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 meet with tutors on the second floor of the Library during drop-in hours to receive guidance in general learning strategies or assistance with specific course material.

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

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


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.


Peer Tutoring Hours

The Peer Tutoring Center is open Sunday through Thursday during afternoons and evenings, and appointments are available on a drop-in basis (no appointments necessary). We typically open after the add-drop period and close on the last day of classes. When there are Monday holidays, we are closed on Sunday.

For the fall 2017 semester, we will be open Sunday through Thursday, 3-9pm, from September 18 through December 14. Please note the following holiday hours:

  • Autumn Holiday: We will be CLOSED on Sunday, October 8.  We will reopen at 3pm on Monday, October 9.
  • Thanksgiving Break: We will be CLOSED Tuesday through Thursday, November 21-23 and Sunday, November 26. We will reopen at 3pm on Monday, November 27.


2017-2018 Peer Tutors

Shannon Davis Peer Tutor PhotoShannon Davis
Class of 2018
CRLA Certified Tutor (3rd Year)
Social Work and Political Science & Global Studies

Hi everyone! My name is Shannon Davis and I am a senior double 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 and as the President of the Student Government Association (SGA).  This is my third year as a Peer Tutor and I am so excited to work with you this year!

Danielle Guinan Peer Tutor PhotoDanielle Guinan
Class of 2018
CRLA Certified Tutor (3rd Year)
Elementary Education and Science

Hello! My name is Danielle Guinan, and I am a senior 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!

Raquel Haiat Peer Tutor PhotoRaquel Haiat
Class of 2019
Elementary Education and Developmental Psychology

Hello!  My name is Raquel Haiat and I am a junior here at Wheelock College.  I am proud to say I was born and raised in Mexico City, but have loved every second living in Boston.  I am passionate about organization skills, teaching, dancing, and growing as a student.  I've been a student leader (RA) for two years and can't wait to see how peer tutoring will contribute to this incredible journey.  I look forward to working with all of you this year!

Anna Izquierdo Peer Tutor PhotoAnna Izquierdo
Class of 2019
Counseling Psychology and Child Life Dual Degree

Hi everyone! My name is Anna and I am a junior this year. This is my second year as a Peer Tutor. I am originally from Syracuse, New York. I am majoring in Counseling Psychology and Child Life with a double minor in Child Health and Understanding Autism. In addition to being a Peer Tutor, I am a Resident Assistant and on the e-board for the Pan-Asian Student Association. I can’t wait to see what this year brings!

Katie Jablonski Peer Tutor PhotoKatie Jablonski
Class of 2019
Elementary Education and Visual Arts

Hello Everyone! My name is Katie and I a junior here at Wheelock College. I am from Dunstable, MA, a small town with more cows than people. This is my second year being a math leader and I loved it so much I decided to become a peer tutor! I absolutely love art and have a passion for art history and teaching! I cannot wait to become an second grade teacher! In my free time I enjoy rocking out on the ukulele and making art! I cannot wait to share my passion and creativity in learning with you!

Brianna McIsaac Peer Tutor PhotoBrianna McIsaac
Class of 2019
Educational Studies and Humanities

I am currently a junior and am so excited for my second year of Peer Tutoring!  I come from Newton, MA and am passionate about Jumpstart, writing essays, and time management.  In addition to my role in Peer Tutoring, I also work with STAND IX, Orientation, the Writing Center, the Math Leader program, Ukulele Union, TLC, and Class Council 2019.  In my limited free time, you can probably find me trying to encourage someone to practice self care or buying a new planner.

Bridget Miranda Peer Tutor PhotoBridget Miranda
Class of 2019
Counseling Psychology and Child Life Dual Degree

Hello everyone!  My name is Bridget and I am a sophomore here at Wheelock. My time here has been very rewarding thus far, between taking interesting classes, getting involved on campus, getting to know faculty, and creating friendships. In my spare time, I love exploring Boston, watching hockey, and discovering new music. In addition to being a Peer Tutor, I am a Student Advisor, Writing Consultant, and the president of WCLO. I'm so excited to be able to connect and collaborate with others and work towards success as a peer tutor this year!

Jackie Newman Peer Tutor PhotoJackie Newman
Class of 2019
Counseling Psychology and Child Life Dual Degree

Hello! My name is Jackie Newman and I am a junior at Wheelock College. My home is on the Jersey Shore in a town called Brick. I am so excited to be a Peer Tutor again this academic year! I am passionate and energetic about learning and cannot wait to learn with you! On campus, I am the president of the Ukulele Union and love eating pizza and hanging out with my friends. Looking forward to a great year!

Leah Troie Peer Tutor PhotoLeah Troie
Class of 2020
Major - Undecided

Hi everyone!  I'm Leah. I'm a sophomore here at Wheelock and my major is currently undecided. I'm originally from Nashua, New Hampshire, and I love ice hockey! On campus I'm also involved in Ukulele Union, Wheelock Student Theatre, Hillel, and I'm an HGD leader. I can't wait to work with you all, see you around!

Steph Wise Peer Tutor PhotoSteph Wise
Class of 2020
Elementary Childhood Education and Developmental Psychology

Hi everyone! My name is Steph Wise, and I am a junior from Newton, Massachusetts. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, going to the beach, shopping, and listening to music. In addition to peer tutoring, I am also the secretary of Class Council 2019. I am outgoing, organized, and cannot wait to work as a Peer Tutor this year!

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