At Princeton, we offer programs and services to support your engagement, learning, and academic success. Adapting to new ways of teaching, expectations and academic demands as you transition into and through Princeton requires developing new ways of learning, studying, problem-solving. You can enhance your skills and strategies by utilizing these cost-free learning support services on campus. Group Study Hall and Individual Tutoring through the McGraw Center The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning offers Group Drop-In Study Hall and Individual Peer Tutoring in large, introductory STEM courses. McGraw's undergraduate peer tutoring page offers details about the courses that McGraw supports, how to make the most of McGraw's tutoring, and how to become a tutor. Individual Tutoring through the Residential Colleges The residential colleges coordinate peer tutoring in introductory courses not supported by McGraw. Meet with your dean or assistant dean for studies to discuss options. Student Guide: Find a Tutor Explore Tutoring Options Course support: your course may offer tutoring. Check in with your instructor to inquire. McGraw support: McGraw offers individual tutoring and group study hall in large, introductory STEM courses. Head to McGraw's tutoring page for the complete list of supported courses. Residential college support: your dean or assistant dean for studies can help you determine if individual tutoring may be available in introductory courses not supported by McGraw. Schedule a meeting to discuss. Understand the guidelines For tutoring scheduled through McGraw: Individual tutoring availability changes each week - appointments will be posted each week on the Friday before. Appointments can be found (and booked if available) at schedule.princeton.edu. For tutoring arranged through your residential college: you may receive up to 15 hours of tutoring per course, per term. We recommend once or twice weekly sessions of one or two hours. If you continue to have difficulties in a course, consult your instructor and/or meet with your dean or assistant dean. Since tutors need to study, too, peer tutoring is not available during the final exam period. Student Guide: Become a Tutor Choose your subject Qualified sophomores, juniors, and seniors are usually needed to tutor introductory language courses as well as gateway courses in economics, math, science, computer science, and engineering. Here are a few things to keep in mind. Language To tutor introductory language courses, you should usually have completed a course at the 200 level in that language. Students with demonstrated native fluency may tutor 100-level courses only. You may help students practice oral skills (comprehension and speaking) and review grammar; however, you must not review or edit work that will be submitted for a grade. Contact the language program of interest to inquire about tutoring opportunities. For some languages, tutoring is supported through the residential colleges. Check in with your dean or assistant dean to learn more. Natural sciences, social sciences, and computational and quantitative reasoning Contact the McGraw Center if you are interested in tutoring in computer science, chemistry, economics, math, physics, statistics (e.g. POL, SPI, PSY) or R programming. The computer science department offers additional opportunities for students interested in offering peer academic support (contact your COS instructor to inquire). Other courses For other courses, apply via the residential college peer tutoring page. Understand the guidelines Only tutors registered with the Office of the Dean of the College and approved by their dean or assistant dean may tutor undergraduates. No one giving instruction at the University shall be permitted to tutor students for those examinations in which they take part, either by preparing questions or reading papers. Tutoring is not permitted during final examinations and must be concluded by the end of the reading period. A student normally may not be given more than 15 hours of tutoring, per course, per term. Please respect this limit, for you will not receive compensation for more than 15 hours per course for each student whom you tutor. Complete employment requirements and log your time As a tutor, you will be paid through the time collection system. You must attend training and complete the Tutor Agreement and I-9 forms. (See the Student Employment Office for more information.) Once you have been set up in time collection, log your hours on a weekly basis. You will be paid bi-weekly. If you do not have direct deposit set up, you must pick up your check at the Student Payroll Office, located in New South. Academic Life and Learning Consultations Meet one-to-one with an academic coach (consultant) to work on ANY course and ANY academic life and learning question, issue, or goal. Advanced Academic Strategies Workshops Enhance essential academic skills and strategies for time management, reading, learning, studying, exam prep, problem-solving and managing independent work, among other topics in these research-based yet practical, hands-on and engaging workshops. Find a Study Group or Partner Partner with your fellow students. Use the TigerStudy app to find students in your courses for a study group or a study partner for mutual supportive accountability. Digital Learning Lab Access digital media technologies along with one-on-one training on various applications in the McGraw Center’s Digital Learning Lab. Resources for Students McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning Cultivate the knowledge, skills, strategies, and mindsets to thrive academically and holistically. The Writing Center Sign up for free, one-on-one conferences about writing at any stage in the process. Peer Academic Advising Peer Academic Advisers (PAAs) are upper-level student academic mentors who have been trained in the essentials of advising. They are affiliated with first-year residential college advising cohorts (zee groups), sophomore mentee groups, and the Residential College Leadership Team. Working closely with assistant deans, they offer advice on everything from classes and workloads to managing life at Princeton. They also help guide students during the transition to Princeton. Visit the Advising site to learn more. Apply to be a Peer Academic Adviser! Visit the Advising site to learn more about the Peer Academic Adviser (PAA) program, then apply and make a difference as a mentor to first-year zees and sophomores.