Peer Tutoring

For students seeking course-specific support, the Academic Success team of the Dean of Students Office can connect them to academic coaches, academic resources (QCL and CWPD), departmental tutoring services, and free peer tutoring for general education and gateway courses at CMC. Peer Tutoring offered through DOS is a peer-based one-on-one or small group service. Appointments for the Spring 2021 Semester will begin the week of September 20 and end by December 10.

Request Tutoring Assistance


Requests should be submitted as soon as possible to allow time to identify the available resource or tutor. It is required that the student meet for the professor of the course for which they are seeking assistance. Currently enrolled CMC students may request a tutor for any course they are taking, however, it is not guaranteed that every student will be matched with a tutor.

A member from Academic Success will email students to inform them of their request status within 48 hours after submission. After an interview and training, the tutor will be matched. Once matched, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the tutor to set up an initial meeting.

Other Available Academic Resources:

  • Success Coaches

    Success Coaches are here to help develop strategies and approaches with you to achieve your goals at CMC. Meet with them to talk through time management and organization, overcoming procrastination and test anxiety, efficient reading and note-taking, and exam prep. They can also help with goal-setting and habit-building, streamlining workflow, sleep management, stress-tolerance and coping skills, and healthy living.

  • Faculty Office Hours

    Faculty members will be available for various student needs (course-specific assistance, professional advice, mentorship, etc.) in their office or locations around campus. These times are typically listed in the course syllabus along with their contact info.

  • The Academic Success Team

    These members of the Dean of Students Office provide academic coaching, assist you with managing your college experience, and connect you to various peer mentors and academic resources.

    • Matt Layman, Assistant Dean for Academic Success (Success Coaches, Peer Tutoring, and CMC Academic Planner)
    • Maude Nazaire, Assistant Dean for Academic Success & Accessibility (Disability Support Services)
    • Sean Rollolazo, Assistant Dean for Health and Well-Being (Success Coaches, Well-Being Initiatives)
    • Sue Layden, Senior Associate Dean for Student Success (Well-Being Initiatives, Financial Aid Support, Academic Crises/Concerns, and Medical Leaves of Absence)
    • Malcolm Oliver, Graduate Student Assistant for Academic Success (Academic Coaching)
  • The Center for Writing and Public Discourse

  • The Murty Sunak Quantitative and Computing Lab

  • Modern Language Resource Center at Scripps College

  • Oldenborg Center Language Tables at Pomona College

  • Tutoring - W.M. Keck Science Department

    The tutoring services offered by the department covers the following courses: General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Introductory Physics, and Introductory Biology. Please contact faculty to obtain this semester's schedule.

  • Tutoring - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance

    The tutoring services offered by the department covers the following courses: Principles of Economic Analysis, Accounting for Decision Making, Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Statistics (Economics), Data Science and Statistical Learning, and Econometrics. Visit the Fall 2021 tutor schedule here.

For more information, please contact Matt Layman, Assistant Dean for Academic Success at