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
Is tutoring free?
- Yes! Tutoring is free to all enrolled SMU
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
Please visit our
job description to find out more about
requirements to be a tutor.