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 2017 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 4-8 p.m.
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 2-8 p.m.

Please note the following holiday hours:

  • Presidents' Day: We will be CLOSED on Sunday, February 19.  We will OPEN AT 4PM on Monday, February 20.
  • Patriots' Day: We will be CLOSED on Sunday, April 16.  We will OPEN AT 4PM on Monday, April 17.

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!

Anna Izquierdo Peer Tutor PhotoAnna Izquierdo
Class of 2019
Counseling Psychology

Hi everyone! I am originally from Syracuse, New York. I am also involved in Admissions Office and I am a Resident Assistant in the CCSR. I cannot wait for what great things are to come this year!

Madeline Lessing Peer Tutor PhotoMadeline Lessing
Class of 2019
Political Science & Global Studies, Social Work 

Hello! I'm a sophomore from Rhode Island, who loves community building, social justice, music, and snacking. If I am not hitting the books or attending a protest on campus, you will find me at the poetry slam. Come to the peer tutoring center and I will provide emotional support, give assistance with conceptual/conversational classes, or make you a poetry playlist.

Brianna McIsaac Peer Tutor PhotoBrianna McIsaac
Class of 2019
Early Childhood Education & Developmental Psychology

Hi! My name is Brianna, and I am a sophomore here at Wheelock! I am originally from Newton, MA. I am super passionate about Jumpstart, writing essays, and time management, and my planner is my best friend. Learning is near and dear to my heart, so I am so excited to be a Peer Tutor this year! I am also involved in Jumpstart, Admissions, Orientation, the Writing Center, and other various clubs on campus along with being a Peer Tutor this year, and when I'm not doing any of those things, you can probably find me trying to encourage someone or providing emotional support. Looking forward to a superb year!

Bridget Miranda Peer Tutor PhotoBridget Miranda
Class of 2019
Counseling Psychology; applying to the Child Life Dual Degree Program

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. I'm so excited to be able to connect and collaborate with others and work towards success 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!

Jackie Newman Peer Tutor PhotoJackie Newman
Class of 2019
Child Health and Leadership for Community and Civic Engagement

Hello! My name is Jackie Newman and I am a sophomore at Wheelock College.  My home is on the Jersey Shore in a town called Brick.  I am so excited to be a Peer Tutor this academic year! I am passionate and energetic about learning and cannot wait to help and learn with you! Looking forward to a great 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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