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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 suepervision 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 2013-2014 Academic Year:

Peer TutorKatie Dubowsky
Class of 2015
CRLA Certified, Level 2 Tutor
Other Roles on Campus: Bridge Assistant, Academic Support Assistant, Sophserve Leader, Member of COF Dance Program

Hi! I'm Katie Dubowsky and I am a junior at Wheelock. I am originally from Terryville, Connecticut. I am a Psychology and Human Development Major with a focus in Developmental Psychology, along with a triple minor in Understanding Autism, Life Science, and Community Based Services. I am a member of the Sophserve community service club, and a member of the Colleges of the Fenway Dance Project. This is my second year of Peer Tutoring! 

Peer TutorRebeckah ("Beckah") Hoyt
Class of 2015
CRLA Certified, Level 2 Tutor

Hi, I'm Beckah from Salem, Virginia. I was homeschooled my whole life, which allowed me to have incredible learning opportunities such as volunteering for the ASPCA (1000+ hours, fostering many, many kittens and puppies) and the Ronald McDonald House. However, homeschooling did not give me experience in classroom settings, something I struggle with even now, but I feel I can support students who have trouble engaging within the classroom. I have found it very helpful to talk with teachers because they help me understand the material and give me tips for learning in a group.

Peer TutorEmily Jestus
Class of 2015
CRLA Certified, Level 2 Tutor
Other Roles on Campus: Bridge Assistant, Writing Center Consultant, Senior Staff of Catachresis literary magazine, Vice President of GSA, Public Relations Officer of Wheelock Honors Program

Hi everyone! I am an unconventional, auditory, enthusiastic learner. I love to help others and teach children, and I hope to work in some capacity with children with special needs someday. My life's passion lies in theater, music, and art, and I incorporate these into my life and work as much as possible. I love people and I look forward to getting to know the large Wheelock community!

Claire 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 two 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.

Peer TutorSarah Perlman
Class of 2014
CLRA Certified, Level 2 Tutor
Other Roles on Campus: Bridge Assistant, Academic Support Assistant, Student Advisor

I am a Senior, double majoring in Social Work and Counseling Psychology. I have been dancing for the past 18 years, and continue to dance through the Colleges of the Fenway Program. I also have a fraternal twin that is majoring in the same studies as me. I hope to work with teenagers as a child psychologist one day!

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!

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

Hi! This is my first 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.

Peer TutorStefanie Tracey
Class of 2014
CRLA Certified, Level 2 Tutor
Other Roles on Campus: Bridge Assistant, Academic Intern for the Office of Academic Assistance, Work Study Student in the Office of Student Life

I'm currently in my junior year at Wheelock and couldn't be happier. I grew up in a small town in Connecticut, but Boston is definitely my home. Through my leadership roles on campus, I've gotten to know a lot of students and loved every minute of it—especially since I'm looking to go into Higher Education after I graduate. I love learning new things about myself and other people!

Peer TutorAnna VanDam
Class of 2014
CRLA Certified, Level 2 Tutor
Other Roles on Campus: Academic Intern for the Office of Academic Assistance, Bridge Program Assistant, MAT 120 Study Group Leader, Honors Program, Pi Gamma Mu

I am a Counseling Psychology major, with a certificate in Community-Based Human Services and a minor in Understanding Autism. I love working with children of all ages and am very excited for my upcoming practicum. I can usually be found with a coffee in my hand and an exorbitantly heavy backpack. Traveling, reading, and adventuring are some of my favorite things, and I love finding a new favorite place or activity.

Peer TutorRebecca Zaretsky
Class of 2014
CRLA Certified, Level 1 Tutor
Other Roles on Campus: Co-Editor-in-Chief of Catachresis

I am a Humanities (Literature) and Visual Arts major; and a Communications and Art History minor. I love whales, especially Orcas! I love to help people. I just completed a semester abroad in Florence, Italy during the Spring 2013 semester. Like I said, I love to help people, so come visit me in Peer Tutoring!

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