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Connect with the Peer Tutoring Program on FacebookThe Peer Tutoring Program (CRLA Certified) is a free service out of the Office of Student Success at Wheelock College. Undergraduate students who would like assistance with general study strategies or specific courses can drop-in at the Study Lounge (Library 205) for academic support.

Peer Tutors are available (starting 9/15/2013):

  • Sundays 5:00pm-9:00 p.m.
  • Mondays 2:00pm-10:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 2:00pm-10:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 2:00pm-10:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays 2:00pm-8:00 p.m.

If you are interested in the Peer Tutors conducting a study group for an upcoming exam, please contact Julia Mears directly to make those arrangements.

For assistance with specific courses, please click here to download the drop-in schedule (pdf). (Please note that it is two pages.)

The Peer Tutoring Program is CRLA certified (Level 1 and Level 2), and its tutors have earned this certification or are working toward it. Tutors who have earned CRLA Level 2 have attended 20+ hours of training workshops and have 50+ hours of tutoring experience. Tutors who have earned CRLA Level 1 have attended 10+ hours of training workshops and have 25+ hours of tutoring experience. They are trained by the Office of Academic Assistance, and attend regular supervision meetings to ensure quality academic support to the Wheelock College student body.

Some CRLA training workshops topics: Role of the Tutor, Code of Ethics, Academic Integrity, Boundary Setting, Tutoring Techniques, How to Handle Difficult Sessions, Role Modeling, Professional Communication, Accountability, Cultural Awareness and Diversity, Study Skills and Learning Styles.

The Peer Tutors for the 2014-2015 Academic Year:

Noah BurnettNoah Burnett
Class of 2016
Other Roles on Campus: Senior Math Leader

Hi, I'm Noah! I come from Willington, Connecticut, and I'm a junior here at Wheelock. I am majoring in Elementary Education and Math/Science with a focus in math as well as minoring in Leadership. I hope to eventually become a school principal, and maybe even the superintendent of a school district! On a more personal level, I love to cook and taught myself how to do so by watching the Food Network, trying tons of recipes, etc. I also love to explore different areas of Boston in my free time, as I'm always finding new places to go! In my time here, Wheelock has impacted me positively both academically and non-academically, and I can't wait to meet new people here!

Taylor Goyette-FrechetteTaylor Goyette-Frechette
Class of 2017
Other Roles on Campus: Admissions Ambassador, Orientation Leader, General Member of Campus Activities Board (CAB)

Hi everyone, I'm Taylor! (I know, from the picture you may have thought I was Beyoncé, but I'm not). I am double majoring in Social Work and Political Science & Global Studies, with a minor in Writing. I have a passion for being a voice for those who aren't heard, and so I hope to be an advocate for victims of sex trafficking in the United States. I am originally from a small town called Turner, ME, but I now consider Wheelock as a second home. If I had to choose what I am looking forward to most this year as a peer tutor, I would say having the opportunity to interact with more members of the Wheelock community.

Kendra GrantKendra Grant
Class of 2016
Other Roles on Campus:Oral Communications Peer Tutor, Wheelock Family Theatre stage crew member

Hi everyone! I am a junior here at Wheelock College, and I am studying Human Development with a focus in Developmental Psychology. I also have a passion for the theatre, and I have been actively involved in acting and singing since I was about nine years old. Therefore I have two minors in this field. My first minor is in theatre, and the other is in community arts. I plan on incorporating theatre, and music into my professional and personal life. Aside from my theatre passion, I also enjoy helping others, and I can't wait to work with the Wheelock community in the peer-tutoring center!

