Individualized Peer Tutoring
Individualized peer tutoring is available through the Learning
Resource Center (Jordan Hall 136). Students are encouraged to
seek assistance in their coursework as soon as the need is
recognized in order to enhance their protential for academic
Tutoring is available free of charge to Butler students, but
requires the completion of the Tutor Request Form
and the endorsement of the course instructor. Tutoring is geared
toward serving currently enrolled undergraduate students taking
introductory major courses (e.g., CH105/106, MA106/107); select
upper-level tutoring and Core Curriculum tutoring may be available
upon demand. Due to limited tutor availability,
individualized peer tutoring is only available during the regular
academic year (fall and spring semesters).
Individualized peer tutoring allows Butler students to meet
one-on-one with a qualified and recommended tutor and receive
course-specific help for a particular subject area. In most cases,
tutoring is limited to 1-2 sessions per week. Individualized peer
tutoring is intended to be a time-limited intervention, and is to
be a supplement to other support services available (e.g.,
departmental study tables, instructor office hours). Tutoring is
not intended as a "preventive" service but is designed to help
students who need additional assistance with understanding course
The tutoring services offered by the Learning Resource
Center are for currently enrolled undergraduate Butler University
students ONLY. Tutor contact information is only given to those
students who meet the requirements to receive peer tutoring and
CANNOT be given to the general public.
Typical courses in which tutoring services are offered by
Learning Resource Center tutors have included, but are not limited
- General Biology courses (e.g., BI111)
- General Chemistry courses (e.g., CH105/106)
- Math courses in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
(e.g., MA101/102, MA106/107, etc.)
- Physics courses (e.g., PH107/108, PH201/202)
- Core Curricullum courses (e.g., AR 212, NW 262)
Students seeking additional help in Organic Chemistry courses
should consult with their instructor. Study Tables are available
for Organic Chemistry.
The Learning Resource Center does not offer tutoring services
for foreign language courses* or courses in the
College of Business (see below for more information about COB
tutoring), College of Education, or Jordan College of the
The LRC DOES NOT provide tutoring for any
licensing or admission exams, including the PRAXIS and the
Students needing tutoring services for Foreign Languages
(including Latin and American Sign Language) should contact
the Modern Language Center Tutoring webpage.
Students seeking help with writing skills and paper development
should contact the Writer's
Studio. The Butler University Writers'
Studio offers free, 45-minute
writing consultationsat any stage of the writing process -
from understanding an assignment to final draft. Our undergraduate
and graduate tutors will assist you with writing
assignments across the curriculum.
Students seeking help with presentations should contact the
Lab. The Speakers Lab is a tutoring
organization that provides assistance in creating and delivering
Requesting A Peer Tutor
Before requesting a peer tutor through the Learning Resource
Center, the following conditions SHOULD be
- Endorsement of the instructor of the course.
- Attendance at all classes and labs.
- Completion of all assignments to the best of the students'
- Attendance at departmental study tables (if available) for the
- Utilization of instructor office hours.
Based on the above conditions, the Learning Resource Center will
identify an appropriate plan of action. Efforts will be made to
identify a tutor within a reasonable amount of time, although this
is dependent on tutor availability. In most cases, individualized
peer tutoring is limited to 1-2 sessions per week.
The Learning Resource Center will attempt to fulfill all tutor
requests, but it is possible that a tutor request may not be
fulfilled due to high demand, limited number of tutors, or other
factors. Students who have made a request that cannot be
fulfilled will be notified as soon as possible and an alternative
recommended course of action will be made.
FAll 2014 Tutoring requests will be accepted beginning
on September 15, 2014. If help is required before this
date, please seek assistance directly from your course
Please note: The LRC will not assign tutors during
the last two weeks of classes or during final exam week in any
semester. Please plan accordingly.
Click on this link to view Tutor/Tutee Rights
Tutors and tutees also should familiarize themselves with ways
to prepare for a tutoring session; please click
here for a downloadable reference sheet.
For questions about individualized peer tutoring not addressed
by the information provided on this page, contact the Learning
Resource Center by email or by phone at (317)