101 | EDU 174, 224, 255, 290, 307, 318, 348, 446 |HUM 210 | HIS 216

 Appointment Only Tutors

Contracts Subjects
Maria Portman EDU 224, | MAT 090, 095, 140, 215, 230, 231 | COL 099 | THL 270
Nathan Dimmitt CHE 151, 152, 300, 305, 306
Michael Happe BIO203 | PHY 110
Noelle Jester German
Grace Wyness German | BIO 202 | CHE 151 | HIS 102, 216
Eleanor Haydock French | MAT 090, 095, 140, 215, 230, 231
Alecia Spaulding SPD 230
Moria Metz Latin
Mary DeMoss BIO 225, 226
Kaitlyn Hellinger MAT 115, 116 | EDU 346, 347


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Supplemental Instruction

 SI SectionLeader Days Time Location 
 BIO 225Bailey Heimann Monday 7-8 p.m. MH 
 bheiman478@marian.eduWednesday 5-6 p.m. MH 
 CHE 305Jonathan Waldron Monday 4:30-6:30 p.m. Lecher's Lounge   
 MAT 215Emily Varrasso   
 MAT 231Cierra Carney Monday & Wednesday6-8 p.m. PTC 
  ccarney032@marian.eduFriday 8-9 a.m. PTC 

All of our tutors have been hand-selected by Marian University faculty members. Only students who have displayed success in the classroom, possess well-developed communication skills, and share an enthusiasm for helping others are chosen as peer tutors. After being selected, tutors participate in a training program to develop their skills as peer leaders.

Tips to ensure your peer tutoring experience is great

  • Bring all of your materials to the tutoring session (e.g., syllabus, textbook, lecture notes, assignments, problems, lab books, paper drafts, past tests, etc.). This will help the tutor know exactly what you are doing in class and help set reasonable goals for the session.

  • Do the assigned reading and homework before the session. When you prepare for the tutoring session, write down specific questions you have or concepts you want to discuss with your tutor.

  • Ask the tutor to explain not only specific or difficult concepts, but also share study and learning strategies. Your tutor has successfully completed the course and has been recommended by a Marian University faculty member. They know what it takes to be successful in the course!

  • Do not be afraid to stop the tutor if they are going too fast or telling you too much information at once. Remember, the tutor is there to help you. Never hesitate to ask for clarification. It's ok to say, “I still don’t get it, let’s do it again.”

  • Review the material on your own soon after the session. While tutoring can be a valuable academic resource, it still requires you to attend class and study the material on your own.

  • Talk with other students and consider participating in a study group.

  • Tutors are available to help you, but do not expect the tutor to do your work for you. Tutors will not help with take-home exams. Likewise, tutors will not do your homework for you.

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Peer Tutoring Center
Clare Hall, Room 119

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