Tutoring and Study Tables
- “(My tutor) is a great tutor who is really passionate about chemistry. She would explain the subject matter in a way that I could understand and she gave great study tips. Overall I went into each test much more confident than the ones I had before requesting the tutor. We got along really well and I enjoyed her encouragement.”
- “It was very helpful talking it out with someone else and I really appreciate the time he put into it. He handled everything very professionally and was always very prompt.”
- “Ashley was an amazing tutor. She has been so helpful! Without her, I would not have passed the class. She has also been a resource about college and grade information.”
- “Peer tutoring has been great and helpful!”
Individualized Peer Tutoring
Students are encouraged to seek assistance from their course instructor as soon as the need is recognized in order to enhance their potential for academic success. If a student believes that additional support is needed to learn the course material, then tutoring as an option should be discussed with the course instructor.
CASE Peer Tutoring is available for the following courses:
AR 210, AR 211, AR 212, AR 231
BI 105, BI 210, BI 220, BI 230
CH 105, CH 106, CH 107, CH 351, CH 352, CH 362/363
CS 142, CS 151
CSD 231, CSD 240
MA 101, MA 102, MA 106, MA 107, MA 125, MA 162
NW 200, NW 202, NW 205, NW 208, NW 210, NW 260, NW 262, NW 263, NW 265
PH 107, PH 108, PH 201, PH 202
If a course is not listed here, then CASE individual peer tutoring is not offered for that particular course. Please contact CASE with questions, or consider one of Butler's other outstanding tutoring support options available through various academic departments on campus:
- CASE Study Tables
- Rho Chi (free tutoring for Pharmacy courses)
- Psychology Tutoring (please email Carla North)
- Economics and Accounting Tutoring (please email Kathleen Hood)
- Modern Language Center
- The Writers' Studio
- The Speaker's Lab
Find a Peer Tutor
Butler's Tutor Matching Service for Spring 2021 Individualized Peer Tutoring will open Monday, February 8, 2021. Students may access Butler's Tutor Matching Service here and schedule an appointment with a CASE tutor. Please access further instructions on the Tutor Matching Service here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Students may schedule a tutoring appointment with a CASE Peer Tutor by visiting Butler's Tutor Matching Service. Students may also stop by the Center for Academic Success and Exploration in Jordan Hall 144 or contact Jen Mann, tutoring coordinator, for more information. Please access further instructions on the Tutor Matching Service here.
Currently enrolled Butler undergraduate students are eligible for tutoring.
No. Typical courses in which tutoring services are offered by the Center for Academic Success and Exploration include:
- General Biology courses (BI 105, BI 210, BI 220, BI 220)
- Math courses in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (MA 101/102, MA 106/107, MA 125, MA 162)
- Physics courses (PH 107/108, PH 201/202)
- Computer Science courses (CS 142, CS 151)
- Chemistry Courses (CH 105/106/107, CH 351/352, CH 362)
- Core Curriculum—select courses (Analytical Reasoning and Natural World)
If you do not see a course listed here, we do not offer tutoring for that course.Please contact CASE with questions or consider one of Butler's other outstanding tutoring/support options available through different departments.
Peer tutoring in other courses may be available, based on need and tutor availability.
Peer tutoring is free of charge for currently enrolled undergraduate students in select courses.
Yes. The Center for Academic Success and Exploration believes it is the student's responsibility to take proactive steps to achieve academic success. These factors include:
- Regular attendance in classes and laboratories
- Completion of assignments to the best of the student's ability
- Use of departmental study tables (if available) for the subject
- Meeting with the course instructor during office hours
Currently enrolled Butler undergraduate students are eligible for tutoring.
It is possible that a there may be no available tutoring appointments available at the time of your search. Please understand that our tutors are current Butler students who are also balancing challenging schedules. Check back to TMS for updated availability on a weekly baiss.
Study Tables are group walk-in tutoring sessions that meet regularly at a specific time and location. Study Tables are coordinated by each respective department, and students are typically notified of the schedule within the first two weeks of the semester.
Each Study Table is staffed by student moderators who have been chosen by the faculty based on their performance in a specific subject area. Students may come and go freely from Study Tables. While there, they have access to a student moderator for questions and assistance.
No. Individualized Peer Tutoring allows a student to meet one-on-one with a peer tutor.
Peer tutors are currently enrolled Butler students who have demonstrated exceptional grasp of course material. Our tutors have been recommended by their instructors. Tutors must demonstrate the following qualifications:
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Minimum grade of B in courses for which student will be tutoring
- Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
- Ability to communicate effectively, maintain cooperative peer relationships, and be teamwork-oriented, dependable, attentive to detail, friendly, and approachable
All CASE tutors have been certified by TMS and have completed Tutoring Essential and/or Online Tutoring Essentials training courses.
Students benefit the most when they request tutoring early and commit to meeting with that tutor regularly throughout the semester. In most cases, tutoring is limited to 1-2 sessions per week.
Individualized Peer Tutoring is intended to be a supplement to other support services available (e.g., departmental study tables, instructor office hours). It is not intended to replace the classroom learning experience but is designed to help students who need additional assistance with understanding course content.
Yes. Tutors expect that you come to your sessions with your course materials and specific questions that you have regarding challenging material. Read the following resource for more information on preparing for a tutoring session: Preparing for a Tutoring Session.
Butler University professors should always be a student’s first tutor. Small class sizes allow for instructors to engage in individualized teaching with each of their students. Office hours are a fantastic way to learn directly from your instructor. Often peer tutoring is not needed because Butler instructors are available and willing to work directly with their students. If a student believes that additional support is needed to learn the material, then tutoring as an option should be discussed with the course instructor.
No. Peer tutoring is not available for standardized tests or licensure exams. Students seeking additional support for such testing should consult with their faculty advisor.
No. The Center for Academic Success and Exploration does not provide tutoring for graduate-level courses.
The Lacy School of Business hires tutors for Accounting and Economics. You can find contact information for these tutors on the Study Tables Schedule.
Yes. Tutoring for foreign languages is operated by the Student Modern Language Center.
Students seeking help with writing skills and paper development should contact the Writers' Studio.
The Butler University Writers' Studio offers free, 45-minute writing consultations at 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 Speaker's Lab.
The Butler University Speaker's Lab employs highly trained student tutors to give one-on-one help with the creation and delivery of both individual and group speeches or presentations. In 30- or 60-minute sessions, tutors assist students with all parts of the public speaking process, which includes refining the topic, organizing the content, effectively presenting, and developing visuals. Tutors provide constructive feedback at any stage of the process. They are also trained to assist in the preparation of interviews.
No. The Center for Academic Success and Exploration does not staff tutors during summer sessions.
No. The last day to request tutoring each semester must be placed several weeks before finals. (This date is posted on the tutoring webpage.) Tutoring does not occur during finals week.
The Center for Academic Success and Exploration is staffed with Student Development Specialists who can provide you with academic coaching. Typical coaching topics include: study skills, time management, motivation, test-taking strategies, goal setting, and organizational skills. Please contact the Center for Academic Success and Exploration at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appointment. You can also visit the Center for Academic Success and Exploration webpage for more information.
A student learner has the right to:
- A punctual, prepared peer tutor
- 24-hour notice if a peer tutor must cancel or reschedule an appointment
- Confidentiality from all individuals employed by the Center for Academic Success and Exploration
- Timely contact from the Center for Academic Success and Exploration and peer tutors
- Exploration of all avenues necessary for academic success
- A comfortable tutoring environment
- A change in peer tutors if necessary
- An “open-door” policy to approach a supervisor if there are any concerns or questions