Peer Tutors

An essential component of GSP and the University is the peer tutoring.  All students are encouraged to make use of tutoring as one of the tools in their academic toolbox.  Students are advised to sign up for tutoring from day one in any course which they feel might be challenging.  Tutoring at the University comes in several formats whether offered through an individual college, the Writing and Math Centers, or the University-wide Peer Tutoring Program (PTP).  The University PTP actually started in General Studies and was later expanded to all student and disciplines.

Successful former GSP students may become Peer Tutors for subject areas in which they did especially well during their first year.  Each section of the GSP first-year writing courses will have at least one Peer Tutor, who frequently attends class meetings and is available for one-on-one tutoring through PTP located just down the hall from the GSP Office.   Students may also become tutors for other subject areas and will receive extensive mandatory training to become certified by the national College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA).

Learn more about peer tutoring in GSP at Peer Tutoring and about University-wide tutoring at Peer Tutoring Program.