What is peer tutoring?
The Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success (CLASS) provides free tutoring services for undergraduate WFU students who wish to improve their knowledge of and confidence in courses in which they are currently enrolled.
Tutors are students just like you. They’ve taken the classes you’re taken and they know what it’s like to be a student at Wake Forest. During a session, tutors will see what questions you have, they’ll ask questions themselves, they’ll focus on the learning process, and help you work toward your academic goals.
The availability of tutors for specific subjects varies from one semester to the next, however, tutoring is available for most courses that fulfill Divisional Requirements.
How do I make an appointment?
CLASS schedules tutoring appointments through a system called WCOnline. Once you have registered and logged in, you will be able to view our schedule of available courses and appointment times.
Some tutors offer virtual sessions in addition to in-person appointments. Make sure to carefully select your session modality.
- For in-person sessions, you will meet your tutor at their meet-up location listed on your “appointment request form.”
- For virtual appointments, at the start of your session, log into the schedule, click on your appointment, and select “Start or Join Online Consultation.”
For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have questions or concerns about our peer tutoring program, please contact Laura Denlinger (firstname.lastname@example.org), Academic Counselor & Tutoring Specialist.
How to use the tutoring schedule
To register for an account:
- Go to our online schedule.
- If this is your first time on our system, click on the link “Click Here to Register.”
- You must register with your wfu.edu email address.
- Once all fields on the form have been entered, click on “Register.” To view our schedule and make an appointment, return to the WCOnline main page and log in.
To schedule an appointment:
- Go to our online schedule.
- After you login, you will our full peer tutoring schedule. You can limit the schedule by course by clicking on the drop-down menu near the top of the schedule. You are able to book appointments 2 to 14 days in advance. White blocks indicate available appointments.
- To book an appointment, click on the white block of time, and the “appointment request form” window will appear.
- Fill out all of the applicable fields and click “save appointment.” Please share as much information as possible about how you’d like to use your session so the tutor can prepare appropriately.
- You may log back into our online schedule to change or cancel your appointment at any time up to 20 hours in advance. If you need to cancel after 20 hours, please contact your tutor directly. Their email address is listed in your confirmation and reminder emails.
- If you have questions please email Laura Denlinger, Academic Counselor & Tutoring Specialist.
Peer tutoring policies
- You are limited to three sessions per week, per subject.
- You can make an appointment no less than 2 days in advance and up to 14 days in advance.
- You can cancel their appointment in the system 20 hours in advance.
- If you need to cancel their appointment and cannot do so on the system, contact your tutor directly.
- Please be on time to meet your tutor, either at their in-person meet-up location or online.
- If you are more than 10 minutes late to your session, the tutor may cancel your appointment. A cancelled appointment will count against your account as a “no-show.”
- Two no-show appointments and your account will be disabled, and you will be unable to make future tutor appointments. Contact the tutor coordinator to reactivate your account.
How to best prepare for your tutoring session (and academic success)
- Provide as much information as possible to your tutor when signing up for tutoring.
- Come to each session with specific questions or goals in mind. Bring materials, practice problems, text book, and any other helpful resources.
- Be knowledgeable about the WFU Honor Code. Your tutor may assist you in your academic work, but they will not provide answers to specific questions about content.
- You’re welcome to meet with different tutors within the discipline or you can try to schedule tutoring with the same tutor for each session (as the schedule allows).
- Make an appointment for academic coaching in the Center for Learning, Access, and Academic Success.
- Attend class regularly.
- Meet with your faculty member or TA. They are excellent resources for academic assistance.