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Peer tutoring is available at no cost to Saint Martin's students in many subjects, including general engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, math, and world languages. All tutors are recommended by faculty in their field of study. Peer tutors provide both individual and small group tutoring sessions. Our tutors are available in-person and virtually, one-on-one, and in small groups, using Microsoft Bookings and Zoom if the appointment is virtual. Please note that our webpage and booking system are subject to change with new tutors added and updated information, so check back often. 

Drop-in subject tutor hours - Spring 2024

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 The Peer Tutoring Program has been awarded certification as a Level 1 certified tutor training program by the internationally recognized College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). 

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Monday - Thursday:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  
Friday:  8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tutoring FAQ

We ask that you attend all classes, keep current with course readings, attempt assignments ahead of time, and bring all materials to sessions. Do not expect the tutor to do your homework for you. Tutors are here to help you improve your content knowledge and study strategies.

Peer Tutor positions open each semester as needed; look for us on Handshake. 

  • Job Description: 
    • Meet regularly with students either individually or in small groups in person (or through Zoom if needed) to assist them in understanding course concepts.
    • Share strategies for learning and studying to help students become more successful in learning independently.
  • Qualifications: 
    • Currently enrolled as SMU student.
    • Commitment to helping students learn how to become more independent, effective learners. 
    • Preferred to have a 3.5 GPA or higher for each course that will be tutored and must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher.
    • Evidence of effective interpersonal skills, dependability, and desire to support students in their learning.
    • Must provide a faculty recommendation from those courses that will be tutored.
  • Job Responsibilities: 
    • Respond promptly to all tutoring requests.
    • Maintain and turn in weekly tutor logs to the front desk. 
    • Attend all training and meetings with the learning center director and faculty.
    • Assist in tutoring program evaluation process.
    • Maintain updated knowledge of course materials, requirements, and objectives.
    • Market tutoring services by visiting classes you will be tutoring.
    • Assist staff in maintaining a functional, safe, and effective learning environment for students to engage in working together.
    • Respect confidentiality in all appropriate aspects of tutoring.
    • Communicate regularly and effectively with other tutors and staff about tutoring experiences, concerns, and strategies.
  • Hours/Salary: 
    • Minimum wage. Tutors are paid for all training and meetings.   

Online resources

Need help now but can't make it down to the Library? Though not a substitute for one-on-one tutoring, we have a list of useful online resources to get you started.


  • Khan Academy houses short video clips demonstrating approaches to working on various problems.

  • S.O.S. Mathematics offers free resources for math, from algebra to differential equations.

  • Ask Dr. Math offers advice on how to prepare for your math courses.

  • Purple Math helps build self-confidence in algebra.

  • Algebra Help is a fantastic online resource.

General chemistry

Organic chemistry



  • MIT Open Course Ware is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. From philosophy to astrophysics, they have it all.

  • Memrise is a free word bank that helps with vocabulary memorization for many languages, including Chinese, Hebrew and, French.

Are you a U.S. Military connected student? for U.S. Military Families, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, is a program that provides on-demand, online tutoring and homework help at no cost to eligible service members, civilian personnel, and their dependents. With live, expert tutors available 24/7, military-connected students can receive academic help at their moment of need—anywhere they have an internet connection. Our tutors at SMU are always glad to help but this option has 24/7 support and may offer support in subjects we do not have tutors for.

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Tutoring spotlight

Tutoring for Success
I gained a lot of knowledge through the certification provided by CRLA and the tutoring center. I highly recommend taking the time to complete the training as a tutor and knowledge to take with you after graduation.
Rebecca Nilson '23
Nursing Tutor
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Dignity of Work
To appreciate the dignity of work in God’s creation. "They live by the labor of their hands.” — Rule of Benedict 48
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Rebecca Nilson '23
Nursing Tutor
National Tutor Appreciation Week
I want our tutors to take away that they are making a difference, and it shows every day on our campus and in our community.
Andrew Garcia
Assistant Director, Academic Support
Center for Student Success
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Dignity of Work
To appreciate the dignity of work in God’s creation. "They live by the labor of their hands.” — Rule of Benedict 48
Thank you CSS tutors!
Andrew Garcia
Assistant Director, Academic Support
Center for Student Success

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Center for Student Success

The Center for Student Success is a hub for academic support and guidance. Peer tutors, Academic Advisors, and Disability Support Services team members are here to assist you.