Using tutoring resources? My college writing tutor was incredibly flexible and helpful. Whether I was planning or outlining my paper or wanted a fresh set of eyes to scan the final draft, she was open to appointments almost anytime. Also, as a sophomore, you may be writing application essays for majors, programs, and fellowships. She has seen plenty of these over the years and has a good sense of what works and what doesn’t.
I wish I had asked for tutoring sooner than I did. I think I was too proud and stubborn to admit that I needed extra help.
Yale College provides tutoring in a range of academic subjects, from drop-in and one-time appointments to long-term individual assistance, depending on need. For more information about requesting or becoming a tutor, consult the links below.
Science, QR or Math
Any student enrolled in Yale College and experiencing academic difficulty is eligible for up to ten hours of tutoring per course each semester through the program. For eligibility purposes, academic difficulty is defined as currently earning or likely to earn a grade of “C+” or below in a course.Tutors are advanced undergraduate, graduate, or professional school students. These members of the Yale community are invited to apply to be a tutor (please see “Applying to Be a Tutor” below). Tutors in the program have a demonstrated expertise in the subject area they wish to instruct and experience communicating relevant related material.The Tutoring Program assumes the cost of tutoring. If more than ten hours are needed, the student may request additional time from the Program Coordinator. Normally, additional sessions are limited to no more than five hours.
Requesting a tutor
Students requesting a tutor may print an application here or obtain one from the Science and Quantitative Reasoning Center located in SSS 20. The student must complete part “A” and the instructor must complete part “B.” Completed applications should be submitted to the Science & QR Center, SSS 20. Assignment of tutors is made by the Program Coordinator and, whenever possible, will be made within one week of receipt of the application. Students and tutors are notified of the assignment by email. Students should contact the tutor as soon as they receive the email assignment. Sessions are scheduled by the tutor and student at a mutually convenient time and place, although all students must be tutored on campus. Please note that the assignment of a tutor cannot be guaranteed when a request is received after midterm.
Other Tutoring or Academic Support Programs
Science and Quantitative Reasoning