Frequently asked questions

What do SMU tutors do?

  • Peer tutors are typically junior or senior level students who are recommended by faculty in a specific subject area. In most instances, our tutors are familiar with the curriculum because they've successfully completed the courses they are tutoring on this campus.
  • Our tutors are trained to help you in the learning process, reinforce course content, and to share effective study strategies. Our tutors are NOT here to do your homework!

What subjects are available for tutoring?

  • We offer tutoring in certain courses in math, science, world languages, and business to all enrolled Saint Martin's University students. Most tutoring occurs for 100-200 level courses.

What are my responsibilities as a student?

  • As a student, it is your responsibility to have your notes and homework assignments on hand when you come in for tutoring. Tutoring sessions should not be used as an alternative to making up lost class time; you are expected to attend class in order to better understand concepts and theories.

Is tutoring free?

  • Yes! Tutoring is free to all enrolled SMU students.

What are the tutor hours?

  • Tutor hours vary according to the tutor. For a complete list of hours, please review our schedules page. Schedules are subject to change. For a most recent schedule check with the LWC reception desk, lower level, O'Grady Library.

How do I become a tutor?

  • Tutoring is by faculty recommendation. If you are interested in applying for a tutoring position, please contact the Learning Center director. Please visit our job description to find out more about requirements to be a tutor.