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Peer Tutoring Program

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A Peer Tutor

Katherine Hala

Wheelock's Peer Tutoring Program, offered by the Office of Academic Assistance in Student Success, provides undergraduate students with free peer-to-peer academic support.  Students can visit Suite 205 on Floor 2 of the Library during drop-in hours to receive guidance in general study strategies or assistance with specific course material. 

Coming Soon ... View or download this semester's list of courses along with the recommended tutors and drop-in hours for each course.

View or download "Peer Tutoring Quick Facts," a one-page guide to Peer Tutoring.

Training and Certification

Wheelock's Peer Tutoring Program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).  All Peer Tutors are actively engaged in training and have earned certification or are working toward it.  Tutors who have earned CRLA Level I Certification have attended 10+ hours of training and have completed 25+ hours of tutoring.  Those who have earned CRLA Level II certification have attended 20+ hours of training and have completed 50+ hours of tutoring.   Training topics include the following: Role of the Tutor, Ethics, Academic Integrity, Boundaries, Tutoring Techniques, Cultural Sensitivity, Professional Communication, and Learning Styles.  Peer Tutors also commit to regular supervision meetings with the Office of Academic Assistance to ensure quality service for the Wheelock College community. 

Fall 2016 Drop-In Hours

Peer Tutoring is available on a drop-in basis (no appointments necessary) Sunday through Thursday.  We typically open after the add-drop period and close on the last day of classes.  

  • Sundays 4-7 p.m.
  • Mondays 2-10 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 2-10 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 2-10 p.m.
  • Thursdays 4-7 p.m.

Please note the following holiday hours:

  • Autumn Holiday: We will be CLOSED on Sunday, October 9.  We will OPEN AT 6PM on Monday, October 10.
  • Thanksgiving Break: We will be CLOSED Tuesday through Thursday, November 22-24.
  • Winter Break: Our last day will be Thursday, December 15.  

2016-2017 Peer Tutors

Shannon DavisShannon Davis
Class of 2018
CRLA Certified Tutor (2nd Year)
Social Work and Political Science & Global Studies

Hi everyone! My name is Shannon Davis and I am a junior majoring in Social Work and Political Science & Global Studies. I am originally from Marion, Massachusetts. I am also involved on campus as a Writing Consultant, Student Advisor, and Jumpstart Team Leader. I am looking forward to my second year as a Peer Tutor!

Taylor Goyette Frechette Peer Tutor PhotoTaylor Goyette-Frechette
Class of 2017
CRLA Certified Tutor (3rd Year)
Social Work & Political Science

Hello Everyone! My name is Taylor (also known as Tay or Tayoncé). I am originally from a small town called Turner, ME.  At Wheelock, I have many roles that make me a student, a leader, and an advocate. As a third year peer tutor, it would be an understatement to say I enjoy sharing my passion with fellow Wheelock students. Social justice is something that I integrate in my everyday life that I hope is reflected in my peer tutoring. If you need help with course content or just want a buddy to work through a problem with, come drop by Suite 205!

Danielle Guinan Peer Tutor PhotoDanielle Guinan
Class of 2018
CRLA Certified Tutor (2nd Year)
Elementary Education and Science

Hello! My name is Danielle Guinan, and I am junior from Colchester, Connecticut. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering, skiing, and spending time outdoors. I chose Wheelock because of my interest in education, and I am particularly passionate about promoting the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects in the elementary classroom. I can't wait to share my enthusiasm for the STEM subjects with my future students and with my fellow peers as a Peer Tutor this year!

Kellie Neary Peer Tutor PhotoKellie Neary
Class of 2017
CRLA Certified Tutor (3rd Year)
Elementary Education & Counseling Psychology

I am so excited to be returning for a third year as a Peer Tutor. I am originally from Nashua, NH, but I love living in Boston during the school year. I am very passionate about learning and teaching, and I truly believe that there is always something to be learned. I am very involved on campus as an eboard member of CAB and TLC as well as being a Student Success Intern in the Office of Academic Advising. I look forward to working with new and returning students this year!

Julia Paolino Peer Tutor PhotoJulia Paolino
Class of 2017
CRLA Certified Tutor (3rd Year)
Communications/Media Literacy & Performing Arts

Originally from Warwick, RI, I have absolutely loved my time at Wheelock thus far. Many of my best experiences here have been through leadership roles and involvement on and offstage at the Wheelock Family Theatre. Academically, it has been wonderful to study and learn in areas I am passionate about. As a peer tutor, I greatly enjoy helping others to grow academically and get the most out of the courses Wheelock has to offer. Come by during my office hours and I'll be happy to help brainstorm for an essay, prepare for a test, discuss course readings, or anything in between! I'm looking forward to meeting lots of new students in the tutoring center this year!

Nick Quijano Peer Tutor PhotoNicholas Quijano
Class of 2017
CRLA Certified Tutor (3rd Year)
Elementary Education and Math/Science

Hey! I'm Nicholas Quijano and I am a senior at Wheelock. I am originally from Long Island, New York, but I have lived in Vermont for the last couple of years. 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!

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