Contact Information

Peer Tutoring Coordinator
LouAnn Oppitz
Phone: 651-450-3693
Location: Library, Room 244

Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutoring has returned to the 2nd Floor of the Library!

Peer tutor

What is Peer Tutoring?

Peer Tutoring is a free service that provides Inver Hills students with scheduled academic assistance. Tutoring is available for most classes taught on campus. Tutoring is available to every Inver Hills student, regardless of their achievement level; Peer Tutoring is used by students of all abilities.

Tutoring services are provided through a peer tutoring model and through the Smarthinking Online Tutoring service.

Peer Tutoring services are available beginning the second week of the semester and any time throughout the semester until one week before final exams are scheduled.

How can I get tutored?

First, complete a Peer Tutor Request form online via the link from this page. It is important that you consider your class times and other obligations when indicating the times you have available for tutoring.

Second, your tutoring appointments will be sent via an e-mail message to your email account. We will not phone you with your appointment information. If you do not receive a message from our office: or within 2 working days, please contact our office.

Third, confirm your appointments via e-mail.

Fourth, show up on time for your appointments, or make alternate arrangements in advance by calling or emailing our office at 651-450-3693.

Who are the tutors?

A peer tutor is a student who has already excelled in the course they tutor. Tutors are chosen for their academic and interpersonal skills. They are trained to be tutors. Their instructor has also recommended them for consideration as a tutor.

How does Peer Tutoring work?

  • Students meet regularly once or twice a week with a tutor who has succeeded in the same class for 50 minute sessions.
  • Sessions are arranged to fit the schedule of the tutor and student.
  • Students may schedule tutoring for more than one class each semester.
  • The assistance we offer is personal and practical. It is designed to help you learn how to best use your study time and help you overcome minor obstacles to learning the material and mastering the skills.

Where do I go for Peer Tutoring?

Peer Tutoring is currently located in the College Center on the second floor and the tutors’ availability varies based on their schedule each semester. Most tutoring sessions are available Monday – Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; however, evening hours may be available upon request.

The Peer Tutoring Office is open Monday through Friday : 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

How can I make the most of Peer Tutoring?

Check out Tips for Successful Tutoring Sessions to learn how to get the most from your sessions.