Peer Tutoring
Peer Tutoring

Peer tutoring is provides free, scheduled academic assistance to all Inver Hills students.

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Peer and professional tutoring available via zoom
Mon. - Thur.: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri.: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Space closed until further notice

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Peer Tutoring

Attention Students

To ensure the safety of the campus community, the Learning Center space will be closed for the remainder of the fall semester. All tutoring services will continue to be offered online via zoom. Schedule an appointment with our Tutors today! For instructions on how to make an appointment and how to access your zoom appointment, visit our FAQs page.

Students seeking assistance with writing may also submit work to writingcenter@inverhills.edu. A tutor will follow up via email.

For additional tutoring support after hours, students may access Tutor.com through D2L, 24/7.

What is peer tutoring?

Peer tutoring is provides free, scheduled academic assistance to all Inver Hills students.

  • You can use peer tutoring for most classes taught on campus
  • You can use peer tutoring regardless of your achievement level
  • Peer tutoring is used by students of all abilities
  • Services provided through a peer-tutoring model and Tutor.com
  • Peer tutoring starts the second week of the semester and is available any time until one week before final exams

How can I receive tutoring?

  1. "Make or Cancel an Appointment"
  2. Enter Star ID and password
  3. Click "Search Availability"
  4. For Center, select Peer Tutoring Center
  5. Select the course you wish to work with a tutor on
  6. Click "Search"
  7. "Blue" schedule blocks indicate drop-in times (no appointment necessary). "Green" or "Yellow" schedule blocks indicate appointment availability.
  8. Select desired time and fill out fields in the pop up box and hit "Save"
  9. For additional instructions on how to access your zoom appointment, visit FAQ's page

Please Note: Leaving days and times as they appear will give you the full scope of when the tutors are available. Limiting days and times may cause a No Results Found response.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Peer Tutoring Office or visit L231 or call 651-450-3647. Please cancel appointments when you are unable to come for a tutoring session. This can be done online or by sending a message to peertutor@inverhills.edu.

Who are your tutors?

Peer tutors are a students who have excelled in the courses they tutor. Tutors are chosen for their academic and interpersonal skills. They are trained as tutors. Their instructors have recommended them for consideration as tutors.

How does peer tutoring work?

  • You will meet regularly with your tutor in 50-minute sessions once or twice a week
  • Sessions are arranged to fit your schedule and your tutor’s schedule.
  • You may schedule tutoring for more than one class each semester
  • Peer tutoring is personal and practical
  • Peer tutoring is designed to help you maximize your study time
  • Peer tutoring helps you overcome minor obstacles, allowing you to understand course material and master course-related skills

Where do I go for peer tutoring?

Peer tutoring is located in the Learning Center on the second floor of the Library building. Tutoring sessions are typically available Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Evening hours may be available on request. All peer tutoring availability is based on the peer tutors’ available hours.

Tutoring Success Tips

Tutoring helps you benefit from classroom instruction and cannot replace your attendance in class; tutors help you understand course material that may be giving you difficulties.

Contact the peer tutoring coordinator at 651-450-3693 if you will be late for your appointment or if you need to cancel your appointment; unless notified, your tutor will wait only 15 minutes past your scheduled meeting time; missing two sessions without calling or canceling your appointment repeatedly will cause your tutoring sessions to be discontinued.

  • Help your tutor help you.
  • Read your textbook
  • Do the homework you understand
  • Mark items you do not understand
  • Write down any questions you have for the tutor
  • Bring your class notes and syllabus to tutoring sessions

You and your tutor can then concentrate on quiz or test topics, making sure you are fully prepared; tutors cannot help you with a take-home quiz or test.

Tutors will have a much easier time helping you when you first start having difficulties with your coursework. If you get too far behind, you may not be able to catch up. If you are thinking about dropping a course, notify your tutor or speak with the peer tutoring coordinator; they may still be able to help you.

Working with a tutor does not guarantee a higher grade. Tutoring is designed to help you improve your study skills. A peer tutor can only help you help yourself. Tutoring is not a replacement for your own motivation to learn.

Tutor.com Online Tutoring

Inver Hills offers free online, on-demand tutoring, through Tutor.com. Tutors are always available, even late at night when your instructor may not be. Stuck on a problem? Want someone to review your paper? This tutoring service is easy to use and can be accessed on any device that connects to the internet.

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