Tutoring Services

The Center for Teaching and Learning has a mission of changing students’ perspective of tutoring services by promoting the following messages:

  1. Using tutoring services is an expectation for students who wish to prepare as much as possible academically.
  2. Tutoring services and academic support are not meant to be remedial last steps for struggling students, and they are not a service that should be avoided. Using these services are not indicators of academic inaptitude.
  3. Learning happens best in collaboration and with a well-informed use of academic resources available.

In the 2017-2018 Academic Year, the Writing Center conducted nearly 9500 tutorials through Residential College tutorials (4000), Writing Partner drop-in sessions (3200), and other services listed below.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), located on the York Street side of Sterling Memorial Library, centralizes Yale’s tutoring services here. Here’s a summary of where to turn for specific help with your academic workload:

One-on-One Peer Mentoring

The Academic Strategies department of the CTL has a group of peer academic mentors that meet one-on-one with students by appointment. Mentors are prepared to listen to your specific academic questions and concerns, and work with you to brainstorm new approaches to try, as well as create a plan for the future. Make an appointment with a mentor here.

Academic Strategies Workshops

The Academic Strategies department of the CTL hosts a number of recurring workshops that address the most commonly presented challenges amongst students. Workshops are open to all Yale College students and no registration is required. Some of the workshops offered focus on:

  • Time Management
  • Succeeding in Seminars & Lectures
  • Exam Study Strategies
  • Tackling Problem Sets
  • Managing a Heavy Reading Load
  • Cultivating Faculty Mentors/ Recommendations

Receive writing tutoring through one of three resources around campus:

  • Schedule an appointment with an experienced and professional Residential College Tutors, found conveniently in your residential college.
  • Bring two copies of your paper to discuss a current assignment or being brainstorming and outlining with a graduate or undergraduate Writing Partner during Drop-In Writing Partner sessions. Drop-In Writing Partner session occur in the CTL. Learn more

Day

Time

Tuesday

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Thursday

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sunday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Work in a quiet place in the company of other writers at Writing Study Halls. Students that attend have access to Writing Partners and are provided snacks and handouts to help structure study time.  Writing Study Halls occur in Room 120A in the CTL. Learn more

Day

Time

Wednesday

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Sunday

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Science & Quantitative Reasoning

  • Work with an undergraduate Course-Based Peer Tutor that has already taken the course. Tutors are overseen by the course instructor and can meet for one-on-one session or meet in small groups. Requests for authorization to appoint a Course-Based Peer Tutor should be addressed to Kalias Purushothaman (kaliasnath.purushothamam@yale.edu), SML 117, Station AK. Learn more here or by checking with your professor.

Tutors currently exist for the following courses:

  • Meet at your convenience with Drop-In Residential College Math/Science Tutors located in each residential college to get help with specific concepts, work on a problem set, and review for upcoming tests. See here for specific tutors, their availability, and their meeting spaces.
  • Request to receive up to ten hours of private One-on-One or Group Tutoring for a specific course. Note: Students must be undergraduates currently earning or likely to earn a “C” or below in a Science/QR course to be eligible. Learn more here or download the tutoring request form.

Humanities & Social Science

  • Request to receive up to ten hours of private One-on-One or Group Tutoring for a specific course. Note: Students must be undergraduates currently earning or likely to earn a “C” or below in a Humanities or Social Science course to be eligible, and must submit a request before the midterm. Learn more here or download the tutoring request form.

Public Speaking Practice

The PitchVantage program is designed to help students improve their public speaking skills for different purposes. The program provides instant feedback on pitch, pace, engagement, eye contact, and more, and delivers personalized tips to help you improve. PitchVantage can be used in the PitchVantage studio, located on the mezzanine floor of the CTL, Room M104B. To learn more about the program and to schedule a session, click here.