Our Program


The General Studies Program works closely with the Peer Tutoring Program to provide students with personalized tutoring that helps them achieve early, consistent success in their courses.

Peer tutoring is a free service staffed by carefully selected and trained students. Peer tutoring candidates are recommended by their instructors because of their outstanding grasp of the course material, and their ability to clearly communicate the strategies and concepts they have mastered. Peer tutors are then extensively trained to ensure high quality interaction with students they tutor. The General Studies Program writing teachers and advisors strongly promote peer tutoring as a way to give students the academic edge.

Students may meet with peer tutors up to two times per week for 30, 45, or 60 minute increments for each course in which tutoring is provided. Students may also have access to in-class tutors in their ENGW 1110 and ENGW 1111 classes, depending on assigned tutors’ availability. Student athletes may count peer tutoring appointments toward their required Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) study hall time. Peer tutoring appointments can be made through the myNEU portal beginning the second week of the semester.