Peer TutorEmily Jestus
Class of 2015
CRLA Certified, Level 2 Tutor
Other Roles on Campus: Bridge Assistant, Writing Center Student Director, Poetry Editor of Catachresis literary magazine, Wheelock Honors Program President, Public Relations Officer of Wheelock Student Theatre

Hi everyone! I am an unconventional, auditory, enthusiastic learner. After Wheelock, I hope to work with children with behavioral special needs. My life's passion lies in theater, music, and art, and I incorporate these into my life and work as much as possible. This year, I am looking forward to growing my role in the Peer Tutoring Center in several different directions and interacting and supporting new students.

Claire KawskiClaire Kawski
Class of 2015
Other Roles on Campus: Passion for Action Scholar, member of Best Buddies & Service in Action, COF Dance Project

Hello! My name is Claire Kawski, and I am originally from the North Shore of MA. I am a Visual Arts major, and I am also in the Child Life Dual Degree Program. Dancing, music, the arts, and working with children have been key elements for the greater portion of my life, and attending Wheelock has magnified the importance of these things throughout the past three years. I consider myself to be a very visual learner who can explain topics in a creative and different way. I look forward to working with my peers and strengthening my connection with the Wheelock community.

Kellie NearyKellie Neary
Class of 2017
Other Roles on Campus: Student Advisor, Admissions Ambassador, Math Leader, Vice President of Teach Learn Create (TLC), and Senator of Campus Activities Board (CAB)

I'm so excited to be working as a Peer Tutor this year. I am originally from Nashua, NH which is only about an hour away from the wonderful city of Boston. I am currently double majoring in Elementary Education and Counseling Psychology. My career goal is to work in a low income school district as an Elementary School Teacher. I love working with both children and peers and helping them strive to be their very best.



Juilia PaolinoJulia Paolino
Class of 2017
Other Roles on Campus: Student Advisor, Writing Consultant, Peer Presentation Coach, Admissions Ambassador, Public Relations Officer for the Campus Activities Board

Hi everyone! My name is Julia Paolino and I am a sophomore here at Wheelock originally from Warwick, RI. I'm a Communications/Media Literacy and Performing Arts major who loves funny faces, hates gum, and wears cardigans. No matter where the future may take me, I hope to always incorporate my love of theater and the arts into my career. Over the past year, I've especially loved working with the Wheelock Family Theatre both behind the scenes and in their productions of Hairspray and It's a Wonderful Life. Above all, Wheelock has given me the opportunity to help others in so many ways, which is why I am so excited to be working as a peer tutor this year. I hope to get to know many of you and help you in any way possible throughout the year!

Nicholas QuijanoNicholas Quijano
Class of 2017
Other Roles on Campus: Secretary of Campus Activities Board (CAB), Admission Ambassador, and a member of Best Buddies

Hey! I'm Nicholas Quijano and I am a sophomore at Wheelock. I am originally from Long Island, New York, but I have lived in Vermont for the last couple of years. I am an Elementary Education major with math/science as my second major. I have a passion for learning and helping others in our community. I am very outgoing and love to talk! I can't wait to see you all in our office sometime!

Eva RobertsEva Roberts
Class of 2015
Other Roles on Campus: Secretary for Class Council 2015

I am an Elementary Education and Performing Arts major with a minor in Autism Studies. I came to Wheelock to pursue my life long dream of becoming a teacher. It was not until I came to Wheelock that I started to thrive as a student and as an active member of campus. Wheelock has become my new home and I am excited to be starting the second half of my college career. I will be living off campus this year but I know I will be a familiar face around Wheelock. I enjoy strong minds, books, children, food, and cats. I really look forward to meeting new and exciting Wheelock students!

Renee SalehRenee Saleh
Class of 2015
Other Roles on Campus: Treasurer of FLOW, member of Sophserve community service club

Hi! This is my second year as a Peer Tutor and I am excited to be working with Wheelock students! My hometown is Framingham, MA but I love returning to Boston every year. I am double majoring in Social Work and Visual Arts. I have a passion for art and poetry. I am the treasurer for Fundamental Lyricists of Wheelock (FLOW). I enjoy encouraging others to find a positive outlet to express themselves.

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