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. 

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. 

Spring 2016 Drop-In Hours

Peer Tutoring is available on a drop-in basis (no appointments necessary) Sunday through Thursday from 3-9 p.m.  We will open after the add-drop period - at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 31.  We will close the evening before the last day of finals - at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11.

  • Sundays 3-9 p.m.
  • Mondays 3-9 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 3-9 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 3-9 p.m.
  • Thursdays 3-9 p.m.

Please note the following holiday hours:

  • Presidents' Day: We will be CLOSED on Sunday, February 14.  We will OPEN AT 6PM on Monday, February 15.
  • Spring Break: We will be CLOSED the entire week of Spring Break, March 6-10.
  • Patriots' Day: We will be CLOSED on Sunday, April 17.  We will OPEN AT 6PM on Monday, April 18.

2015-2016 Peer Tutors

Noah Burnett Peer Tutor PhotoNoah Burnett
Class of 2016
CRLA Certified Tutor, Level II
Elementary Education and Math/Science Math Track; Leadership Minor

I'm incredibly excited to be able to be a peer tutor for my second time, and my last year here at Wheelock!  I love to play video games, cook awesome food for my friends/family, and explore the great city of Boston.  As a student, I love problem solving and finding ways to connect my own experiences and interests to my work.  I'm a very organized, interactive learner and I love finding creative ways to help others learn.  I hope I get the opportunity to work with you soon!

Shannon DavisShannon Davis
Class of 2018
Social Work & Political Science

Hi everyone! I'm a sophomore here at Wheelock and I am so excited to be a Peer Tutor this year. I'm originally form Marion, MA, a small town on the South Coast, but I'm happy to call Boston my second home. I have loved my time at Wheelock so far, and I am looking forward to being more involved on campus this year.

Rachel Dunbar Peer Tutor PhotoRachel Dunbar
Class of 2016
Elementary Education & Communications

Hey ya'll, my name is Rachel and I am a senior this year! I am a double major in Elementary Education and Communications.  I am originally from the great state of  Virginia! After I graduated from high school in 2011, I joined City Year New Hampshire. During my time with City Year, I worked in a fourth grade classroom helping students who were struggling in school. This is where I realized that I have a passion for teaching so I decided to come to Wheelock. I have had a good three years here at Wheelock. I have grown so much academically and I look forward to sharing what I have learned to help other students!

Taylor Goyette Frechette Peer Tutor PhotoTaylor Goyette-Frechette
Class of 2017
CRLA Certified Tutor, Level II
Social Work & Political Science

Hi everyone, I'm Taylor (also known as Tayoncé)!  I am originally from a small town called Turner, ME, but I now consider Wheelock my second home.  At Wheelock, I have many roles: a student, a leader, an advocate, and especially a critical thinker.  Going into my second year as a peer tutor, I hope to share my passion with fellow Wheelock students.  Whether you need help with content or you just want a buddy to work through a problem with, come drop by Suite 205!

Kendra Grant Peer Tutor PhotoKendra Grant
Class of 2016
CRLA Certified Tutor, Level II
Developmental Psychology

Hi everyone! I 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!

Danielle Guinan Peer Tutor PhotoDanielle Guinan
Class of 2018
Elementary Education and Science

Hello! My name is Danielle Guinan, and I am currently a sophomore originally from Colchester, Connecticut. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering, skiing, and spending time outdoors.  I choose 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 find the satisfaction that comes from finally finding the right answer to a challenging science or math problem addicting, and I hope to share my enthusiasm for the STEM subjects with my future students and with my fellow peers as a Peer Tutor this year.

Meghan Lewis Peer Tutor PhotoMeghan Lewis
Class of 2017
Special Education and Human Developmental Psychology; Political Science Minor

Hi everyone! My name is Meghan and I am a junior here at Wheelock. I am originally from South Berwick, Maine. I am a lacrosse goalie at Wheelock and have been named the Number One Statistical Champion in Division 3 NCAA for the past two years. I just recently went on a Service Learning Trip out of Athletics to Guatemala City where I found that I my passion is to work abroad and inspire a World of Good to children everywhere. 

Kellie Neary Peer Tutor PhotoKellie Neary
Class of 2017
CRLA Certified Tutor, Level II
Elementary Education & Counseling Psychology

I am so excited to be returning for a second 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 love to help both peers and young children as my career goal is to work in a low income school district as an Elementary School Teacher.

Julia Paolino Peer Tutor PhotoJulia Paolino
Class of 2017
CRLA Certified Tutor, Level II
Communications/Media Literacy & Performing Arts; Political Science & Global Studies Minor

Hi everyone! My name is Julia Paolino and I am returning for my second year as a Peer Tutor. 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, Level II
Elementary Education and Math/Science

Hey! I'm Nicholas Quijano and I am a junior 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!

Maggie Secakusumu Peer Tutor PhotoMaggie Secakusumu
Class of 2018
Social Work & Political Science

Hi there! My name is Maggie Secakusuma and I am a sophomore at Wheelock. I am originally from a small town in southern Massachusetts called Lakeville, MA. I am a diligent and extremely organized student who has a particular passion for psychology. I am a Social Work major hoping to specialize in geriatrics and eventually work in law with social policy. I love drawing, painting and singing and I am a member of the newly-formed, Wheelocapella. I am excited to be a peer tutor, as I love being able to help people in any way I can and often look for creative ways that suit one's individual learning style and abilities. I look forward to working with and meeting new people here at Wheelock!

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