Peer tutors are students who have performed well in their programs and particularly well in the classes they tutor. Tutoring is provided for courses in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, the College of Medicine's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies, and the Dornsife School of Public Health. Tutoring is also available for select courses to students who participate in CLASS-supported programs. All tutors are trained to help students improve their academic skills while also making strides with their specific course.
- Make an appointment today! Visit Accudemia and log in using your Drexel user ID (example: abc1234) for both the User ID and password. View instructions on scheduling an appointment: How to Make a Tutoring Appointment [DOC]
- Appointments can be made up to 24 hours in advance, for up to two hours per class per day. Once you schedule an appointment, you will receive an email confirming the date and time of your appointment. Unless you make other arrangements with your tutor, the appointment will take place at the CLASS in Center City.
- You can view your upcoming appointments by logging in at any time and choosing "Appointments" and then "View All."
Become a Tutor
CLASS is always looking for qualified, motivated tutors. Complete the tutor application.
If you have any questions about the application process that are not answered on the application, please email the firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the CLASS in University City or Center City any time we are open.
What times are tutoring services available?
Tutors set their schedules in advance, between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., and their hours may change from week to week. Availability of tutoring varies depending on how many tutors tutor the specific course. If you don't see any times that work for you, please email email@example.com with your availability and the class for which you're seeking tutoring. We will attempt to find a tutor who is available when you are free. It is important to schedule tutoring well in advance, as tutors' schedules can sometimes fill up quickly.
What if I don't see the course for which I want tutoring?
If you don't see the course for which you want tutoring, that may mean we don't have a tutor for that course or it may mean we do have tutors, but the tutors have not scheduled their availability. Either way, please contact email firstname.lastname@example.org. When you do, please include your name, email, program and the course, including the course number and a copy of the course syllabus.
What do tutors do?
Tutors primarily help students understand course material. You can review lectures and other material to increase your understanding. The tutor can help you prepare for an upcoming exam, recommend ways to study and give test-taking tips. Tutors will not simply teach class material to you, so be sure to come prepared, having attended class, reviewed your notes and taken steps to study the material.
How long are the appointments?
You can select the amount of time that you want to meet with the tutor, ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Keep in mind that appointments cannot exceed two hours per class per day. Five hours total is the maximum amount of tutoring per week that students can receive.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Tutors can be the most helpful to you if you come prepared. You should bring notes from class, worksheets, textbooks, review books, and anything you want to go over with the tutor. There may be some textbooks available in CLASS, but your notes are very helpful in letting the tutor know exactly what the professor has gone over and the material he or she emphasized.
Where do I meet my tutor?
If you are meeting in Center City, you can meet your tutor in the CLASS in the New College Building. If your appointment is scheduled for a time the office is closed, you can arrange beforehand to meet with your tutor at another public Drexel space. If your appointment is in University City, please be sure to follow up with your tutor beforehand to decide what public Drexel space you will use for your session.
What if I need to cancel an appointment or I'm running late?
Log in to Accudemia. Go to Appointments, then "View All" and select the "View List" button. You can cancel or reschedule appointments up to four hours in advance. If you need to cancel an appointment with less than four hours notice, please try to contact your tutor directly and also call 215.762.8121. More than two cancellations with short notice will result in a hold being placed on your account.
If you are running late, please call the office at 215.762.8121. If you are more than 15 minutes late and have not notified the office, we will assume you are not coming, and the tutor has the right to leave.
How do I contact my tutor?
When you log in to Accudemia, go to the Message Inbox and select "Compose New." Start typing the tutor's last name and select "All People." When your tutor's full name appears, select the name and send your message.