Apply to be a Peer Tutor
Are you interested in an on-campus job and think you may be qualified to tutor in a particular course/subject? The Career and Student Success Center hires its student tutors from a variety of disciplines at Notre Dame. Being a tutor is a paid position on campus. Searches for available and qualified tutors are done routinely throughout the year by publicizing the position to the student body as well as consulting faculty members. Please contact the Career and Student Success Center about the procedure to apply.
Tutoring & Academic Assistance Resources
There are a variety of resources on campus to ensure your academic success. Please read through the options available to you to determine what resources will best suit your needs.
The Success Center provides a peer tutoring program to all Notre Dame students. Tutoring sessions occur anywhere on campus but are by appointment only. Scheduling an appointment generally takes up to one week. If you are seeking assistance preparing for a final exam or research paper, make your request well in advance of the test date/due date. Please be aware that the Success Center may contact appropriate faculty and administrators to determine the best route to meet your tutoring needs. (Note: The Success Center does not offer tutoring for undergraduate level Biology or Chemistry courses per the request of those respective departments. Contact your professors for assistance in these fields.)
- Tutor Request Form: Before completing the Tutor Request Form, be sure to read about the additional tutoring resources below that may offer you more immediate or tailored assistance. Then, if you complete the form, you will receive an e-mail with a Tutee Agreement that must be read, signed, and returned to the Success Center. If you encounter difficulty retrieving the document from the email, it can be accessed here: Tutee Agreement.
Loyola/Notre Dame Library (LNDL)
The LNDL is a great resource if you have the chance to visit. However, there are some very helpful online guides and animated tutorials available that cover citation styles, library tools, research databases, and subject-specific paper drafting. The LNDL staff provides you with a variety of ways through which you can request help, including text and instant message!
Online Writing Tutorials
These tutorials are an innovative projects generated through our office. They cover the basics for drafting a paper in APA style. They are geared toward nursing students; however, they may be used by all Notre Dame student populations. Please check back soon for more topics. We welcome your suggestions for future tutorial topics.
The Writing Center is a very helpful resource for composing and editing papers. The Writing Center can be found in Gibbons Hall, Room 504 and can be contacted at 410-532-5113. Call to make an appointment in advance.
Notre Dame is now partnering with SmarThinking to provide round-the-clock online academic support for all students in a variety of subject areas. SmarThinking offers live or by-appointment online tutoring as well as an innovative online writing lab. Many subjects have 24/7 tutoring support available. More information will be forthcoming on how Notre Dame students can access this great new resource!
- Student Instructions: Log into Joule, go to the course for which you are seeking online tutoring assistance, and click on the SmarThinking link (in a blue box under the calendar on the right side of the course room). If you cannot find this link in Joule, check with your professor if they have activated the SmarThinking link for their course in Joule.
- Faculty Instructions: Follow the instructions provided in this YouTube demo in order to "turn on" the SmarThinking link in Joule for students in your courses. For faculty assistance with SmarThinking, please contact Kathy Doherty, Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs.